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San Clemente Pier, San Clemente
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A great place for surfing and swimming, San Clemente Pier is also an excellent spot for line fishing. Originally built in 1928, the pier was the vision of Ole Hanson, politician and founder of San Clemente. Stroll out onto the boardwalk for views of the palm-tree covered beach, ocean, and the Spanish-style architecture of San Clemente. Cast a line off the end of the pier for a chance to catch mackerel, barracuda, yellowtail, white sea bass, and even spiny lobster. Visit the Pier Shack and Grill on the boardwalk for burgers and seafood. San Clemente Pier is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, San Clemente Edition.
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  • You don't have to be a fisherman to enjoy the pier. It is very long and provides opportunities to fish in the deep water and in the surfline. The views from the pier are spectacular as you can see so ...  more »
  • An amazing introduction to California for me. First time in Cali and San Clemente was my first stop. Pier offers amazing views, great restaurant as well at "The Fishermans Restaurant". Great beach for...  more »
  • There was wind today and the Sun faced us. We therefore felt to penetrate into the Ocean. We know this pier which is one of the most beautiful California so it remained in its original purpose: a step forward in the ocean to monitor the beaches, fishing and to land a few small boats. This time we have pa had the chance to see a whale or a seal playing with the feet of the pier.
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  • The sight is breath taking and the pier is stunning beautiful. I waited until the last days of my trip to visit this place. I sincerely regret not coming sooner. I would had more time to enjoy the beach; more time to casually walking on the pier and spend a lazy afternoon here. Plan to revisit for sure.
  • It's a beautiful outlook near the San Clemente Pier and the fabulous La Galette Creperie is straight across the street.We enjoy visiting this area on a regular basis.
  • Fisherman's restaurant at the base, lifeguard tower 1/3 of the way down, bathroom facility around halfway, and a bait/snack shop toward the end. Benches, tables, and bait cleaning stations all along the way. Paid telescopes toward the base as well.
  • I seen my first live whale. Actually three that day. Awesome place to visit.
  • One of my favorite peers, great for a stroll or a lunch. Great coffee bars around here.