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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 beautiful beach

Stopping here and get your feet wet. Remember this is an adventure of sight and sound. DO not rush by everything. The beach is great and the water is not so cold, remember your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2015
Luke T
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Gingoog City, Philippines
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Gingoog City, Philippines
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394 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Stopping here and get your feet wet. Remember this is an adventure of sight and sound. DO not rush by everything. The beach is great and the water is not so cold, remember your youth and enjoy leaving foot prints in the sand

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have the money to live anywhere I want, but this is the place I chose to call my home! If you love surfing and want to live in an affluent neighborhood, this is the place to call home.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We have been to San Clemente State Beach a number of times so this was a repeat visit. This is a nice state park with both camping and beach day use area. Surfers like the beach area. Its a nice area to take a walk on the beach. There is a snack shop. There is also access to the San... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Lots of public paid parking. About 10 min off interstate 5. Definitely worth the stop. Great place for pictures. Lots of surfers. Fishing pier. Water is blue and clean. Sit and relax. Enjoy the view.

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Spent the day sunning on the beach and fishing on the pier. The pier has an excellent restaurant with indoor bathrooms and the prices are reasonable. The view is stunning any time of day or night!

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Oregon
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242 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Locals take advantage of this beach early in the morning for walking, running, and surfing. The parking lots are free in the morning.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a great little beach in San Clemente. We went mid morning on a Monday and the beach was nearly empty which we appreciated. The parking is $1-2 per hour which is typical for the area.

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Naches, Wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The beach is pristine. It is peaceful and clean. We camped on a cliff. There were raccoons and critters and birds just like home.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

It's definitely a great beach good for families with lots of lifeguards. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the fact that the showers are turned off I guess because of the draught. I went to North Beach just up the road (supervised by the city) and the showers were fully operational. On the brighter side, there's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We love this beach! It is clean and not to crowded. The kids love the train and there are nice restaurants as well.

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