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San Clemente State Beach

I-5 Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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Nice Beach

Nice Beach had showers and bathrooms. Great for kids to play in the water the waves were too... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
MiltonMan308
via mobile
Great for surfing, not as much for kids

San Clemente is a beautiful town that is built on the hill. The beaches are beautiful the look at... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
avocadolover2016
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Bonsall, California
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“full hookups” (6 reviews)
“steep hill” (3 reviews)
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I-5 Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156
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"full hookups"
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"boogie boarding"
in 7 reviews
"steep hill"
in 3 reviews
"camp ground"
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"on duty"
in 4 reviews
"camping area"
in 3 reviews
"railroad tracks"
in 7 reviews
"paid parking"
in 4 reviews
"state beach"
in 10 reviews
"limited parking"
in 3 reviews
"body surfing"
in 3 reviews
"parking lot"
in 10 reviews
"long walk"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"across the street"
in 5 reviews
"easy access"
in 4 reviews
"southern california"
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice Beach had showers and bathrooms. Great for kids to play in the water the waves were too high. Does get a little busy in the afternoon. Cross over the railroad tracks by stairs down to the beach.

Thank MiltonMan308
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

San Clemente is a beautiful town that is built on the hill. The beaches are beautiful the look at, sunbathe, picnic and walk on. They have beautiful palapas that line the walk ways and the sound of the train is quick but beautiful. But be...More

Thank avocadolover2016
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Unlike San Onofre which is full of rocks that slam your feet in the current San Clemente is nice sand with a ton of small gravel that stings a bit during high tide but isn't enough to hinder any real enjoyment. Big waves will toss...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

All along San Clemente, the beach was very rocky. I had not known that before arrival and was a little sad my kids did not like to play in the pebbles, they cut our feet up quite a bit.

Thank Petra V
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

San Clemente Beach is a jewel to the pacific coast. Far enough away from the tourist crowd that usually flood Huntington and San Diego, this beach is always clean and never too crowded (minus the special event weekends and holidays). If you're a surfer and...More

Thank asiankl33
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Loved that there are designated surfing areas at this beach near the pier- didn't need to worry about running over swimmers and body boarders. Lots to do, see, buy, and eat at the pier also!

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The San Clemente State Beach is a short distance from the pier. Sometimes on weekends there is difficulty finding parking. There are several shops and restaurants nearby. The ocean is quite clean and the beach clear to walk on.

Thank Alexandra T
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I travel with a travel trailer and the campground has full hook ups in drive thru sites. So water, electric, and sewer are available. Sites are spaced adequately. The non paved areas are dirt. No grass and no irrigation for grass. Place can be dusty....More

1  Thank rssingnl
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a long stretch of beach. There is a beach trail From the top of the cliff. Camping and day use for a fee.

Thank AZTravelLady
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

4 dots for pebbly sand and Coins-only limited parking. Guaranteed packed during weekends. But otherwise sweet laidback "SoCal" beach where young and old locals hangout to lay out on beach with few tourists during a weekday. Located south of the Pier. Parking is located a...More

Thank Alvinobambino
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