California Coastal Trail

San Clemente: A Trail by the Rails

To sum up San Clemente's coast in numbers, you would list its two accessible train stations, the 2.3 miles of beautifully constructed trail, and 11 -- yes, 11 -- beaches. And, of course, there's more to come for this Spanish village by the sea, as its slogan goes.

The city is currently moving forward with plans to extend the trail in both directions. Heading south, it will expand from Calafia Beach to San Clemente State Beach. Northbound travelers will be able to continue past North Beach to the city of Dana Point.

As Mayor Chris Hamm told the OC Register, “It’s going to change our community forever, for the better." Right on.