Monarch Beach

Monarch Beach is a small but wealthy enclave in Orange County, California located within the City of Dana Point. This quaint, resort style community is also home to two world class hotels, The St. Regis and The Ritz Carlton. Monarch Beach is close to the city-boundary between Dana Point and Laguna Niguel, which are both included in Orange County's "Beach Cities" area (although Laguna Niguel does not have any coastline). It consists of some residences, but is also a tourist attraction for travelers. The name "Monarch Beach" is often incorrectly referenced as the name of a city.

Monarch Beach is named after its most prominent geological feature "Monarch Bay" aptly named as its rolling hills of Sagebrush and Manzanita were once a breeding ground for the Monarch Butterfly. The butterflies were once seen there in large masses, but have disappeared from the area because their habitat has been replaced, almost entirely, by the large houses that can be found in the Monarch Beach neighborhood.


Like the rest of Dana Point, Monarch Beach residents enjoy close proximity to the beach, a relatively low-crime rate, top-rated competitive public schools, and a relaxed, comfortable and athletic atmosphere that proliferates within the entire Dana Point community. They are also close to the Dana Point Harbor and the nearby shopping center. The Links — an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. — is considered one of the best golf courses in Southern California. In addition, the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Links Course offers visitors some of the best amenities in the area. Monarch Beach is about a five minute walk to Salt Creek Beach. It has straight access to Strands Beach and a picnic area.


Historic footnote: Monarch Beach was also the location of the famed Frost-Nixon Interviews.


Monarch Beach is also the home of the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance automotive charitable event held each year on the Monarch Beach Golf Links.


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