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San Clemente Pier

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Address: Del Mar Street, San Clemente, CA
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Beautiful ocean view

A lovely place to stroll and watch surfers, waves, and the beautiful coastline. This is my favorite pier in SoCal. People are friendly and parking is never an issue.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to stroll and watch surfers, waves, and the beautiful coastline. This is my favorite pier in SoCal. People are friendly and parking is never an issue.

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Three Rivers, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the San Clemente pier after lunch. The pier was a hopping place. Very relaxing. There were people walking on the pier watching locals fish. Nice spot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike many piers this is "just" a pier with no restaurants etc built on top of it. It is a very pleasant walk out over the Pacific and clearly very popular with the local rod and line fishermen. It is a great place to watch the surfers and paddle boarders in the ocean and it is very easy to while... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casually walk the Pier watching the surfers catch a wave or see the fisherman lifting their catch up over the rail. Let your imagination run wild looking off to Catalina as the setting sun drops behind Avalon. Here at the San Clemente Pier you can sit and relax taking in all of Southern California's finest and all it has to... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walk the pier for sunset and surfer viewing. Nice area with restaurants around and running path along the train tracks and beach. Check out all the places across the street for coffee, ice cream, pizza, etc.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Surfed by the pier which was good surf. It's more quiet than other piers (i.e. Huntington) parking is easy. Nice trail along the water.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Piers are great places to people watch. Fun chatting with the fisherman and watching the surfers. The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar is on the pier as is The Oyster Bar.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Always enjoy a stroll along the pier, especially after lunch or dinner at Fisherman's Restaurant. Many other palces to eat or visit within walking distance on Del Mar Ave.

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Orange, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We vacationed here and it was great taking walks up and down the pier and eating at fisherman's. Great people watching. fun to watch the sunset and relax

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San Clemente, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We live in San Clemente and love sunset walks on the pier. Fisherman's restaurant right on the pier is another plus, you can choose to go to the bar side with limited menu, or the restaurant side with full menu, for a lovely lunch or dinner.

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