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Bourbon Steak, A Michael Mina Restaurant

#2 restaurant in Orange County!

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3rd Night Free

Book two nights at best available rate and your 3rd night is free!

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Private California Beach Club

Monarch Bay Beach Club is exclusive to resort guests and club members only.

Immerse yourself in a perfect snapshot of California’s beach culture, complete with the sight of swimmers and surfers, the aroma of roasting s’mores, a brush of salty air, all against a soundtrack of ocean waves and laughter.  Originally opened in 1962, the Beach Club has just been completely renovated to deliver a totally modern experience, tinged with nostalgia.

This is the California beach club  that’s existed only in your imagination, come to life on the coast of Orange County.  Plunge into signature beach experiences, including:
  • Chair & Towel Service:  Arrive with your hands free & we’ll provide it all
  • Beach Activities:  Equipment rental & instruction for all ages & abilities (Surfing, Boogie Boarding, SUP)
  • 30-minute No Fail Surf Lessons:  Every beachgoer gets their California memory, where catching a wave & Instagram moments are guaranteed
  • Beach Rangers:  Ocean Institute-trained Beach Rangers on staff
  • Programming:  Seasonal Falconry demonstrations, family movie nights, s’more making
  • Music & Events:  Weekend BBQs & Live Music
  • Private Beach Tram:  7 scenic minutes from lobby to beach

Beachfront Dining

Overlooking the sparkling sand and shore break of Monarch Bay, this oceanfront bar and restaurant showcases a refined yet approachable menu of seafood and coastal cuisine.  Our indoor/outdoor bar takes center stage with iconic beach cocktails, local microbrews and an all-California wine list.  

Dishes featuring local, seasonal produce and sustainably caught seafood playfully reflect our coastline’s bounty and beauty.

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Ocean Sports

Our ocean sports team, Expert Active, has taught thousands to ride the waves in New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and California-- and now it's your turn!  Enjoy a full selection of rental equipment including boogie boards, surf boards, SUP,  skim boards, snorkles, wet suits and more, along with expert instruction and tours.   

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Sunset Beach Tradition

The ringing of a ship’s bell beckons you to the daily sunset ritual on the Beach Lawn, featuring a selection of happy hour specials.  This is the ideal moment to sample a signature re-invented iconic beach cocktail like Catalina Sunset, Pink Skies Ahead or Somewhere on a Beach.


Additional Questions

For insider tips and tricks when planning your next getaway, contact a Resort Experience Planner at 949-234-3900.
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