Trestles Beach

Trestles is one of the best waves on the West Coast. Some of the best surfers on the planet surf at Lowers and Uppers.

Trestles is a collection of surfing spots at San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County, California. Trestles consists of, from north to south, Upper Trestles (Uppers), Lower Trestles (Lowers), and Middle Trestles (Middles). North of Upper Trestles is the surf spot called Cottons. South of Middles is the surf spot called The Church. It is named after Trestles Bridge, a wooden trestle bridge that surfers must walk under to reach the beach, replaced in 2012 by a concrete viaduct.

Lower Trestles consistently has the best waves of the group. There is an WSL World Tour surfing competition held at Lowers every year, as well as the NSSA Nationals. Uppers is less consistent, but it has the potential to be a good wave with a long ride. North of Uppers is Cotton’s Point, the location of former President Richard Nixon‘s home, La Casa Pacifica, aka “The Western White House”, and the associated surfing spot of Cottons.

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San Onofre State Beach Trail
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