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Address: Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92055
Phone Number: 916-653-6995
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Activities: Surfing, Walking
Description: Popular with swimmers and surfers, this state park features 3.5 miles of...
Popular with swimmers and surfers, this state park features 3.5 miles of sandy beaches.
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Trail 6 is a nice walk out to a Sandy Beach

Many trails to pick from, we went on trail 6 as suggested by the ranger when you stop and pay. $15 to get in and park, more if you stay and camp. Before we hiked down we stopped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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Incline Village, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Love that you can park right next to the sand on the dirt. Easy acces to the beach. Great place to BBQ and have a picnic. Bring your own food no food or stores near by. Showers and bathrooms close by.

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Laguna Beach, California
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26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Many trails to pick from, we went on trail 6 as suggested by the ranger when you stop and pay. $15 to get in and park, more if you stay and camp. Before we hiked down we stopped at the lookout on top of the bluffs, it has a park bench there too. Fantastic view and you can hear the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I am a frequent visitor to the park portion with bluffs overlooking the ocean. I ride my bicycle there but it has great hiking trails and great campsite (though I've never camped there). It is worth a look, I recommend it often.

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Orange County, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Trail 6 allows dogs. Yay. Be aware that although it is not permitted by law, this has long been historically a nude bathing beach. Now and again I catch a glimpse (sometimes a bit more) of some nature loving sun worshiper, but is easy enough to continue on my way. Or not. If they're worth looking at then I figure,... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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274 reviews 274 reviews
43 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to surf but where we were, not for swimming. This is due to the rocky shoreline. There is some sand high up on the beach but it was tricky navigating the rocks to get out into the surf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a great time at the Buff sites camping last summer. It is a hike down to the beach. And, if you want to go to Old Man's, you should plan on driving there. I thought the train would be loud, but my whole family slept through it, even my eight year old, who wakes up to everything. We... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is a great place to surf, bring your kids and to have fun. The waves are rough but good and their is all kinds of people. Hope you enjoy San onofre! 😀

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San Clemente, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I hit this almost every weekend as part of a bike ride from San Clemente down to the backside of pendleton or further south. Little to no traffic and you cannot beat the views of the pacific. Lots of other cyclists in the area so if you are solo there is always a group or other solos to ride or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Right next to main rail line and I-5. If your in a tent even earplugs won't do it. Cold outdoor showers with no curtain or privacy so u can't really shower. "Camp sites" if u can call them that, are basically on the shoulder of the now abandoned highway. Lucky if u have 20 ft between u and your neighbor.... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was the first beach we visited as we hit the west coast. Very relaxed surfing area. Big fire pits allow you to stay all day. Bathrooms and a beach side shower to get the sand off, but nothing fancy. Really made us feel like we experienced California surfing in the raw.

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