San Clemente Pier
San Clemente Pier
4.5
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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  • Dr. Abdullah
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    San Clemente Pier; a must visit beach
    San Clemente pier is a must see place when in Orange County, California. It’s good for picnic on the beach, sunset watching, romantic seafood dinners, swimming, surfing, off pier fishing, and relaxing. All parking is paid till 10 pm. Watch out for the Amtrak crossing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • travelisbliss22
    Dunedin, New Zealand371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Pier!
    Very nice pier to stroll to the end to, especially combined with the coastal walk. There's also a restaurant on the pier itself, but eateries up and away from the pier. Pier is right at the location of the train station so nice and easy to get to. Lovely place to get out and about to, to breathe in some fresh air and enjoy the views.
    Visited January 2024
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Michelealohabound123
    Austin, Texas1,000 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Year’s Day 2024 walk along the beach and pier!
    What a Beautiful New Year’s Day 2024 Walk along the Pier and the beach trail with our great friends! Loved the fresh air and the water was lovely so much to see on a beautiful clear day! There are many restaurants to choose from and lots of surfers out enjoying the waves!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Vegas Gar
    Dallas, Texas1,242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    What's not to like? It's such a beautiful area and the pier allows for even more beautiful views. Parking can get a little tight, but walking to the pier is not a problem. When we were there, they were doing some construction, but that actually made the views even nicer because of the additional lights. We got there as the sun was going down, so it was an amazing time. Highly recommended, great for photography!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 June 2024
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Vegas Gar
Dallas, TX1,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What's not to like? It's such a beautiful area and the pier allows for even more beautiful views. Parking can get a little tight, but walking to the pier is not a problem. When we were there, they were doing some construction, but that actually made the views even nicer because of the additional lights. We got there as the sun was going down, so it was an amazing time. Highly recommended, great for photography!
Written 11 June 2024
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X216WCwilliamm
Beverly Hills, CA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
SC is an amazing locals town that makes tourist feel welcomed. Great small locally owned shops to browse and a wide variety of “ surfers “ taco shops to quaint bistros.
My only warning to visitors would be avoid the vagrants / bums. They can be aggressive , more so towards women.
Do not leave anything visible in your car lije cell phone chargers and certainly not suitcases. Unfortunately this is everywhere but around the beach and hotel parking lots are targets.
Written 22 April 2024
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Michelealohabound123
Austin, TX1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a Beautiful New Year’s Day 2024 Walk along the Pier and the beach trail with our great friends! Loved the fresh air and the water was lovely so much to see on a beautiful clear day! There are many restaurants to choose from and lots of surfers out enjoying the waves!
Written 20 February 2024
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travelisbliss22
Dunedin, New Zealand371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
Very nice pier to stroll to the end to, especially combined with the coastal walk. There's also a restaurant on the pier itself, but eateries up and away from the pier. Pier is right at the location of the train station so nice and easy to get to. Lovely place to get out and about to, to breathe in some fresh air and enjoy the views.
Written 30 January 2024
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Joel B
San Diego, CA387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I enjoy the pier. Lots of people fishing and a nice view north and south. Its always fun to watch the surfers as well.
Written 28 December 2023
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Originally built in 1928 (then rebuilt after heavy storm damage in 1939 and 1983) this 1,296 foot long fishing and pleasure pier is a historic landmark in sunny San Clemente. It was a nice place to take a relaxing walk and the views from the pier were nice. There was no fee to walk on the pier.
Written 4 November 2023
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Dr. Abdullah
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
San Clemente pier is a must see place when in Orange County, California. It’s good for picnic on the beach, sunset watching, romantic seafood dinners, swimming, surfing, off pier fishing, and relaxing. All parking is paid till 10 pm. Watch out for the Amtrak crossing.
Written 8 September 2023
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Northern_Traveler00
California77,720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
100 degree day? Go to the pier, where the breezes and ocean will have the temps feeling 15 degrees cooler. A couple shops, some nice eats, and great views of the surfers and sometimes dolphins awaits you.
Written 22 April 2023
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Joel B
San Diego, CA387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
As with many piers, its the view that makes it worth walking out to the end. This one doesn't disappoint. As with most ocean piers, unless its the middle of summer be prepared for a cool breeze though.
Written 30 December 2022
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William McC
Boston, MA359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
San Clemente is famous as a surfing mecca, but even if you don't surf, or don't have a chance to do so, the pier is well worth a visit. San Clemente is the last outpost of the greater L.A. metro area before it washes up against the impregnable military wilderness of Camp Pendleton, and perhaps as a result, the city has a refreshingly mellow vibe compared to its many cousins to the north. The pier amply reflects this. Drink in the views. Shop a little. Sample some local grub. You'll quickly figure out why world leaders have cherished this area as a retreat.
Written 27 October 2022
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