Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA

Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 682 vacation rentals near Capistrano Beach. From 275 houses to 211 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Capistrano Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Living the high life in Capistrano Beach

Part of sun-drenched Orange County, Capistrano Beach is one of California's most-coveted zip codes. In fact, strips like Beach Road and Coast Highway harbor some of the state's most-exclusive properties. Want to live the SoCal high life? With beach chic decor and stunning ocean views, Capistrano Beach vacation rentals are a flawless blend of luxe and laid-back. Locals know the enclave as Capo Beach and flock to relax on the sand, hit the waves and devour freshly-caught seafood. Dana Point, an easy drive up the coast, is filled with organic cafes, casual eateries and beach boutiques.

Whale watching in Capistrano Beach

Every summer, 1000s of grey whales cruise along the Southern California coastline. Whale watching safaris will get you up close and personal with the gentle marine giants. There's also a chance to spot playful dolphins, sea lions and even the occasional shark. Orange County is also famous for its sport fishing. Sign up for a charter and you could reel in monster-sized bass, halibut and barracuda. Nothing says "Orange County" quite like sunset drinks on the deck of your Capistrano Beach vacation rentals property. Set right on the sand, it's easy to live the California dream.

History lessons in Capistrano Beach

Located in Dana Point, the Ocean Institute is filled with interactive exhibits. On weekends, you can tour Pilgrim, a replica of the 19th century tall ship sailed by anti-slavery activist Richard Dana. Whether you're relaxing at a cafe or making the most of your Capistrano Beach vacation rentals sun deck, Dana's memoir, Two Years Before the Mast, makes for excellent reading material. Venture inland and you'll find Mission San Juan Capistrano, a colonial outpost filled with lush gardens, sun-dappled courtyards and bubbling fountains.

Endless summers in Capistrano Beach

Thanks to its sunny Mediterranean climate, Orange County is a year-round destination. Places like Newport Beach enjoy an incredible 340 days of sunshine every year and Capistrano Beach isn't far off. This means that even in the middle of winter, you can still swim, sunbathe and enjoy the SoCal lifestyle. Planning a Californian getaway? With laid-back vibes and family-friendly spaces, Capistrano Beach vacation rentals will tick all your boxes. If whales are on your wish list, visit in winter or spring during the annual migration.

Golden sands in Capistrano Beach

Perched at the southern end of Dana Point, Capistrano Beach is fringed by a golden stretch of sand. It's part of Orange County and is surrounded by over 40 miles of scenic coastline. This means there are beaches for every occasion. You can soak up the street scene at Seal Beach, surf world-class waves at Huntington Beach or enjoy a picnic at Doheny State Beach. Newport Beach is filled with luxury yachts, while Laguna Beach is known for its crystal-clear water and colorful tide pools.