Every year the Whales make their journey between Alaska and Baja California. Along their migration route they pass by Southern California and thrill onlookers with their magnificent breaches and water spouts.
Several species of Whales pass by our shores but the two most common are the Giant Blue Whales and their relatives the Gray Whales.
The best way to admire those whales and their cousins the Dolphins is to take a boat cruise from one of the port towns along the coast.
The San Clemente Coastal Trail is a newly completed hiking and biking trail in the city of San Clemente. The trail is a section of the planned California Coastal Trail which will parallel the beach throughout the state of California when complete.
The trail starts from North Beach next to the Metrolink train station and it runs under the bluffs, next to the train tracks with great views of the beach all along the way. The full hike is about 3 miles long (each way). The south end of the hike terminates at Trestle Beach or San Mateo Creek.
This hike is considered easy and it is great for families with small children.