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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 9494923156

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Best beach ever!

Close to our hotel. Clean. Waves were constantly beautiful and surf able. Not crowded, birds were fun. No seashells but nice comfortable sandy beach with room for many. Best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
841vickyb
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California Desert, California
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California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Close to our hotel. Clean. Waves were constantly beautiful and surf able. Not crowded, birds were fun. No seashells but nice comfortable sandy beach with room for many. Best sunsets. Pay to park but showers and snack bar are a perk. Lifeguards trucked up and down beach often.

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Thank 841vickyb
San Clemente, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love San Clemente State Park! Camp Ground is always busy. Easy access to beach and beach trail. Beach Trail ideal for bike rides jogging and walking. Beautiful views close to top surf locations!

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Thank Mary Jo C
Johnston, Iowa
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay long, but my husband and I sat for an hour watching the waves and listening to the ocean. The train went by periodically which didn't bother us at all. The beach was clean, and we would definitely return.

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Thank KimWVaca
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some reviews I thought it was going to be quite rocky, but it wasn't at all. It's a very nice beach with a train crossing right next to the beach. There are a lot of families that come here.

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Thank hannahmpaterson
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach connected to the State Park is awesome! It can get crowded in the summer, but as soon as summer is over... the crowds wash away with the tides...

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Thank Steve C
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful picturesque beach. Bring a picnic lunch, or if there's no time for that there are LOTS of lovely places to eat within easy walking distance. There is a nice walking trail, leashed dogs are welcome There is still plenty of sun

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Thank RubyBaby B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, ocean side trail. You can walk, run, stroll, bike from dawn until dusk. Start at the Metro link station in North Beach then head south past Calais to the entrance to San Clemente State Beach. Most of that will be fairy level. Challenge yourself walk up the hill and check out the campers at State Beach... More 

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Thank Diane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could write a book about this wonderful beach. It is in a great little town, with excellent "surf/tourist shops, and cute little stores. The walk from the parking lots (full on weekends) to the beach is downhill all the way. The hike from the beach back up can be arduous, especially if you are carrying lots of stuff. This... More 

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Thank Marisa B
Stockton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was very nice and had a lot of charm to it! Nice restaurants nearby as well as hotels and the outlets! Definitely will be back!

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Thank cynthiak209
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely beach, nice sand, parking was easy for us in the late afternoon, body surfing possibilities, bathrooms could use more oversight.

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