Ken Sampson Overlook

Point Details

Nearest Town: Dana Point
Location: End of Blue Lantern St 2 blocks south of Pacific Coast Hiway

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

33.463493360277, -117.70640629796 ↗

Trail Section


The overview provides a good view of Dana Point Harbor and the Ocean Institute. The Institute serves as a marine learning center for students and is the home port of several “tall ships”. Tide pools are located at the far north end beneath the Dana Point headlands.


  • CCC Access Point
  • Improved Surface
  • Not on Coastal Trail
  • Parking
  • Prominent Man Made Feature
  • Public Transportation
  • Signage
  • Viewpoint

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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