I have lived in Dana Point for the last 18 years and quite honestly, I don’t think that the Surfrider Foundation has gone far enough in its effort to gain full, 24-hour-a-day access through the residential neighborhood at Strand Beach. I think the public should demand full, unimpeded access to the private homes in the neighborhood, too.
Here’s why. There are only three public restrooms at the north and south beach access trails—the two trails that are open 24/7. This is clearly not very convenient for those of us who enjoy accessing Strand Beach through the trails that go through residential neighborhood. I mean the restrooms are at least 100 feet from these mid-Strand trails.
I propose that the city gives us unimpeded access to the private homes and their bathrooms. It’s only fair, right?
P.S. unlike the guy pictured in the article, (Closing in on Compromise, DP Times, September 23, 2011) I’d be willing to wear flip-flops and a shirt when I access the private homes.