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San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente
(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 fr...  more »
  • I don't surf, but growing wave of children and the family unit where many travelers, swimming in the sea.
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  • A great place to get away and camp. The beach access is perfect. Great spot to camp with kids.
  • Camping here was mostly enjoyable. At times the sites can seem a little cramped but that's alright if your neighbors aren't obnoxious. Fortunately wet didn't have any issues because we picked a site that would only have people on one side (some sites you are almost surrounded). Beach isn't far away and the fees are all reasonable. Lots of fun.
  • Dogs bark day and night incessantly. Camp hosts drive by barking dogs all day and does nothing. Not a place for peace and quiet.
  • I wasn't aware that San Clemente had a beach until this past weekend. South Orange County is different than other parts of OC or even LA! The area's very serene. There's a pier at the main part of the beach with couple of restaurants on the pier itself. The surrounding area included a couple of restaurants and boutique hotels. However, I didn't see too many stores for window shopping, buying trinkets, or killing time. The beach itself is very clean and not crowded (at least not for a cool weekend in January). Mostly locals were around walking their dogs or jogging. Amtrak runs through and I believe there's even a stop near it. Metered parking only and operating 7 days a week. Overall, this beach is good to hang out for an hour or two at most, but not a whole lot to see or do.
  • Really nice family beach! Watch out for the grommets and the body boarders. A lot of nice sand real estate and gorgeous views at this beach! Take the family for a picnic and get ready for payed parking.