A day pass to paradise

Manuel Portugal

The southernmost coastline of Orange County and northern coastline of San Diego County are a sight to be seen, especially from the top of a double decker high level passenger rail car. A ride along the Southern California Coast in a speeding passenger train is truly something that should not be missed. Luckily for Fullerton locals, our train station provides easy access to this beautiful excursion. Oceanside and San Clemente are two local beach escapes that can be easily accessed by Metrolink and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner. This adventure begins as usual at the Fullerton Train Station, we board Metrolink Train 662 for a day of fun in the sun at the beautiful San Clemente and Oceanside beaches.

The majority of San Clemente’s beaches are lowly populated and can provide hours of secluded classic relaxation and beach scenery that only that great State of California can provide. If you’re looking for something a little more outgoing, the San Clemente and Oceanside Piers provide adventures and dining opportunities that are soon not to be forgotten. When visiting the San Clemente Pier, make sure to visit the Fisherman’s Restaurant for some of most tasty fish and chips along the west coast. The last stop on our beach tour is the City of Oceanside. The City of Oceanside provides a number of beach adventures, a pier, a large number of unique restaurants and bars and even a marina.

The highlight of this adventure is the scenery that is provided on the section between San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside. For the final 30 minute duration of the ride, spectacular ocean front views are provided. With the spectacular views, crystal clear ocean waves crashing just a few feet from your coach window and many different beach adventures that await you, San Clemente and Oceanside are great local escapes. If you’re simply looking to get away for a few hours and do not feel like driving, hop on the train at the Fullerton Train Station and shoot down the coast for a ride that you will not soon forget.

Metrolink’s weekend day pass This pass provides unlimited rides on the majority of their lines on the specific weekend day you purchase your ticket, providing easy access to local weekend escapes.

Adventures by Rail is a biweekly column dedicated to the Fullerton Station and the many adventures it can take you on.