South Cove & Public Park FAQ

February 03, 2017

What is South Cove?

South Cove is Dana Point’s only barefoot community, featuring 168 luxury condominium residences at Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, directly across the street from Doheny State Beach. The project is the first of its kind to be developed in Dana Point in more than 25 years.

Who is Zephyr?

Zephyr is a San Diego-based real estate development company, committed to building high-quality attached and detached homes, condominiums and luxury apartments. They’ve developed and built similar projects in La Jolla and Carlsbad.

What was the prior use of the site?

The site was formerly a mobile home park, but has been vacant since 2005.

When is South Cove scheduled to open?

Pre-sales are set to begin in Spring 2017, with the models slated to open in Summer 2017.

Does South Cove connect to the park developed next to the community?

Yes, the park has been designed by Zephyr with landscape architecture firm, Summers, Murphy & Partners, in partnership with the City of Dana Point.

Will the park be open to the public?

Yes, it is a public park. Dana Point residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the park on a daily basis.

What will the park include?

The park will encompass two plazas. The eastern plaza will highlight historical information about Dana Point, including a landmark tower inspired by the original Richfield oil tower that was built in Dana Point in the 1920s. The plaza will also feature a topographic map of California depicting the state’s top surf spots, form Trestles at San Onofre State Beach to Mavericks in Northern California. Interpretive signs featuring different segments of California’s history from a Dana Point perspective will be displayed.

The western plaza will highlight the storied surf legacy of Dana Point. Plans for the plaza include a series of 10 life-size sculptures depicting surfing industry pioneers and legends. The memorial to Hobie Alter, who developed foam surfboard blanks and creator of the Hobie Cat, will be the centerpiece of the plaza. Both plazas will be landscaped with drought tolerant plants native to California and equipped with bike racks throughout.

How do I access the park?

The park can be easily accessed via the San Juan Creek Trail, located adjacent to the eastern plaza. The western plaza contains a bus stop allowing access from public transportation and the City’s seasonal trolley. Parking will also be available at Doheny State Park which connects via the pedestrian bridge over Pacific Coast Highway.

Who owns the park?

Zephyr will design and construct the park and it will be dedicated to the City of Dana Point upon its completion. Once the park is park dedicated, the City will be responsible for all maintenance.