When I read the Dana Point Times’ recent article on Strand Beach access, all I could think was, “You’ve got to be joking.” I’ve lived in Dana Point for six years and those trails and parks are the best thing that ever happened to Dana Point. It can’t be overstated that there are four trail heads to the Strand. Two absolutely beautiful paths that bookend Strand Beach have no gates and hours that
correspond to the hours the beach is open—5 a.m. to midnight. The two gated pathways in question, those that go through housing community, are only closed at night.
I seriously don’t understand what the problem is. Leaving the gates open all night seems like a magnet for trouble. If anyone’s to blame for wasting taxpayer dollars, it’s the Surfrider Foundation for shamefully bringing a lawsuit against the city for a problem that just doesn’t exist. I shudder to think about whose neighbor is next on the Surfrider Foundation’s hit list—Niguel Shores, Monarch Bay, Ritz Cove?