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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156

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Clean, quiet, nice beach. Our photographer picked this location just under the pier to take pictures and I was impressed by the area. Parking wasn't expensive and it is right by... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, nice beach. Our photographer picked this location just under the pier to take pictures and I was impressed by the area. Parking wasn't expensive and it is right by the beach so you don't have to walk far. It was nice.

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We brought our College group here for a weekend in January. Even with the California cold weather, we had a great time. The hookups made life a lot easier since we brought electric heaters to help with the cold. We used 3 campsites; one for the girls tent; one for the guys; one for the group eating "tent" and hanging... More 

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Thiells
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The beach was found by my wife who was looking for trails to walk . It is so beautiful and quiet with the Pacific Ocean tide coming in and out.

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California
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Beach is nice and being from the East coast my family and I enjoyed the beach. Del March beach down south is better though and less seaweed.

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Thank John W
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We live only two hours north but come here about once a month. They have both dry camping and full hookups. This is City camping and its LA so there is always a bit of traffic noise but in my opinion its worth it. The walk to the beach from campsite includes a steep hill, but your camping sticker gets... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a nice stretch of beach, but it does tend to be more rocky than some we visited in the area.

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Thank Suzanne S
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a beautiful beach with nice view of Ocean...very clean and safe beach...lovely sunset view..surfers can also enjoy here...nice beach to go with family..

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Vancouver, WA
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely beach and especially pleasant in the winter when visiting here from the rainy and cold northwest. Surfers in wet suits, fishermen on the pier, and brown pelicans playing in the Santa Ana to entertain.

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Thank Babs301
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

We bought carryout dinner and went to the beach to watch the sunset. Great picnic area. Clean, safe, and covered. Water was really too cold to swim, but it was November.

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Gingoog City, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Stopping here and get your feet wet. Remember this is an adventure of sight and sound. DO not rush by everything. The beach is great and the water is not so cold, remember your youth and enjoy leaving foot prints in the sand

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