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San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • The ocean is always beautiful, but even better when it's not over populated and no litter. San Clemente takes very good care of their beaches and their environment. Beautiful scenery. 
  • Stunning beach with everything, with the beautiful pier on the ocean. The locals are welcoming and always alive, with surfers who at all times and seasons will be challenged in the waters of the Pacific.
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  • We had the best site in the whole campground. Don't want to say the number because it is already almost impossible to reserve. The weather was beautiful a little cloudy the first day and then clear an...  more »
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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.