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San Clemente Pier

Del Mar Street, San Clemente, CA
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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San Luis Obispo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

wow, walked on the san clemente pier yesterday, 8/27/14, waves so high they were lapping up onto the bottom of the pier decking. they said that the waves were the largest in years. beautiful but a little scary. a good walk, almost a 1/2 mile up and back. good food at the end.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Sunsets and people watching. Parking is free after 5pm. It gets cold at sunset so bring a jacket! Love The Fisherman restaurant located right on the pier. Wear flat shoes... Bumpy wooden boards not friendly with high heels. And watch the pigeons up high on the lamp posts. They seem to have a knack for pooping on unsuspecting tourists!

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great views, nice wine list...service ok, company ...lovely..i wouldn` t order the steamed clams again...watery......

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had researched somewhere to take a break between LA and San Diego. I wanted somewhere with a beach for the kids to enjoy, easy to navigate to, and photogenic as I'm a photographer. I hit the jackpot here, great beach although the sand is a little course, good amenities, easy to find free parking, and an amazing pier with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful, scenic pier with a couple of restaurants right at the entrance. Great for walks, jogs, and fishing. The only negative to mention were all the bird droppings as you approach the end of the pier... but still nice nonetheless.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

San Clemente Pier and Beach was a wonderful experience. The pier gives you a nice long walk with nice views. The beach is very nice with good food options. The water is a little rough for little ones. You can watch surfers or bodyboard. Lifeguards were very attentive. Recommend this beach.

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Italian Riviera, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Best place to watch sunrises and sunsets ever - Amazing view - Posto fantastico per poter ammirare albe e tramonti eccezionali.

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Apple Valley
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The pier is lovely at sunset. Nice little playground for kids. Nice stroll down the pier. Relaxing atmosphere.

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El Segundo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

With 2 young children it was pleasant to walk the pier and watch the people fishing. A shark had been sighted not too long before we were on the pier and the beaches were closed for 2 hours.

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Central Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The pier is wheelchair accessible! Hooray! Our visit was wonderful, we enjoyed walking/rolling along the pier, watching the surfers and the fisherman. We ate at a good restaurant and had fun wandering and just enjoying the day.

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