Capistrano Beach

Explore Capistrano Beach in Dana Point, CA, a hidden gem where history, natural beauty, and outdoor activities converge. Experience the charm of coastal living with stunning beaches, scenic trails, and vibrant community events. Perfect for families, surfers, and anyone looking to escape to a picturesque beachside retreat.

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Overview for Capistrano Beach, CA

13,896 people live in Capistrano Beach, where the median age is 51.7 and the average individual income is $58,690.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

51.7 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Capistrano Beach, CA

Capistrano Beach has 5,838 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Capistrano Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,896 people call Capistrano Beach home. The population density is 3,563.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.47 / 51.53%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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Commute Time

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Schools in Capistrano Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Capistrano Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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San Clemente Christian School
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No rating available
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Around Capistrano Beach, CA

There's plenty to do around Capistrano Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including American Beach Volleyball Club, A1 Nutrifitness, and MAUI BROWI.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.58 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.7 miles 89 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.44 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Capistrano Beach, often referred to as Capo Beach, is a revered jewel nestled within Dana Point, California. This picturesque coastal enclave embodies the laid-back charm and natural beauty Southern California is celebrated for. With its expansive sandy beaches, Capistrano Beach offers a serene backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities, from sunbathing and surfing to beach volleyball and paddleboarding.

The history of Capistrano Beach is as rich and colorful as its sunsets. Originally part of a land grant, this area has evolved from a quiet beachfront community into a vibrant destination for tourists and a proud home for residents who cherish seaside living. The influence of the Spanish missionaries and the area's indigenous heritage can be seen in the architectural styles and local culture, adding a unique historical layer to its coastal allure.

Recreational opportunities abound at Capistrano Beach. The Dana Point Harbor, just moments away, provides boating enthusiasts with access to the open sea, while the nearby San Juan Creek trail offers miles of scenic pathways for cyclists and hikers. For those looking to relax, the local parks and green spaces serve as perfect picnic spots and family gathering points.

Capistrano Beach is not just known for its natural beauty but also for its community spirit. Annual events, such as the Festival of Whales, draw visitors from all over, fostering a sense of camaraderie and celebration of the marine life that graces the Pacific waters.

Today, Capistrano Beach stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of California's coastline, offering a blend of historical richness, recreational fun, and natural beauty. Whether you're drawn to its history, the vibrant community, or the simple joy of a day at the beach, Capistrano Beach promises an unforgettable experience where the waves meet the shore.

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