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Beautiful Pier

Yes, it is a pier, BUT it is a great pier and really a cool, nice place to walk on. You can see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful beachside trail

The Trail is immediately beside the beach and beside the train tracks giving beautiful views as you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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San Clemente oceanfront, San Clemente, CA 92675
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The San Clemente trail is one of the treasures of the Pacific Coast. You start at North Beach and you walk the trail as it winds through beautiful Vistas. The train tracks are next to you and trains come through on a regular basis. If...More

4  Thank gregdgardner
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 26, 2014

too many people, too many hi speed bikes, too much in a once quiet place-- sad--- sc used to be a quiet peaceful place

1  Thank surfer55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is a pier, BUT it is a great pier and really a cool, nice place to walk on. You can see the locals fishing and there is a little place near the end to get a drink or buy some local seashells etc.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Trail is immediately beside the beach and beside the train tracks giving beautiful views as you walk. It’s crowded with walkers, strollers and dogs so bikes need to be careful but they are allowed also. Bathrooms are frequent with some stores open at either...More

Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can stroll at your leisure or run. The best trail, level, well maintained and always a beautiful view.

Thank Maryann M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well traveled walking trail with wonderful succulents, flowers and so well maintained...The best part? The views as you are right on the ocean with the cool breezes. Walk to the pier, have a cocktail and walk back, i guess that defeats the...More

Thank Bob O
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We are walking the CCT and the SCCT is a small part of the whole! It is absolutely beautiful and thrilling to accomplish parts each day. Walking the beach trail took us to deserted beaches despite it being a sunny weekend with 80 degree weather....More

1  Thank Travelerwantshomesty
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This trail is a great place to stay in shape while enjoying the ocean breeze and surfers. The stairs and ramps are the best workout for your legs.

Thank Expedition752491
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This trail is great! The trains that pass are quite an attraction and the ocean views can't be beat. In addition one can walk to the pier for a drink, lunch or dinner or bike all the way to Dana Point.

Thank Traveling_Retirees
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed walking the trail both in the morning and evening. Sharing the trail with runners, dog walkers and families with nearly everyone respectful of the environment they are in. Good for watching the surfers.

Thank Tonto1972
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a lovely trail right by the sea and along the train tracks where the train still runs regularly - but not too regularly that it's super noisy and disruptive. Definitely worth a jaunt out.

Thank jetset1974
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stay in San Clemente every year and this little walkway is one of the reasons. It is well maintained and close to the ocean. It is perfect.

Thank brentmcp2016
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Vicki H
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Squirt77 | Reviewed this property |
I would reference the San Clemente Pier as well (if you want the beach. Downtown would be Del Mar Street.
Laura L
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Parts are, yes. I think north of the pier there are some stairs
May 21, 2016|
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Response from Tim A | Reviewed this property |
The best place to rent bikes is the bike rental place at North Beach in San Clemente. it is just north (acdtually west) of the Trani station, Kaylani Coffee and the Flower stand. Couple of options for rides: Heading down... More