Quiet Trestles Beach

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My first adventure to Trestles with my family was when the trestle was still made out of wood. I wrote about "Beach Walking for Families in a Surfer's Paradise." In June 2013, the Surfrider Foundation just fought again to save Trestles from encumbrance by the tollroad -- and I imagine the fight will just keep going on and on every couple of years.  So please follow the news and … [Read more...]

Courtney’s SandCastle Universal Playground in San Clemente

Courtney's Sandcastle

Courtney's SandCastle Universal Playground in San Clemente is part of the Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center and Sports Park.  It's a beautiful play space where children of all abilities can play together.  Phase I is complete and fundraising is currently underway for Phase II which features a sensory garden including water features. Directions to Courtney's SandCastle: Take … [Read more...]

San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park

San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park

The San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park helped us beat the heat.  I thought the sports park was going to be near Interstate 5, but it's actually off the freeway and up the hill towards the Talega development. You know the translation for Vista Hermosa, right? Beautiful view. Directions to Vista Hermosa Sports Park and Aquatics Center: Take … [Read more...]

Marblehead Park in San Clemente

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Marblehead Park in San Clemente is right near Marblehead Elementary off Avenida Vista Hermosa.  I've passed by it many times and always wanted to stop.  The peek-a-boo views of the ocean were just as great as I expected. Location:  Exit I-5 at Avenida Vista Hermosa and head inland. The park is 4 streets up the hill on your right.  Turn right on Via Turqueza and park along … [Read more...]