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Best time to visit Dana Point, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Dana Point is October-November

While Dana Point is a popular destination to visit all year round, October-November is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Dana Point can reach a maximum of 27℃ (81℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 11℃ (51℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 8℃ (46℉).

The days are longest in Dana Point in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. December sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in June instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Dana Point below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

Dana Point seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dana Point as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dana Point is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Dana Point

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Dana Point for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Dana Point climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Dana Point for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Dana Point in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dana Point in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dana Point in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dana Point in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dana Point in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dana Point in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Dana Point in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dana Point in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dana Point in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Dana Point in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Dana Point in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dana Point in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dana Point in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dana Point is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dana Point is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dana Point is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dana Point, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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