San Clemente State Beach
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 86%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 73%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- San Clemente State BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 15, 2014
Well the munchkin absolutely loves and adores this beach. It would be 5 stars if she had any say in it. There are some definite advantages to this beach, I would agree, however I also see some distinct disadvantages as well.
Overall it is a nice beach with fairly clean sand, a boardwalk/beachside trail/paseo. A pier also graces this place creating more fun for the munchkin and many fishermen. Having the oceanliner train stopping here also makes this place a bit more busy as well.
Pro Tip: Parking is extremely limited in the single lot here.
So obviously per my tip, parking is a problem. Or not, perhaps you want an extremely limited amount of people able to drive down and hang out at a beach. Thus it is somewhat exclusive. Well if so, this is the place for you. For me, I am kinda meh about that… I like tons of people at the beach as people watching is awesome to me.
The beach itself outside of summer is sometimes a bit breezy and cool to me. I am not nearly as keen about it during the rest of the year as I am during the summer. They do have some public restrooms here which are not kept up better than any other beach which means that they are a nightmare. The only other wish here was that they had fire rings for bonfires.
Otherwise the beach is exactly what anyone and their mother (well at least mine) could want. So head on down here if you want the picturesque Southern California beach and pray parking is available when you arrive. I also suggest that summer weather is far superior to any other season at this beach. =) Enjoy it if you cruise on down here…
- San Clemente State BeachAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8First to ReviewOct 30, 2013
I absolutely love this place! the kids and I come up here to hike and then play in the water. It's my peaceful place to run away to.