By Joe Dunn
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THE STORY OF BEACH ROAD: A HIDDEN POCKET OF CALIFORNIA BEACH HEAVEN
It’s a mile and a half of asphalt. On one side of the road are railroad tracks; on the other are houses crammed onto narrow lots. It may not sound like paradise, but to the residents of and visitors to Beach Road, it is. In A Pocket of Paradise, Joe Dunn tells the story of Capistrano Beach’s Beach Road, from the days of Junipero Serra, to the early development by the Doheny family, to the creation of the Hobie Cat sailboat right there on the beach. He introduces the locals, tells the stories, and brings to life the small Southern California beach community that’s had a big impact on the country’s surf and beach-lifestyle culture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joe Dunn is a Los Angeles native and along with his wife, Ellie, has been a Capistrano Beach homeowner since 1963. A surfer to this day, Joe is a real estate investor and the former managing partner of the Charles Dunn Company. He’s currently at work on a history of the Charles Dunn Company, which was founded by his grandfather in Los Angeles in the early 20th century.