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. Using our custom trip planner, San Clemente attractions like San Clemente Pier can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We love walking on the beach every day, seeing the friendly people of San Clemente here. Frequently close the day with beautiful sunsets there. Have seen whales, dolphins, sea lions, octopus, shark, s...  more »
  • Stroll the pier for a view of San Clemente from the water. Check out the surfers, enjoy the ocean breezes. Have a meal or just a drink at one of the two pier restaurants. A perfect break from land and...  more »
  • I enjoyed watching the surfers and fisherman. I had a great lunch at the Fisherman’s Restaurant over looking the ocean.  more »
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  • Very clean beach and pier. Fishermans restaurant and snacks loclated at the beginning on the pier. Bait sold at end of pier. Not usually crowded. Parking can be found in paied lots or in residential neighborhood for free if you wish to walk.
  • Railroad near the ocean — makes me want to jump on that Amtrak train, take a seat near the window and capture the views I'll see right into the heart ❤ And the pier has relaxing vibes!
  • 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.
  • My experience in san clemente has had to be the most profound feelings ive had in my life. San Clemente opened my eyes to the beauty of nature and the amazing, carismatic people. Everyone say hi to you and you are not ever alone and lost here. There is more than just a sight to enjoy from but they have awesome shops that will definetly catch ur atrention. Things froms a starbucks coffe shop to a the best breakfast burrito you have possibly tasted. You will love there. cuz I shurly did. Best wishes 👋😃 ciao!
  • Clean pier and great sunset views!

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