San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente

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  • We have been staying at San Clemente State Beach for one week during 4th of July for 30 years. Not only is this park where you can tent camp or have full hook-ups, it can easily accommodate RV"S up to...  more »
  • Long expanse of sand with some shingle. Well maintained facilities with lifeguards present. Beach is enjoyed by surfers and families alike.  more »
  • Lovely sandy beach just South of the pier. Fire pits close by, as well as restrooms and refreshments.  more »
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  • The best feature of this RV park is that it is walking distance to the beach. There is a great trail just above the beach that goes for miles or you can walk on the sand. Lovely town. The RV park has sparse vegetation and the road noise from I-5 is constant. Quarter showers. The price is consistent with California - high. $65/night. You're paying for beachfront property.
  • Campground, bathrooms and shower areas are reasonably clean. Make sure you bring your own hand soap because they are not always quick to refill the soap. It is a family friendly campground and it is impossible to expect peace and quiet; so many kids running around and scream from the tops of their lungs. We had site 85 (a premium campsite) and we thought we hit the jackpot. Wrong! Site 85 is located right next to the lifeguard tower that is “accessible” to the public to hang out, meaning random people will come and go, including screaming kids and their scooters, bike, and what have you. It was not a bad experience for us; it is just good to know if you have certain expectations when you are able to secure site 85.
  • Great spot just a short (steep) walk to the beach. The campsites are right on top of each other and you get your very own dirt patch with a table and fire pit haha. All in all we really liked the place, staff is very friendly, lots of bathrooms with showers and your so close to the beach... You can't beat that! Just a little tip beware of the skunks...they wander around at night.
  • Such a great spot to stop along the way between LA and SD. It’s close to the freeway but feels miles away. The water is a gorgeous blue, and there is plenty of beach to find your spot during the weekdays. Only note is that the train will come by once in a while and remind you that you have not quite found paradise.
  • This camp site is a great place to stay just make sure you are aware of the following. Make a reservation otherwise if you go there without one and plan to stay there for more than one night you will find yourself moving from one campsite to another. Also the beach is quite a distance away from the camping area. Getting to the beach is no problem but coming back you're looking at a very steep walk. But nothing beats a night under the stars right by a nice fire with family and friends.
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