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San Clemente State Beach

I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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Spectacular Beach

The beach in San Clemente is clearly the draw. It is lovely. It is fun to watch the young people... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2016
jimtons
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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful!

Loved hanging out in this little beach town. Personable, quaint, and beautiful! MUST visit and... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
ColoradoFlyGirl
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Colorado
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I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

The beach in San Clemente is clearly the draw. It is lovely. It is fun to watch the young people surfing. There is a great path along the beach that allows you to walk for miles. You feel like "The Endless Summer" when you are...More

Thank jimtons
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Loved hanging out in this little beach town. Personable, quaint, and beautiful! MUST visit and stay awhile. NOT like your average tourist beaches, this is definitely more of a locals hang out!

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, nice beach. Our photographer picked this location just under the pier to take pictures and I was impressed by the area. Parking wasn't expensive and it is right by the beach so you don't have to walk far. It was nice.

Thank Britny H
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We brought our College group here for a weekend in January. Even with the California cold weather, we had a great time. The hookups made life a lot easier since we brought electric heaters to help with the cold. We used 3 campsites; one for...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The beach was found by my wife who was looking for trails to walk . It is so beautiful and quiet with the Pacific Ocean tide coming in and out.

Thank nohurt2
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Beach is nice and being from the East coast my family and I enjoyed the beach. Del March beach down south is better though and less seaweed.

Thank John W
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We live only two hours north but come here about once a month. They have both dry camping and full hookups. This is City camping and its LA so there is always a bit of traffic noise but in my opinion its worth it. The...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a nice stretch of beach, but it does tend to be more rocky than some we visited in the area.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a beautiful beach with nice view of Ocean...very clean and safe beach...lovely sunset view..surfers can also enjoy here...nice beach to go with family..

Thank Mohit_parmar
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely beach and especially pleasant in the winter when visiting here from the rainy and cold northwest. Surfers in wet suits, fishermen on the pier, and brown pelicans playing in the Santa Ana to entertain.

Thank Babs301
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Curreaaa
Are pool floats allowed?
8 June 2016|
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Response from FredDouglas | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember any signs or mentions in the park's brochures about pool floats, so I believe that you can enjoy your use of pool floats during your stay.
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PriscillaBenedict
Are dogs alowed?
23 April 2016|
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Response from Sally M | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on the beach trails and also the salt creek beach trail in Dana Point. Most beaches are somewhat dog friendly (Google rules and look for signs) to some degree in the OC. Officially off leash dog beaches... More
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Jim M
We'd like to stop and have little picnic. Are there any picnic tables?
29 November 2015|
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Response from SurfCowgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jim! There are picnic tables in the Day Use area of San Clemente State Beach. Parking, however, is $15 for the day to access the park and the beach area. You can also park outside of SCSB campground, at metered spaces... More
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