The community of Monarch Beach is located in Dana Point California, just south of Laguna Beach. Located right next to the world-famous Salt Creek Beach, a popular surfing destination amongst tourists and locals alike. There is a small offshore reef that creates some of the best swells along the entire coast of California. Sunbathing, tide pool exploration and body surfing are other activities enjoyed at this beautiful spot. Near-by parks include Lantern Bay Park, Sea Terrace Community Park, Strand Vista Park, Heritage Park (a green space and dog park), Creekside Park, Sea Canyon Park, Dana Point Hilltop Park, Harbor Point Park, Dana Cove, Salt Creek Beach, Sea View Park, Sunset Park, La Plaza Park, Del Obispo Community Park, and Palisades Gazebo Park along with many others.
Monarch Beach is home to Two luxury resorts, Monarch Beach Resort and the Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel. Monarch Beach Resort is the winner of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond and Premier Resort Gold Medal Golf. It is the home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The resort also features first Miraval Life Balance Spa outside of Arizona, where you can enjoy Massage, Yoga, guided meditation, fitness classes, Facials, and a salon. Aveo Table + Bar features Mediterranean inspired dishes by Executive Chef Collin Thornton. Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina Restaurant was just added February 2018. Locally sourced California cuisine is available at 33 degrees North and the Monarch Bay Club. There is also a Starbucks and Market on site. Monarch Bay and Monarch Bay Terrace are both located within the community. Monarch Bay is a guard gated community that enjoys the full luxury life style of the Monarch Bay Resort. Residents enjoy deep discounts and full usage of their club house, restaurant and beach facilities. Monarch Terrace is located just across Pacific Coast Highway, many of the homes have breathtaking views as well.
Moulton Elementary School, John Malcom Elementary School, Niguel Hills Middle School, Dana Hills High School, California Preparatory Academy Private School, and South Shores Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Private School are near-by.
Monarch Beach is named in part for having been the Monarch Butterfly breeding grounds. Another fun fact known to few is that Monarch Beach is where The Nixon Interviews with David Frost were conducted in the spring of 1977.