Dana Point, CA Ranked No. 9 as America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2017

dana-pointDana Point, CA Ranked No. 9 as America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2017

Coastal Living has ranked Dana Point, California #9 as America’s Happiest Seaside Town 2017.

A once-sleepy town put on the map among the surf-minded set in the 1950s, Dana Point’s appeal has reached far beyond wave worshippers: A bustling harbor, locally owned restaurants, and more than 30 specialty shops attract thousands of visitors each year. Today, 35,000 people—a mix of everyone from retirees to young families—call Dana Point home. An 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones–designed golf course skirts the sea, and an emerging food scene has meant an influx of restaurants, and a $16 million rejuvenation project upgraded its historic Lantern Village district with outdoor seating, wider walkways, and coastal landscaping. It’s a Southern California gem.

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The Coastal Living 2017 Top Ten Happiest Seaside Towns in America, in Ranked Order:

#1 Grand Haven, Michigan

#2 Orleans, Massachusetts

#3 Sarasota, Florida

#4 Fernandina Beach, Florida

#5 Langley, Washington

#6 Cape May, New Jersey

#7 Hilton Head, South Carolina

#8 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

#9 Dana Point, California

#10 Camden, Maine