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San Clemente State Beach

I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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quiet beach area and state park linked together

The beach area is lovely and provides a long expanse to walk along the Pacific. You must cross... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Sandra R
Beautiful Beach!

We came to San Clemente to get out of nasty snowy weather, and this beach was so refreshing and... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Franklin, Idaho
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I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The beach area is lovely and provides a long expanse to walk along the Pacific. You must cross rail tracks to get to the beach itself.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came to San Clemente to get out of nasty snowy weather, and this beach was so refreshing and beautiful. Clean an clear views. Fun to watch surfers catching the big waves.

Thank kellkat24
Reviewed 22 February 2017

the camp ground is big! only a few were on the ocean - those are probably hard to get. we picked a spot, and then walked around. found the path to the ocean. steep hill going down. what a beautiful spot. I forgot my camera...More

1  Thank kathleens924
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely always have the best time here. Out of all the beaches this is our favorite and we tell everyone who asks that this is the one to visit to get a true feeling for our local beaches.

2  Thank jcollierpm
Reviewed 3 February 2017

San Clemente beach is a nice beach but can get busy. Head to the left of the pier and be prepared to walk for a good 15 minutes and you will start to reach some nice secluded spots under the cliffs.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great beach with lots of people enjoying the flat, wide beach. Lifeguards on duty and lot of room to find a nice spot. Can get very crowded in the summer so get here early. Places to get food nearby.

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Expansive stretch of sand, lots of opportunities to walk from here. Up to the pier or down to Trestles to see the Old Nixon property. The train line passes through but that is not really a problem, it's hard not to just stare and the...More

1  Thank ScenicRoute_Kate
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank cmartinez72
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

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 and sunny! Camping, overlooking the ocean, in the 60's...More

Thank Kerri H
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Took the family here twice. Kids had fun making mountains of the pebbles and rocks they found. Water was relatively calm late in the afternoon. We came back the next morning and the waves were stronger along with the tide being higher. Sand was soft...More

Thank Timothy Y
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I bring my small grill on the beach.
3 June 2017|
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Response from Lolasuejen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Be safe with it.
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.
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