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San Clemente Campground

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Reno, Nevada
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San Clemente Campground

How close are the trains to the beach in San Clemente? We’ll be camping at the State Beach and it looks like they are rather close. A member of our group has a son that is mentally but not physically challenged and he happens to love trains. The close proximity has her concerned and even though we’d all be keeping a close eye on him, she’s thinking of backing out. I would love for her to be able to go so I offered to drive us to a beach that she’d be more comfortable. I was thinking the pier area but it looks like the train is close there as well. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: San Clemente Campground

The train runs right along the beach all thru San Clemente, including the pier area. But, near the pier, there is a fence between the beach and the train tracks.The train makes a stop at the pier, so the kid could get a close up look at the train, but stay behind the fence.

San Clemente campground is on the bluff above the train tracks.There is a trail to the beach that goes under the tracks.

It would be a shame if they backed out of the trip. But if you kept an eye on the kid, I doubt you would have any problems at all, even in the unfenced areas.

The next beach north with a fence separation would be Capistrano Beach Park, or Doheny state beach.

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2. Re: San Clemente Campground

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help! I can see where she's coming from and a fenced seperation should help ease her fears. I think your reply may have saved the trip :)

Thanks again!

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