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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156

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Awesome beach!

The sound of the waves,the beautiful sunsets decent walking beach make this a destination for me.I didn't go swimming but splashed myself and walked barefoot in the surf.A bit... read more

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Vermont
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100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sound of the waves,the beautiful sunsets decent walking beach make this a destination for me.I didn't go swimming but splashed myself and walked barefoot in the surf.A bit stoney in places

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Dixon, California
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location, vintage trailers fully equipped for rental. Sandy beach, surfing, restful spring getaway. Beautiful climate just adds to the appeal.

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Fredericia, Denmark
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104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This sandy beach is great for sun and non-pro surfing. Easy accessible and not crowded at all. Possibillity for purchase of food, coffee, drinks and ice cream in adjacent restaurant, bar and ice hut.

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Thank Steen123456789
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is my local beach , paid parking or you can buy a State Park pass good for 1 year and allows you to go to ANY state park in California !!!! depending where you park it can be very private or groups of people ...

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Thank Laura R
San Clemente, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Hit the sand and relax! Walking is good for everyone at the beach. Watched the sunset, do selfies, check colored stones, ogle at multi-million Gorg beachfront homes and sigh. Beautiful time anytime🌊😍!

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Thank Lolasuejen
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Good wide beach with access to coast trail from San Clemente. Pay parking. Snack shack only open weekends

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Henderson, Nevada
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770 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Down a little from the main pier, offers good opportunities for some body surfing, swimming, and just plain beach fun. Both Metrolink and Amtrak run along the east boundary. But bring your own food and drink because offers are severely limited at this location.

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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As the title states we like this beach for the above reasons. We live 8 miles away and use this beach summer and winter. The beach is segregated with surfing and swimming areas. It has swings for the kids and BBQ areas. The Fishermans restaurant is one of our favorites. The only down side is the limited parking, so if... More 

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Thank Briandeis
Northbrook
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108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The beach area is lovely and provides a long expanse to walk along the Pacific. You must cross rail tracks to get to the beach itself.

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Franklin, Idaho
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came to San Clemente to get out of nasty snowy weather, and this beach was so refreshing and beautiful. Clean an clear views. Fun to watch surfers catching the big waves.

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