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San Clemente Pier

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Address: Del Mar Street, San Clemente, CA

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Great Pier

Beautiful views from this pier. Best time to go is at sunset for amazing pictures. The lifeguard tower is lite at night so makes for a nice walk.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Palm Springs, California
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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to the end of the pier and spent enough time on the beach to get sand in our shoes. This is a very nice spot and we would have spent more time here if we were not trying to get to Carlsbad around supper time. Very scenic! There are a couple of nice looking restaurants on shore. Would... More 

Thank Xuthl
Palm Springs, California
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views from this pier. Best time to go is at sunset for amazing pictures. The lifeguard tower is lite at night so makes for a nice walk.

Thank vam518
Oro Valley, AZ
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

You don't have to be a fisherman to enjoy the pier. It is very long and provides opportunities to fish in the deep water and in the surfline. The views from the pier are spectacular as you can see so far up and down the San Clemente coast. Right near the pier are beautiful old buildings that remind you of... More 

Thank Alex D
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An amazing introduction to California for me. First time in Cali and San Clemente was my first stop. Pier offers amazing views, great restaurant as well at "The Fishermans Restaurant". Great beach for swimming or surfing. Top it off with a train running by feet from the beach and its a really cool spot. Parking is very reasonable. You can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited so many piers on the west coast we find the San Clemente pier to be one of the nicest ones. Having nice dining choices on the pier is great and being close to the train is a plus.

Thank Shawn M
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the more beautiful pier areas in So Cal. Great for water sports. Great people. Some cool restaurants in the area and nice for a walk on the pier or on the coast.

Thank Odsagn
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719 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been enjoying pier for 60 years and it's still wonderful. Every visit brings new experiences. Whether 12 or 72, it was always special.

Thank yogiacomo
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is our favorite beach and pier! Love the restaurant and bar. Great views of the ocean! Will come back!

Thank Elisa L
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Coming from the UK, the pier reminds me of all the old British piers. Great for a stroll and a great spot to fish too. Also good view of the surfers if you like that sort of thing.

Thank tjfinch
Syracuse, New York
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk. Love the fishermans restaurant that is on the pier. Talked to some fisherman on the pier. Good times.

Thank chris13209

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