San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente

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San Onofre State Beach is a 3,000-acre (1,214 ha) state park in San Diego County, California. The beach is 3 miles (5 km) south of San Clemente on Interstate 5 at Basilone Road. The state park is leased to the state of California by the United States Marine Corps. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. With over 2.5 million visitors per year, it is one of the five most-visited state parks in California, hosting swimmers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen, bicyclists, sunbathers, surfers, and the sacred Native American site of Panhe. It is named after the fourth-century saint Onuphrius.
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  • Great place to stay and surf. A bit of a hike to the beach. A bit of a drive to get groceries. Overall quiet and clean.  more »
  • We love this beach. We bright our RV and it had hookups and we used the nearby facilities for showers. The beaches were clean and the people were friendly.  more »
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  • One of the most chill beaches I’ve been to. Everyone is respectful and the beach is extremely clean. Great place to watch skilled surfing.
  • I almost died here but other than that 10/10 great beach. Most undeveloped nature youll ever find in this polluted nightmare metropolis of a state. Lots and LOTS of walking. Wear proper shoes to get over the rocky shore and down the cliffs. The cliffs alone are good for sunset pics and photo ops. Barely any people further down past the power plant and hope it stays that way.

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