Island Way Bridge as seen in 2011, will undergo $1.42 million in improvements. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Island Way Bridge in Dana Point Harbor. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Andrea Swayne

In order to accommodate added traffic expected over the Memorial Day weekend, May 23 through May 25, OC Dana Point Harbor has announced its parking plan for visitors and boat owners during the busy holiday.

Depending on weather, public parking, picnic areas and marina parking lots fill quickly, the notice said, asking the public to plan accordingly. Campers, RVs and trailers are not permitted in marina lots and will be subject to towing. Catalina Express customers will be directed to park in the Nordhavn Yachts lot on the island and restaurant and store employees are being asked to park in the Embarcadero’s 1-acre parcel. Only boaters with official gate cards or windshield-displayed passes will be granted access to marina lots.

Attendants will be stationed to monitor availability and use in Harbor lots and will determine the number of guest vehicles admitted.

Boaters are being asked to plan ahead by bringing supplies in early, encouraging guests to carpool and use on-street parking where available and instructing guests to meet them at the parking gate.

For more information, call 949.923.2236 or visit


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