Monarch Beach is located in a highly desirable residential area of Dana Point, near adjoining cities San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, and midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Well known as an upscale community, homes offer a variety of architectural styles including the Mediterranean, French Provisional, Tuscan, Spanish, and Cape Cod. Many properties include membership to the highly regarded five star Monarch Bay Beach Club and its highly rated golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Other amenities within the beach club include the Miraval Life Balance Spa, three refreshing swimming pools, tennis club, and several celebrated restaurants. The Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel is also located here cementing Monarch Beachs reputation as one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in California. Named after the large masses of monarch butterflies that were once prominent in the area due to the rolling hills of manzanita and sagebrush that served as a breeding ground, today this site offers prime real estate with estates boasting stunning ocean views just a short walk to Salt Creek Beach, located directly below the Ritz Carlton, residents and visitors alike enjoy the large picnic area and walking paths. Monarch Bay Beach, also a public beach, has a reputation as more quiet and peaceful with a variety of birds that frequent the area. Besides the many sprawling properties, Monarch Beach offers condos and townhomes, ideal for retirees or for those looking to downsize. Shopping, restaurants, top-rated schools including many private education choices, a quick 23-mile drive to the John Wayne Orange County Airport, and easy access to the nearby business district in Irvine, make Monarch Beach a wonderful opportunity for those that want that quintessential Southern California lifestyle.