Wine Down Wednesday at the Strand Beach CLub


Wine Down Wednesday

Every other Wednesday thru the end of August, Strand at Headlands owners, family and friends come together at the Strand’s fabulous oceanfront Beach Club to “wine” down with a refreshing glass of wine,  delicious appetizers from Craft House, one of Dana Point’s most popular new restaurants, and enjoy the cool ocean breezes Orange County beaches are so famous for. “Wine Down Wednesdays” is a way to welcome new neighbors to the community and reconnect with old friends. This week, August 3rd, the get-together takes place by the Beach Club’s pool. Enjoy!

Just Listed! 19 White Water Lane, Dana Point-The Strand

19 White Water 002

Wake up in paradise to views of the crystal blue Pacific and the sound of crashing waves.

This Monterey-style custom beach home, situated just steps from the beach at The Strand at Headlands, affords a world class, relaxed lifestyle in Orange County’s final oceanfront community. This two-story, 4-bedroom, 5 bathroom home showcases expansive ocean views, exquisite indoor outdoor living spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities. Enjoy dining Al Fresco by the fire pit, pool and spa while watching the sun set behind Catalina or dine indoors in the home’s formal dining room with a living garden that is sure to peak your imagination. Watch for breaching whales and enjoy expansive ocean views from the great room and the ultra contemporary chef’s kitchen that features Wolf and Subzero appliances. A sweeping staircase leads to the home’s oceanfront master bedroom, cozy retreat, spacious master bath and walk-in closet. Upstairs, you will also find two additional bedrooms, laundry room and an expansive bonus room. The home is fully equipped Elan Smart House with an elevator and central vacuum. The home provides the ultimate Southern California oceanfront lifestyle.

Click here to view a video of 19 White Water, Dana Point, CA

Indoor Features

• Approximately 5,881 sq. ft.

• 4 Bedrooms

• 4 Full Bathrooms

• 1 Half Bath

• 3-Car Garage

• Ocean View Great Room

• Chef’s Kitchen with Wolf Appliances

• Formal Dining Room

• Ocean View Master Bedroom

• Bonus Room

• Elevator

• Elan Smart House and Central Vacuum

Outdoor Features

• Pool and Spa

• Drought Tolerant Landscape

• Living Garden Wall

• Panoramic ocean views

• Steps to the beach

Strand at Headlands Community Amenities

• 24-Hour Guard Gated Security

• Private Beach Club

• State-of-the-art Fitness Center

• Oceanfront Lounge and Bar

• Oceanfront Pool and Spa

• Private Lockers for Beach Accessories

• Poolside barbecue facility

• 5 surrounding Parks

• 3 Miles of Coastal Hiking Trails




jon Ham at the StrandOceana, the international ocean conservation group, chose The Strand at Headlands for its annual Sea Change Summer Party.

Jon Ham at the StrandThe event, set on three tented multi-million-dollar oceanfront home sites, radiated star power. Headliners from “Mad Men,” “Grace and Frankie,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Modern Family,” “The Office,” and more, joined forces to raise more than $1.0 million.   Jon Hamm hosted the evening festivities.  He took to the podium with a speech about growing up in St. Louis, where he learned to scuba dive in a lake in the Ozarks, before moving to California, noting that one of the reasons was “the vast physical beauty of the ocean that we have at our doorstep.”

“The idea of saving the oceans for future generations to experience is very important to me,” Hamm said.

A longtime supporter of Oceana, Actress January Jones, from “Mad Men,” a veteran of swimming with sharks in Belize and Bimini, took the stage to talk about her concern for the diminishing shark population and her commitment to Oceana and its efforts to protect sharks and other sealife.

Honoree Enric Sala, a marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, spoke of protecting the ocean’s most vulnerable places and praised the organization for its interest not in making headlines but “in making history.”

The Party attracted Kiernan Shipka and Michael Gladis of “Mad Men,” Oceana board member Sam Waterston of “Grace and Frankie,” Beth Behrs of “2 Broke Girls,” Nolan Gould of “Modern Family,” Aimee Teegarden of “Friday Night Lights,” Timothée Chalamet of “Interstellar,” and Oscar Nunez of “The Office.” Valarie Van Cleave and Eve Kornyei Ruffatto served as co-chairs, along with chair emeritus Julie Hill.

Actress and singer Bethany Joy Lenz of “One Tree Hill” joined The Strand at Headlands owner Sanford Edward and others, at his table. Edward, who purchased the luxury community in 1998 from the owner of Los Angeles Times, has received an A+ from a number of environmental groups for his work on storm water runoff at Strand Beach and “Baby Beach” at Dana Point Harbor.

All Strand properties feature incomparable ocean views, 24-hour, guard-gated security, an oceanfront private Beach Club, five public parks and three miles of surrounding trails. For a private tour, call the Strand Sales office at 949-487-2500. Sales office is open daily 10 AM to 5 PM. Homesites range from $2.975 to $14.750.

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort Food and Wine Festival


The Strand at Headlands only partners with the best. The St. Regis Monarch Monarch Beach, one of the Strand’s premiere luxury partners and neighbors, is holding its new Food, Wine and Jazz Festival from August 27 – 30. The event will feature the culinary talents of world-renowned chefs to bring three days and nights of decadent fare, vibrant wines and full-bodied fun to Dana Point this summer.

The festivities begin on Thursday, August 27 with a VIP Dinner with Chef Michael Mina in his acclaimed Stonehill Tavern restaurant. The six-course dinner features dishes from Mina’s famous Tuna Tartare and Lobster Pot Pie, to a Stonehill Tavern Jazz Fest Jambalaya and Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb. Beverage specialists from Belvedere, Veuve Clicquot and Stella Artois will be on hand to craft the beverage pairings for each course.

Friday and Saturday will feature the Grand tasting, featuring 50 chefs as well as 30 wineries and boutique vintners.  Sunday will conclude the event with a champagne Jazz brunch.

The St. Regis is minutes from The Strand on Niguel Road at 1 Monarch Beach Resort. Tickets for all events can be purchsed here and range from $100 to $195 per person. For reservations, please call the resort at (949) 234-3900.

South Strand Custom Ocean View Home Sold!

1. Front exterior-19 Seabreeze Terrace

The home, designed by the architectural team of Bob White and Forest Studio, in collaboration with EBTA Architects, sold to a family from Minnesota for just under $6 million.

The home features an expansive ocean view great room with 16-ft high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, distressed, wide plank oak floors and a commercial-style kitchen. Panoramic views from the master bedroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows further dramatize the home’s connection with the coastline. There are four bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, a formal dining room, bonus room, an office/craft room, loft and room for a gym in 5,475 sq. ft. of indoor living space.

The home flows seamlessly outdoors to the ocean view pool, stone patios, built-in barbecue and lush landscaping.

All of the Strand’s homes and homesites within its guard-gated community have direct beach access and membership to its private oceanfront Beach Club, state-of-the-art gym, bar, lounge, pool and private beach lockers.


The Strand At Headlands is proud to support the Wounded Warriors.

Here’s an article that recently appeared in Dana Point: Wounded Warrior: How one man helped in Dana Point. Sanford Edward – Topix


The Wounded Warriors Made a Difference, Now It’s Our Turn.

Sanford Edward knows about contracts: Written and oral. Explicit and implicit. He should, he’s the President and Principal owner of one of the most successful real estate ventures in Southern California, The Strand at Headlands in Dana Point.

“I started my business with $11,000 of capital in 1991,” Edward said. “One of my guiding principles has always been that a person is only as good as their word.”

And it’s obvious that hard work, sacrifice, and dedication were instrumental to Sanford’s success, as he built one of California’s leading land development companies.

The ideas of sacrifice and dedication motivated Sanford to become a supporter of the Wounded Warriors program of the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, stationed at Camp Pendleton.

“After all, who makes a bigger sacrifice than those who put their life on the line for our freedom and liberty?”, said Edward.  They leave their families to defend the United States in combat operations about the world.”

“I’m proud to be a part of the Wounded Warrior contract,” Edward said.

That is why Edward and his company, Headlands Reserve, LLC sponsor the Wounded Warriors.  Peter Hammer, a former Marine who served in the Viet Nam war, serves as a Board member, said that Sanford has “always been there when it counts.”

“Everyone can make a difference in their own way,” said Hammer. “Earlier this year, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame raised money by walking more than 100 miles to Canton, Ohio. Others donate time. As a long-time supporter, Sanford Edward is there when we need him. He’s an example for others in the business community. Showing them how they can make a difference too.

New story at the Boys and Girl Club about Sanford Edward.

Happy to be part of the Boys Club!

From their newsletter:

How the Boys & Girls Club of America Influenced One of Orange County’s Most Successful Builders

Sanford Edward was a “Club Kid.” Growing up as the oldest of four children, with a working, single parent Mom, Sanford spent countless hours on the playgrounds and at the Boys Club.

The experience taught Sanford how to appreciate the value of having a safe place to go after school, a place where someone’s there to help with homework, play games, or go outside and play sports.

Sanford learned life lessons at the Boys Club—a sense of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the value of teammates—which he continues to use at The Strand at Headlands, the Dana Point ocean front community that he developed and built, which is setting numerous Orange County sales records.

Since 1998, when Sanford Edward acquired the Headlands from the Chandler family of the Los Angeles Times, Edward has been a booster and regular supporter of the San Juan Capistrano Boys & Girls Club.

“The Boys & Girls Club teaches children how to work hard, rely on others, and compete,” said Edward. “These are lessons that stayed with me my entire life. So I am grateful to support the Boys & Girls Club, and would encourage everyone to do so.”

“Even in Orange County, some children need help to reach their full potential,” said Edward. “The Boys & Girls Clubs are more than just a place to go. They are places to realize that most of what you learn in life is not taught in the classroom.”




California Costal Cleanup Day



This premier volunteer event focuses on the marine environment in Orange Country. Each year, more than 40,000 volunteers turn out to over 400 cleanup sites statewide to conduct what has been hailed by the Guinness Book of Records as “the largest garbage collection” (1993). Since the program started in 1985, over 552,000 Californians have removed almost 8.5 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by The Ocean Conservancy and taking place Sept 20,2014, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year! Come help clean up Strand Beach in Dana Point and enjoy one of Southern California’s most beautiful places!

An article from San Diego about the Dana Point Headlands and Baby Beach

Dana Point Headlands near Baby Beach
Dana Point Headlands near Baby Beach

An article from San Diego about the Dana Point Headlands and Baby Beach

Baby Beach In Dana Point: A Clean Water Story

By Mick Pattinson

for San Diego County News

The Sierra Club gets all the glory. But if you want to meet the hardest of the hard core environmentalists, head down to what the maps say is Dana Point Harbor, but what the locals call “Baby Beach.”

That is where you will find the moms and dads on beach chairs chairs watching their youngsters frolic in the water — shallow and calm.

But not always clean. That is the way it used to be, anyway. Hell hath no fury like a parent who finds his children playing in dirty and dangerous water.

One of those dads was Sanford Edward, the owner and developer of The Strand at Headlands, a luxury real estate development adjacent to Baby Beach. Edward bought the property in 1998, hoping the water quality would improve by the time his first homebuyers moved in. Several years later, the water quality was better, kind of anyway. Maybe good enough for Mr. Edward the business man. But not Sanford, the dad.

“We knew when we started we could use the development to improve the quality of life in Dana Point,” Edward said. “So now instead of just one way of getting to Strand Beach, we have four. It has never been more well used. Ditto for our trail system and nature center. Great additions. But the thing we are most proud of is water quality, and how we helped improve it.”

There was a lot to improve: Several different public and private agencies issue report cards for water quality at beaches throughout the region. For Baby Beach, let’s just say this: There were way too many F’s and not enough A’s.

Finish reading here: Dana Point Headlands and Baby Beach from the San Diego County News: Baby Beach In Dana Point: A Clean Water Story


The Register talks about Sanford Edward, the Strand at Headlands and Baby Beach in Dana Point

Baby Beach at the Strand at Dana Point Headlands
Baby Beach at the Strand at Dana Point Headlands

The Register talks about Sanford Edward, the Strand at Headlands and Baby Beach in Dana Point.

OK: So the Good Book says pride is the one great sin.

Or maybe that was my cousin Jimmy. Either way, we cannot help but feel proud of our owner Sanford Edward for his role in getting Baby Beach back on the list of clean breaches in Orange County.

Hooray. Here’s the article from the Register.