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San Clemente State Beach

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

We tried to take a barefoot walk along this beach, but it's full of small gravel and tough on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
Very nice

A beautiful city with a nice pier...parking is a little difficult however worth the wait to go and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glendale, California
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I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to take a barefoot walk along this beach, but it's full of small gravel and tough on the feet! Pretty view and fun to watch the trains go by!

Thank debinatorColorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful city with a nice pier...parking is a little difficult however worth the wait to go and see

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The sound of the waves,the beautiful sunsets decent walking beach make this a destination for me.I didn't go swimming but splashed myself and walked barefoot in the surf.A bit stoney in places

Thank LJBVermont
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, vintage trailers fully equipped for rental. Sandy beach, surfing, restful spring getaway. Beautiful climate just adds to the appeal.

Thank Susan1009998
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This sandy beach is great for sun and non-pro surfing. Easy accessible and not crowded at all. Possibillity for purchase of food, coffee, drinks and ice cream in adjacent restaurant, bar and ice hut.

Thank Steen123456789
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is my local beach , paid parking or you can buy a State Park pass good for 1 year and allows you to go to ANY state park in California !!!! depending where you park it can be very private or groups of people...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Hit the sand and relax! Walking is good for everyone at the beach. Watched the sunset, do selfies, check colored stones, ogle at multi-million Gorg beachfront homes and sigh. Beautiful time anytime🌊😍!

Thank Lolasuejen
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good wide beach with access to coast trail from San Clemente. Pay parking. Snack shack only open weekends

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Down a little from the main pier, offers good opportunities for some body surfing, swimming, and just plain beach fun. Both Metrolink and Amtrak run along the east boundary. But bring your own food and drink because offers are severely limited at this location.

1  Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As the title states we like this beach for the above reasons. We live 8 miles away and use this beach summer and winter. The beach is segregated with surfing and swimming areas. It has swings for the kids and BBQ areas. The Fishermans restaurant...More

Thank Briandeis
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I bring my small grill on the beach.
4 June 2017|
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Response from Lolasuejen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Be safe with it.
Are pool floats allowed?
8 June 2016|
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Response from FredDouglas | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember any signs or mentions in the park's brochures about pool floats, so I believe that you can enjoy your use of pool floats during your stay.
Are dogs alowed?
23 April 2016|
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Response from Sally M | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on the beach trails and also the salt creek beach trail in Dana Point. Most beaches are somewhat dog friendly (Google rules and look for signs) to some degree in the OC. Officially off leash dog beaches... More