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“Great campground and Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Clemente State Beach

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San Clemente State Beach
Lake Elsinore, California
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102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great campground and Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This was my first time to camp here, we went as a Church Group and used Group Site 2, it had great shade and space. Close to the beach and not that far from the Pier. We enjoyed every aspect of this place.

Room Tip: Group Site 2 is great for shade during the hot days, Group Site 1 has an awesome view and can be use...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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116 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

As a traveler on a budget, I love the San Clemente State Beach & Campground.

The Campground is clean, and there are hot showers available! IT's just a quick walk down the paved path to the beach. The bluffs above the beach (that the campground is on) offer beautiful views of the Pacific ocean.

The surfing here is great, and it's usually not TOO crowded (granted, I usually go in March).

Room Tip: the farther west you can get your campsite, the better!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chula Vista, California
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

We stayed her the first week of Oct. with a 20 month old, a 3 1/2 year old, and a 6 year old. The weather this time of year can be chilly or hot you never really know in So. Cal. We were fortunate that it was not too hot or too cold. We camped in a tent closer to the street side of the campground. What we like about this campground is that the tent sites are a bit more generous than other tent sites we've stayed in. Each site has a shade stucture, a table, a fire ring and a bbq. There are cold outdoor showers and warm indoor pay showers. The bathrooms have outlets if you do need to charge something, the shower rooms do not. There are two paths down to the beach, one is longer and the other is steeper. There is a butterfly trail which is short and east going, we saw a few monarchs butterflies on it. There is a nature trail that is pretty easy also, my 20 month old did fine but was a bit tired at the end. The views from the nature tail are beautiful. There is a small market within walking distance if you walk across the freeway. A bonus is that this campground is that it is located within a few miles of downtown. Feels like your far awy a yet you are still in town.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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3 Thank Mamatita
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

Stayed here just after labor day. The place was about 60% full...scored a campsite
near the bluffs...most of the neighbors were cool...rangers had to ask one group to hold their "Burning Man" event somewhere else.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mr.Smart&Final
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Additional Information about San Clemente State Beach

Property: San Clemente State Beach
Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 229
Also Known As:
San Clemente State Beach Hotel San Clemente

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