Beat the heat, ride along the beach!
Start in Dana Point Harbor, ride down the coast as far as you want, then come back!
Note, total climbing should be about 300' less than shown on the maps. Ride with GPS thinks there is over 150' of climbing each way on Harbor Dr.!
The ride starts at the very end of Harbor Drive in Dana Point. Park in either of the lots at the end across from each other, the one being closest to where the Pilgrim is docked, the other directly across the street. DO NOT PARK in the Ocean Institute parking lot, the entrance to which is right at the end of Harbor Drive. There are rest rooms at the start. Map Link to ride start
Camp Pendleton Access: If you registered before July 22nd with the USMC on-line you can still ride through the base in August with out a Bike Pass on the 'old' pre-authorization system. If not, expect to be turned away at Las Pulgas; turn back north, or ride the freeway shoulder to Oceanside & back.
If not registered, you can get to the Main Gate Visitor Center (M-F before 3pm) before the 11th to get your new Bike Pass (good for 1 year & free!)