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San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • Close to our hotel. Clean. Waves were constantly beautiful and surf able. Not crowded, birds were fun. No seashells but nice comfortable sandy beach with room for many. Best sunsets. Pay to park but s...  read more »
  • I love San Clemente State Park! Camp Ground is always busy. Easy access to beach and beach trail. Beach Trail ideal for bike rides jogging and walking. Beautiful views close to top surf locations! 
  • We didn't stay long, but my husband and I sat for an hour watching the waves and listening to the ocean. The train went by periodically which didn't bother us at all. The beach was clean, and we would...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A great place to get away and camp. The beach access is perfect. Great spot to camp with kids.
  • It's a great campsite with clean facilities steps from the beach. They have flush toilets and hot showers. Each campsite has a picnic table with pergola, a fire pit and two parking spots. Every few sites there is a water spigot for washing hands and dishes. The campsite is on the bluffs with the beach down below. The trail down to the beach is very steep, but it is paved. A beach cart is a must.
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