Area Information

Dana Point Weather

Dana Point’s year-round Mediterranean climate affords visitors sunny days and cool evenings

Average summer temperature (April-September) is 75º F (24º C).

Average winter temperature 65º F (18º C). Average annual rainfall is 12 inches.

Casual sports clothing year-around during the day is suitable. A sweater or jacket is recommended for cool mornings and evenings, and especially for whale watching excursions on the ocean.


Driving Directions

From the Los Angeles area, take the Interstate 5 Fwy. South and exit PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).
From the San Diego area, take the Interstate 5 Fwy. North, exit Beach Cities off ramp.
Both these exits will take you directly into Dana Point.
Take a left at the 2nd signal, Dana Point Harbor Drive, then follow the individual directions to the event or whale watching company of your choice.



Click here for a list of accommodations available in the city of Dana Point.


clean-greenHelp Us Keep the Festival of Whales Clean and Green

The Dana Point Festival of Whales is an ocean-friendly event with many of our booths, displays and exhibits being very close to water’s edge. We ask that all our sponsors and exhibitors keep this ocean location top-of-mind and refrain from using balloons, stickers, tattoos, flyers, single-serving water bottles or other materials that might find their way to the receiving waters of the Pacific Ocean. We also ask all of our guests to keep these practices in mind as they spend a glorious day or weekend taking in the beauty of this special location. Drinking fountains are plentiful for the refilling of water bottles that can be purchased at multiple event locations OR bring your own and refill throughout the day. Please help us keep the Festival of Whales clean and green for generations to come.