About Monarch Bay Plaza
Are you looking for a unique shopping experience? Come to Monarch Bay Plaza! We have it all, with our selection of fine restaurants, comfortable family dining, Gelson’s superior-quality market, CVS pharmacy, Starbuck’s, upscale boutique fashion shops, health and beauty services, many specialty shops, plus medical, dental and vision services, and more! Our Chevron station has the most competitive gas prices in the area!
Monarch Bay Plaza has a long history of service to the local communities of Monarch Beach and Dana Point, dating back to the early 1960s when it became Dana Point’s FIRST shopping center. When Rancho Niguel, one of the original Spanish land grants of the 1800’s, was purchased for residential development in the 1960s, Monarch Bay Plaza was built to serve the residents of the nearby communities. Since that time, Monarch Bay Plaza has become a major shopping destination for local residents and visitors alike, providing a wide array of merchandise ranging from daily household necessities to luxury goods and business services.
Dana Point has developed from a tiny beach town in the 1920s into an exclusive beachside community and upscale vacation resort destination. As the Monarch Beach communities and Dana Point area have grown, Monarch Bay Plaza now finds itself surrounded by the championship Monarch Beach golf course and two of California’s finest world-class resort hotel and convention complexes – the Ritz Carlton and the Monarch Beach Resort. Visitors from around the world come to this romantic destination getaway, and Monarch Bay Plaza is still its leading shopping complex, offering fine dining and a variety of treasures in its specialty shops.
Conveniently located in the southwest corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Bay Plaza is just a short drive from the local communities of Monarch Beach, Dana Point, South Laguna and Laguna Niguel. It is adjacent to the popular Salt Creek Beach State Park and Sea Terrace Community Park, as well as the Monarch Beach Golf Links. A network of paved walking and biking paths make it possible for local Monarch Beach residents and visitors at the Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis resorts to wander over to Monarch Bay Plaza to sample its many offerings. Create a tasty picnic to take to the park from the fine foods at Gelson’s Supermarket, or just grab a Starbucks coffee and window shop our wide variety of specialty shops.
It’s all here at Monarch Bay Plaza, with over 30 stores and restaurants – come discover the wealth of treasures we have to offer!