San Clemente Pier is a station on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner passenger train route and Metrolink‘s Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line located in San Clemente, California, United States. The station is lightly used – only a few Amtrak trains per day stop at the station, while Metrolink only serves the station on weekends. San Clemente Pier boarded or detrained a total of 15,017 Amtrak passengers in FY2013, an average of approximately 41 passengers daily, an over 50% increase from FY2012. Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, San Clemente Pier was the 54th-busiest in FY2013.
To get a great shot of the pier, be there before sunrise. There’s a restaurant on the pier called Fisherman’s. Ask if you want stand on their deck on the North side (outside the Bar) and you can get a great perspective of the pier heading out to the horizon.