San Clemente State Beach is located in San Clemente. Plan your visit to San Clemente State Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Clemente trip itinerary builder app.
San Clemente State Beach Reviews
This is a great destination, either for sitting on the beach or hiking along the beach or the beach-side trail. This area is less congested than some of the North Orange County beaches, so a bit... more »
First, you have to pay for parking. It is worth it. Lots of nice people and a great trail along the railroad tracks. They have a bathroom too. Nice condos and houses right above you. Good views..... more »
This is an awesome vacation spot, for both day trips or longer stays. The Rv and tent campground books up very quickly for popular dates like summer weekends, so check in advance if you want to stay overnight. Otherwise, you can purchase a day use pass at the ranger station. There is lots of space on the beach and lifeguards on duty, but be prepared for a short, steep walk down from the parking lot to the beach. Waves can be big and undertow can be fierce, so be careful if bringing down kids.
We took our 7 month old here for her first trip to the beach, had lunch on the pier and visited the shops. This beach is more quiet than others further north but it had a very welcoming feel. We were sad to see elevated bacteria warnings posted, so we stayed out of the ocean, but still made plenty of great memories here.
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