Last Friday, the City of Dana Point rolled out its own new trolley service (Dana Point PCH Trolley). We’d like to say we had something to do with this decision, given the longtime success we’ve enjoyed with our own free trolley program in Laguna Beach.
The Dana Point free trolley only runs Fridays, Saturday and Sundays through Labor Day, Sept. 7th on a trial program. It’s an enormous step forward, though, for easing traffic congestion in Dana Point, particularly around the city’s many events, movie nights and live music festivals in their parks.
The greatest news about the Dana Point free trolley announcement – it actually connects with the Laguna Beach free trolleys. How neighborly is that?
You can actually travel via free Laguna Beach trolley from El Moro Elementary School on Laguna’s north side all the way through Laguna Beach, transfer at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel to the Dana Point PCH Trolley, and continue all the way down to Capo Beach, past Doheny State Beach, on the PCH Trolley.
Here’s a PDF of the Dana Point Trolley map
The Dana Point free trolley stops at Dana’s major hotels, in the Lantern District, at the Harbor, and at its most populated beaches, including Capo, the Doheny campground and State Beach, and Strands at Selva.
During this first year, the Dana Point free trolleys are wrapped to look like Woodys. If the initial season proves successful, Dana Point will initiate plans for an expanded, 7-day service with open-air trolleys next summer. Their continuation is all about usage (just like our own trolleys), so do what you can to support our free trolleys in both cities!