Destination guide

The elegant area of Monarch Beach awaits your stay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Monarch Beach. This city's golfing, local tours and sporting events draw many visitors. Main Beach Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Monarch Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Monarch Beach a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shorecliffs Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Sawdust Art Festival Grounds (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Talega Golf Club (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • San Clemente Pier (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club (8 mi / 12.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Monarch Beach

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Monarch Beach

Monarch Beach is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Monarch Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Salt Creek Beach Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sea Canyon Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Thousand Steps Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Dana Cove Park (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Harbor Point Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Monarch Beach

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 30.6 mi (49.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Monarch Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 183 vacation rentals near Monarch Beach. From 45 Houses to 4 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Monarch Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Monarch Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Monarch Beach:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 832 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 303 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 585 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 448 vacation rentals
  • Newport Coast: 579 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Monarch Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Monarch Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salt Creek Beach Park: 2,417 vacation rentals
  • Harbor Point Park: 2,383 vacation rentals
  • Sea Canyon Park: 2,400 vacation rentals
  • Nature Interpretive Center: 2,379 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links: 2,405 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monarch Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Monarch Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 45 Houses in Monarch Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Monarch Beach include:

  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 115 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Monarch Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 117 vacation rentals with pool available in Monarch Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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