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San Clemente State Beach

Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in San Clemente
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

PLEASE!!! Rent a bike if you can and ride the trails! Tandem is really hard so rent beach cruisers if you are new at it! FYI JERKS will not move if you ring your bell on the trail. They are too self-important so feel free to run them over and say "So sorry, new at bike riding" Some people have... More 

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New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I visited here on my way to San Diego. Calm and beautiful beach. People were surfing. Loved the houses over looking the ocean. May consider moving here, lol.

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San Clemente, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The sites are nice, especially the ocean-view spots. Area was a little cramped and dusty, but this is a prime area.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautiful pier, amazing sunset, but a tricky wave shot way up the beach and stole my camera lens cap! Went home with a lot of beach in my shorts. ;)

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Enjoyed our day at beach and would have liked to have shared the experience with our friends but never located the handicap accessibility. It must be there.

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Silverthorne, CO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Parking near beach, café at the beach. Beach was clean and not crowded. Great spot to spend a few hours or the whole day. Lots of families.

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Cincinnati. Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My secret is out.....go to the right. It is less crowded and more quiet. Walk the pier. There are a couple of restaurants and a shack at the end of the pier that sells food and souvenirs. I bought homemade New England clam chowder from a Hawaiian on a California pier. There is great surf for surfers. There can be... More 

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Victoria, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We walked the path on the beach a couple of times during our visit in San Clemente. It's a beautiful walk. The beach is clean. It's nice that there are washroom facilities along the beach. Loved sitting on the beach in the morning, watching the dolphins swim along. The beach was the highlight of our trip.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you have young children, this is not a good beach. The Amtrak runs right through the beach. DANGEROUS for kids!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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296 reviews 296 reviews
48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The sound of the waves crashing, great sand, and surfers make this one of the best beaches around. In October, when the crowds had diminished somewhat, it was most pleasant to be there. We had an early lunch and took it all in. Loved it.

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