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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv

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Great camping

Great family atmosphere, trails, ocean view, campsites. Have made numerous visits over the past 20 years with family and friends. Good surf spots on beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great family atmosphere, trails, ocean view, campsites. Have made numerous visits over the past 20 years with family and friends. Good surf spots on beach.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

we were their the week before the holiday weekend in may 2015. beach was not busy, only the locals. very clean, love this beach..

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San Clemente, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

SCSB is not located south of the pier, as in the picture, but at the far south end of town for day use and overnight camping. As 45 year resident and well-traveled native, the beaches are superb, long, and uncrowded in many areas, particularly "the trails," but beware of current and rips. Foresters have landscaped using native plants. RV area... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great spot to do a little surfing, or just unwind on the sand. Not a lot of folks about, it's very mellow

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Escondido, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Camped here mid week and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was. The spaces are large enough to spread out without being right next to your neighbor. Got a great spot above the beach. Each spot seemed to have a table with shade covering, fire ring and separate grill. Ample parking. The beach is a short walk down a... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

San Clemente SB is a wonderful place to camp year 'round. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. You can walk down the hill and surf, lay out, or picnic without having to drive out of the campground. There are several spots with view of the ocean, but those spots book in advance through Reserve America. You can easily access Southside... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This review is for tent camping facilities. Overall the camp is great, especially for families with kids. Very close to the beach, easy access and you can hear the waves crashing at night. Not a peaceful retreat in nature, it's a bit noisy during the day but perfect if you want to be close to the beach. Very developed camp... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While there are many other reasons to visit, my favorite is overlook the Pacific Ocean and watch the sunset and waves break. What a beautiful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The beach is beautiful and has fantastic views of the ocean (obviously) and the coastline. The beach itself is located pretty close to the train lines which i personally think gives it a bit of character.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Beach was beautiful. Loved seeing all of the houses on the cliffs along the coast. The water was so pretty and it was fun to see the waves coming in. Sand was a little rocky until you got closer to the water. Water was super cold. We stuck our feet in and that was about it. (which was all we... More 

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Address: Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente

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