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San Clemente Beach Trail

Stretch your legs and take in the California coast on the San Clemente Beach trail!
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Paragliders in the air over the San Clemente Pier
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Pedestrians watching the sunset on the San Clemente Beach Trail
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Metrolink train going down the coast
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Entrance to the San Clemente Pier and Metrolink station
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Sky lit by the sunset at San Clemente Beach
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San Clemente Pier and Fishermans Restaurant taken from the beach
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The San Clemente Beach Trail is a beautiful, easy and flexible trail that runs parallel to the beach (and the train tracks) for its entire length. It is flat and accessible to wheeled travelers and is great for families.

There are two Metrolink stations along the trail – “San Clemente” (known locally as North Beach) at its northern edge and “San Clemente Pier” (open only on weekends) in the middle. The southern end is at San Clemente State Beach.

The northern section of the trail between the two stations is about a mile, and the southern section between the pier and state park is 1.2 miles – so visitors can customize their hike/stroll/jog to be 1.0 to 4.5 miles or anywhere in between.

Metrolink team member Rory V. enjoys taking the family to the beach trail for an early morning walk, finishing up with some fun in the sand and perhaps a celebratory ice cream or lunch at a local establishment. Rory recommends arriving at the San Clemente Station and departing from the San Clemente Pier Station.

Nearest Station
San Clemente Pier
1850 Avenida Estacion
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 361-8264
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Take the Metrolink OC or IEOC Lines to San Clemente Station or the San Clemente Pier Station (only open on weekends)

Exit the station

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