Sea View Park – Smallest playground in California
Located at the top of the hill sea view park is overlooking Dana point harbor, it is unofficially California’s tiniest playground with the bourgeoisiest view ever imaginable. Overlooking the cliffs, Dana Point city gate and the marina hardly you will find a better sunset view from a kids play ground with an exception perhaps to one in Palos Verdes.
Nevertheless, this miniature at sea view park in Dana point play area worth checking out while your toddler stretches out his/her little feet. The whole area is not bigger than 10 x 10 meters and feels like it could fit in a palm of a giant who carefully placed it at the very tip of the bluff. Outfitted with a slide, steps, climbing wall and a few other features it is a little heaven for children.
Parking and address for the tiny playground
Capistrano by the Sea, Dana Point, CA 92629
There’s enough space for about half a dozen cars on the terrace immediately adjacent to the playground. Probably most of the locals walk to the play space. The entire vibe of the Dana point is that of a sleepy little town designed for strolling and gazing at the Pacific Ocean. Most of the fun is located down bellow any ways in the marina and out on the open waters. Check out Baby Beach if you have a chance – a harbor surrounded by jetties that keeps the beach protected from crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Sea View Park – Shortest scenic route
There’s also a short but sweet path that you can take to circle around the local’s houses. Starting off as a switchback it turns into a 5 minutes light walk overlooking more of the local grounds, including Lantern Bay Park adjacent to Laguna Cliffs Marriott hotel and Spa. The park very much reminiscent of the Pepperdine University alumni park in Malibu.
Within a 10 minute walking distance you can check out the infamous Dana point arches – which is an odd sight to consider a landmark, although Californians are often proud of most strange things that puts their town on the map…
Despite after traveling around California for almost half a decade we are still impressed what the million dollar houses are made of in the golden state. Simple shacks of weathered planks and compressed cardboard go for unimaginable prices. Perhaps the view of the everlasting Pacific Ocean offset the unbalanced real estate to living conditions ratio.
After hanging out at the Sea View park we headed toward the lantern bay park only a 2 minutes driving away. Situated in front of Marriott Hotel.