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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the first time since I was a teenager. The full hookup sites are great and bathrooms and showers are clean. People are very friendly and the beach is great! Have to book 6 months in advance. They are full the whole time during the summer. Pull through sites that are very big and have a fire pit... More 

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

We're been camping at this beach park for a number of years and we love it. It's perfect for families. Best and warmest times are August and September, the water in the ocean is the warmest then. The walk down to the beach is a bit steep but there's an alternate route that's a little longer but also more manageable... More 

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went with the family. We Rented boogie boards for the teens. There is a good snack shop as well. It wasn't too crowded and had great waves. Very nice and clean beach! Loved that the train went right next to the shore line! Family friendly and would recommend!

Thank KJackson428
Diamond Bar, California
1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2016

If you have a large diesel pusher RV and need to run all those big electrical gadgets, this is the place for you. Kind of like a big RV parking lot with dirt in between spaces. But if you walk around you can see the beauty in looking out over the ocean from the bluff. There are two walking trails... More 

Thank Sposaka
Anaheim, California
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32 reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

You need to book this area early...it sells out quickly during peak travel times. We were at Groupside 2...you really want to book site 1....it is closer to the cliff/beach....but overall, a fantastic place to camp. We had a bit of seasonal rain but it was still mild, and not too cold. The fire pit in the group sites is... More 

Thank Bzymamacee
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I love that it is not crowded. There are a lot of rocks though. The beach is a short walk from my house and it stays pretty quiet. It is very clean. Nice beach to go to when you want to relax and enjoy the ocean. Our girls love it and have so much space to run without bothering anyone.... More 

2 Thank Britny H
Redlands, California
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19 reviews
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

Upon arrival, the staff are friendly and helpful. There is the sound of the freeway during the middle of the night, but it becomes a part of the ambience. The walk to the beach is great. Also, it is a great walk to the pier, a little more than a mile. The campground does have an amphitheatre, which is available... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Always been a real nice beach and area. Go there as often as possible. Nice and clean and not too awful crowded. Love the pier and the Beachcomber Hotel in the general area. Lots of open space still around which is pretty rare for southern California.

Thank Quadyak
San Clemente, California
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The campground sprawls in land from the cliff above the Ocean. There's really only a couple handfuls of choice spots adjacent to the ocean. I suppose if you've gotten your fill from the beach during the daytime it may not matter. Other than that there are plenty of bathrooms with full plumbing and hot showers for a couple bucks in... More 

2 Thank Hutchonthego
Chatsworth, California, United States
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

As previous reviewers noted, this is not a quiet campground. Not by far. The noise from the freeway is loud at all times. Even louder than the ocean. Depending on your spot, it might be slightly better or worse. We camped (TENT) at 87 which was close to the ridge and the little tower which has a few benches overlooking... More 

1 Thank Robert V
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Additional Information about San Clemente State Beach

Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: $25 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 229
Also Known As:
San Clemente State Beach Hotel San Clemente
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“this is NOT a hotel, it's a camping ground”
 of 5 bubbles Runyasha, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Popular beach for surfers”
 of 5 bubbles Sposaka, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
“it is most definitely NOT a hotel but a very large campground...check the website so you can pick your site closest to the beach...”
 of 5 bubbles Bzymamacee, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“book at least 6 months in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles misslauriet, Sep 30, 2012 | Read review
“Spots on the far right side of the RV area are the least traveled and seemed to be alot quieter. The spots closest to the beach seemed to have more bushes and trees around.”
 of 5 bubbles amarion, Aug 30, 2012 | Read review
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