San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente

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San Clemente State Beach is a public beach located in the south end of the city of San Clemente, California, United States. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, it has been the most popular beach in the state since 1937.
Significant numbers of visitors are attracted to this beach due to its intense winds and dramatic location. The majority of the visitors are water sports enthusiasts and those who wish to escape from the inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day.
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  • It’s a great beach in a quaint town. Excellent large sandy beach. The waves were medium to large and breaking hard. Surfers were out and having fun. 
    It’s a great beach in a quaint town. Excellent large sandy beach. The waves were medium to large and breaking hard. Surfers were out and having fun.  more »
  • Nice and clean beach. Gorgeous waves and vistas. I would definitely visit frequently if I lived in the area. 
    Nice and clean beach. Gorgeous waves and vistas. I would definitely visit frequently if I lived in the area.  more »
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  • Love this place, so close to home, but it feels like you're somewhere else. The beach is beautiful. The campgrounds are clean and well maintained Including the restrooms and showers. You have plenty of room between yourself and neighbors. We look forward to coming here each and every time. The rail trail is a beautiful and flat walk to San Clemente pier and even further North if you like.
  • Close to the beach right above the cliff. Has a great view of the sunset. Bathrooms and showers are clean. It is very developed and has a lot of people. Can get noisy at night. This is not one of those "nature" camping sites, rather a lively and family oriented campsites.

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