Dana Point Elevator

Dana Point

Dana Point Elevator

Over 30 years before Dana Point Harbor was constructed, below the cliffs was a beach that was quite hard to access except for one dirt path to get down from what is now known as Dana Point Headlands, a hotel was being constructed with an awesome view but no way to get down to a pocket beach below, so an elevator was constructed but never fully completed due to the stock market crash. Around this time, there was also a pier that went out from the beach. In the 1960's, the harbor was built and we now have much easier access to this area and you can still see the remnants of what used to be the tunnel to the elevator which is now sealed off.As you drive along Dana Point Harbor Drive towards Ocean Institute, it will be on your right side just before the waterfall that flows during rain.

Dana Point Elevator
Dana Point Elevator
Dana Point Elevator