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San Clemente State Beach

I-5 Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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It was completely beautiful!!!! It wasn't crowded and swimming was fun.. just don't get water in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Evelyn D
via mobile
Nothing special, but not crowded

This beach is nothing special as far as California beaches go, but it's saving grace is that it's... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
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I-5 Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-3156
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was completely beautiful!!!! It wasn't crowded and swimming was fun.. just don't get water in your mouth haha

Thank Evelyn D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This beach is nothing special as far as California beaches go, but it's saving grace is that it's not crowded because of that. The town and beach are both pretty quiet as far as beach towns go.

Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I like this beach, for lots of reasons, and not all of them having to do with the beach itself. There is lots of parking, free if you don't mind walking up to a quarter of a mile or so, and inexpensive if you want...More

Thank fleetfeetpete
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We were please we were able to get a parking spot close to the entry area as I have difficulty walking too far. We encountered a very difficult situation walking over the train tracks then down the steps to the beach. There were hundreds of...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This beach is a little tricky to get to if you have never been there before and parking is difficult to find (even on a weekday). The beach is a little rocky for younger kids, but the teenagers loved going out on the body boards....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Like all beaches along the coast, it gets busy and parking is limited!!! The beach is well maintained and there are plenty of Lifeguards...

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It tends to be overcrowded on weekends, and sometimes it can be a bear to find parking. I think that parking cost about $1.25 an hour. I never can figure out how long I will be there, so I don't know how much to put...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Lovely beach with access from the hotels and camping area. Little area to purchase food and enjoy while watching the amtrak go by. Beautiful cliffs. Water is clear and has some waves. Just a lovely area.

Thank Brocketo6
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 older teens) ended up here by chance and we are so happy for that! My kids did a lot in our 4 hours there including Surfing, swimming, boogie boarding and skim boarding (we rented all the boards...More

Thank Dbfree
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Loved the beach but the big rocks are just too much for our little family. It will be better with water shoes for your children to enjoy. We did take family pictures that came out awesome...just too many rocks for our 12 and 7 year...More

1  Thank fireflyadt
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Lolasuejen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Be safe with it.
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.
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