One of the most desired areas for real estate within the Monarch Beach area, Ritz Cove in Dana Point is a luxury oceanfront community boasting custom estates. Neighboring the Ritz Carlton of Dana Point, the community offers homes with unobstructed ocean and white water views.
Ritz Cove Amenities
One of the most expensive communities in Monarch Beach, the Ritz Cove community offers a number of amenities for residents to enjoy. Due to its location next to the Ritz Carlton of Dana Point along with the fact that the Links at Monarch Beach golf course run through the community, all Ritz Cover homes feature either views of the ocean, views of the golf course or a combination of the two. Residents of the Ritz Cove community also enjoy direct beach access along with views of towering cliffs. Homes on the north side of the community are adjacent to the oceanfront community of Monarch Bay, which is the last community before reaching Laguna Beach.
Living in Ritz Cove
The Ritz Cove community consists of six cul-de-sac streets ending in a circular formation. This layout creates an intimate feel within the community while maximizing ocean views from each home. Altogether, the community has four rows of streets, with the first row located on the oceanfront.
Those properties located on the oceanfront row boast gates and steps that lead directly to the public boardwalk that connects to the beach. The walking path is accessed through tunnels that run underneath the Pacific Coast Highway from the St. Regis Hotel or directly from the Ritz Carlton. Surfers regularly park at the Salt Creek Parking lot and follow this path in order to access the surfing beach located in front of the community.
The Dana Point Lifestyle
Located in southern Orange County, Dana Point is home to one of only a few harbors found along the Orange County coast. Named after the headland of Dana Point, which was named after author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Dana Point is a popular destination for surfing. In addition to offering great surf, Dana Point boasts a mild climate with temperatures averaging around the 70s. August, which is the warmest month of the year, has an average temperature of 79 degrees. December, on the other hand, is the coldest month and has an average minimum temperature of 65 degrees. As such, frost is extremely rate.
Dana Point hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year. Among these are the Festival of Whales, which has been taking place at Dana Point over two weekends in March since 1972. The Tall Ships Festival, which is considered the largest annual gathering of its kind in the West Coast, takes place every September. Other annual events hosted by Dana Point include the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance on the Monarch Beach Golf Links, the Dana Point Grand Prix bike race overlooking Dana Point Harbor and the Turkey Trot hosted by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. The Dana Point Symphony also presents classical music concerts throughout the year.