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San Clemente State Beach

I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't go to get in the water, but go in the evening to watch the sunset. Would recommend for a nice walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Camped at San Clemente SB last week. Here is a breakdown: Pros: campsites are a good size, plenty of rangers, pretty quiet at night, beach was nice and had lifeguards. Stores nearby if you need supplies. Cons: Skunks! Lots of them, they come out at night and will come in the campsites. They also forage the overflowing trash cans. Parking... More

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Simi Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful beach, great for everyone. You just have to watch out traveling with young children, as you have to cross a railway track to get down to the beach.

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our first trip to Sam Clemente beach camping and really enjoyed it. We had full hook ups costing $65 a night, extra vehicles are $15. If you don't have a ride to get to a store if you forget something it's not walking distance so be prepared. Lots of trails to explore and the beach is stunning! Be... More

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Las Vegas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful views but way too rocky. Had to go buy water shoes. Needless to say we traveled to other beaches for water time.

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Laguna Hills, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

San Clemente beach represents one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. It has beautiful sand and is a great place to surf and swim. It has a wonderful trail walk, fire rings, picnic tables and outstanding views of both Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Islands. There are restaurants on the beach, on the pier and a short... More

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Goshen, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were able to find parking by the pier even on a busy Sunday morning. There were also a few restaurants nearby if you wanted to run up from the beach to grab something to eat. On the Sunday we visited, the beach was busy, but not crowded. The train running nearby actually added to the beauty and atmosphere. The... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As of this, date I have visited San Clemente twice with friends and will be returning in September. I found this beach to be one of the cleanest, most relaxing beaches, i have been to. It has a jogging path nearby, railroad station, parking availability, convenient stores for shopping and small restaurants. Also, a pier that includes a souvenir shop... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beautiful beach with the pier as the staging point! It is such a beautiful beach made better by the wonderful town that surrounds it. Quiet and peaceful....such a great and beautiful beach!

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Beach is super clean with plenty of parking. $2/hour and $7 for the entire day. Easily accessible and not that crowded. Loved this beach. Definitely going to return.

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