I am blessed to live in San Clemente, one of the most beautiful beach towns in Southern California. It’s a charming “Spanish Village by the Sea” that boasts a mild climate and stunning coastline. There are great restaurants, plenty of activities and surfing going on throughout the year. The Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Ocean Fest are just a couple of things that San Clemente is proud of, not to mention that Richard Nixon had a home here for many years.
San Clemente Pier
One of my favorite ways to get a bit of fresh air, sunshine and exercise is to walk the San Clemente Coastal Trail. It runs parallel with the ocean and railway tracks. Many days or evenings, my husband, George and I walk the trail. The view is amazing and we often run into neighbors running, biking, strolling their children or walking their fur babies.
San Clemente Trailhead Sign
When motivated, we like to walk from North Beach to Calafia State Beach. Sometimes we walk from North Beach to the San Clemente Pier, grab an appetizer and glass of wine at The Fisherman’s and wait for the sun to set. Always a beautiful sight and the view never disappoints!
Recently, I took a break from my “in home” office, called a girlfriend and met her at the beach trail. We walked and talked along the trail, and got caught up with each other’s busy lives.
The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar on the Pier
We walked and talked our way to the pier. The walk was not long enough, but it was fun to catch up with each other. After our walk, we finshed it with a hike up a cliff of butt burning stairs. Teresa offered to take me to my car and less than 2 minutes later she proceeded to take out a street cone.
Bad Driver Much???
We had a good laugh over that one! I claimed I needed more exercise, but truth be told I feared for my life, and had her drop me off shortly thereafter. Just kidding!
Here are some pictures of beautiful San Clemente at sunset and evening.
You can read more about San Clemente here and all the great things to do while visiting. If you see me on the Beach Trail, shout out “Hey, Girlfriend!”