In the heart of Dana Point Harbor, a new mural is spreading love and the chance to win a romantic staycation along the coast. You may have noticed the new “Love Wall” if you’ve made a stop in the harbor recently or seen the dozens of pictures posted on Instagram. 

The “Love Wall” was designed by Orange County artist Mikala Taylor. Visitors were able to watch Taylor paint the mural filled with colorful hearts and the words “Harbor Love” during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. One little boy even got the chance to help the local artist.

Since then, numerous pictures and comments have been shared on Instagram using #DPHLoveWall. One couple posted their “Love Wall” photo taken during their Valentine’s date night. Another shared an adorable picture of their dog and encouraged everyone to “spread the love.”

The project was commissioned by the Dana Point Harbor Partners as a new way for people to interact on social media — and it’s really pretty simple to participate.

Snap a picture showing your “Harbor Love” with family, friends, or your pets and post your favorite shot on Instagram using #DPHLoveWall. In order to be entered into the contest, you must also follow @danapoint_harbor and @danapointmarinainn. You have until Thursday, February 27th to enter.

On Friday, February 28th, one winner will be randomly selected and awarded a special Dana Point Harbor “staycation package” which includes; a two-night stay at Dana Point Marina Inn, two tickets for a Sunset Wine Cruise with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching, plus dinner for two at The Harbor Grill.  

You can check out the current entries using #DPHLoveWall. Good Luck, and don’t forget to share the love.