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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156

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A nice beach

San Clemente beach is a nice beach but can get busy. Head to the left of the pier and be prepared to walk for a good 15 minutes and you will start to reach some nice secluded... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Jim B
Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

San Clemente beach is a nice beach but can get busy. Head to the left of the pier and be prepared to walk for a good 15 minutes and you will start to reach some nice secluded spots under the cliffs.

Thank Jim B
San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great beach with lots of people enjoying the flat, wide beach. Lifeguards on duty and lot of room to find a nice spot. Can get very crowded in the summer so get here early. Places to get food nearby.

Thank JimW551
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Expansive stretch of sand, lots of opportunities to walk from here. Up to the pier or down to Trestles to see the Old Nixon property. The train line passes through but that is not really a problem, it's hard not to just stare and the ocean and be hypnotized by the waves. We camped at the campground and there are... More 

1 Thank ScenicRoute_Kate
Hemet, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The ocean is always beautiful, but even better when it's not over populated and no litter. San Clemente takes very good care of their beaches and their environment. Beautiful scenery.

1 Thank cmartinez72
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had the best site in the whole campground. Don't want to say the number because it is already almost impossible to reserve. The weather was beautiful a little cloudy the first day and then clear and sunny! Camping, overlooking the ocean, in the 60's in November, I am in heaven.

Thank Kerri H
Redwood City, California
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231 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Took the family here twice. Kids had fun making mountains of the pebbles and rocks they found. Water was relatively calm late in the afternoon. We came back the next morning and the waves were stronger along with the tide being higher. Sand was soft enough for kids to dig holes. Onsite bathrooms. There's a play area for kids including... More 

Thank Timothy Y
San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I go usually at least weekly, very chill place. Also some good food around 😘 We love the Crepe place across the street from the pier.... Casanos Italian is really good also..... Fishermans has a awesome view, as it is on the pier..... just a great mellow place to go hang out.

1 Thank RDelloye
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We've been going to this beach for the last five years when we discovered it. It is clean, parking is close and inexpensive, free after 5pm. It's close to the pier. It's not a long walk to he water from the sand. Awesome sunsets!

Thank Elisa L
California Desert, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Close to our hotel. Clean. Waves were constantly beautiful and surf able. Not crowded, birds were fun. No seashells but nice comfortable sandy beach with room for many. Best sunsets. Pay to park but showers and snack bar are a perk. Lifeguards trucked up and down beach often.

Thank 841vickyb
San Clemente, California
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love San Clemente State Park! Camp Ground is always busy. Easy access to beach and beach trail. Beach Trail ideal for bike rides jogging and walking. Beautiful views close to top surf locations!

Thank Mary Jo C

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