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Dana Point Citywide Scavenger Hunt

We hope you enjoyed this years Scavenger Hunt!

April 1 - 21, 2024

A fun and interactive way for participants to learn about the rich history of The City of Dana Point

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A free 10 stop, month long fun and interactive citywide historical self-guided tour of some of the iconic places that makes this city so great! 

Each stop is identified by a QR code to learn more about the stop and sponsor hosting. 

Join us in a historical and environmental journey exploring the City of Dana Point. 

Explorers will venture throughout the City of Dana Point, spanning from Salt Creek Beach to Doheny and points in between. Highlights include visits to the Richard Henry Dana Statue, the Drogher Statue (Dana Point's oldest), Kiicha Huts from the Acjachemen Tribe and more.

Delve into Dana Point's vibrant history, uncovering stories of its early settlers, the founding of our community, and the significance of preserving our coastal heritage.


April 1, 2024 through April 21, 2024


Explores will go all around the City from Salt Creek Beach to Doheny and everywhere in between. 

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Stops and Partners

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1 - Richard Henry Dana Statue - Dana Point  Harbor Partners

2 - Don Hansen Plaza - Dana Wharf and Dana Point Harbor Partners

3 -Drogher Statue and The Arches -Along The Bluff Top Trail - Dana Point Historical Society

4 - Nature Interpretive Center - The City of Dana Point

5 - Palisades Gazebo - Stand Up To Trash

6 - Youngs Beach Shack - Youngs Beach Shack

7 -  Kiicha Huts of the Acjachemen Nation at The Nature Interpretive Center- Jauneño Band of  Mission Indians Acjachemen Nation

8 - Doheny Beach Aquarium - Doheny State Beach Foundation

9 - Doheny Beach Butterfly Garden - Doheny State Beach Foundation

10 - Killer Dana Surf Beach - Killer Dana Surf Shop

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Scavenger Hunt

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How To Participate

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1. Visit each stop, take a pic of the location and use the hashtag #DanaPointScavengerHunt to track your progress on Instagram

If you don't have an Instagram account, just take a picture at each stop. 

2. Once all 10 stops have been completed email your pics to


-Subject: Scavenger Hunt


3. After all 10 stops have been completed, 

participants will need to attend either the Stand Up To Trash or Doheny State Beach Earth Day Beach Cleanup to be eligible to win a prize!

4. Have fun and a sense of adventure! 


**BONUS for picking up trash at the location, take a pic of the cleanup! 

Sign Locations

Stop Addresses


1 - Richard Henry Dana Statue on the island side of the harbor 

2 - Hansen Plaza -Dana Wharf 34675 Golden Lantern

3 - Drogher Statue and The Arches - Dana Point Bluff Top Trail 

4 - Nature Interpretive Center - 34558 Scenic Dr

5 - Palisades Gazebo - 26401 Palisades Dr

6 - Young’s Beach Shack - 33521 Ritz Carlton Dr 

7 - Kiicha Huts - 34558 Scenic Dr

8 - Doheny State Beach Aquarium  - 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr

9 - Butterfly Garden Doheny Beach - 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr

10 - Killer Dana Beach - Dana Point Mini Pier next to Baby Beach

Take a Pic At Each Stop

We're excited for Earth Month and Dana Point's 1st Annual Scavenger Hunt

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A HUGE Thank You goes out to our partners, this event simply wouldn't b