San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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San Onofre State Beach (San Onofre, Spanish for "St. Onuphrius") is a 3,000-acre (1,214 ha) state park in San Diego County, California. The beach is 3 miles (5 km) south of San Clemente on Interstate 5 at Basilone Road. The state park is leased to the state of California by the United States Marine Corps. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. With over 2.5 million visitors per year, it is one of the five most-visited state parks in California, hosting swimmers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen, bicyclists, sunbathers, surfers, and the sacred Native American site of Panhe.
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  • The last time I surfed at San Onofre over 25 years ago thieves broke into our car and stole everything in the car. I just went there today and again someone broke into my car and stole my wallet and.....  more
    The last time I surfed at San Onofre over 25 years ago thieves broke into our car and stole everything in the car. I just went there today and again someone broke into my car and stole my wallet and.....  more »
  • Beware! This beach is listed as a dog-friendly location. A forty-five minute drive resulted in ... $15 entrance fee and dogs are not welcomed. SO much for this location on the beach list. 
    Beware! This beach is listed as a dog-friendly location. A forty-five minute drive resulted in ... $15 entrance fee and dogs are not welcomed. SO much for this location on the beach list.  more »
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  • Longboard surfboards type of beach.. Historic place of surf culture.. Lots of Surf History here and other places
  • This is one of the most beautiful spots for anyone visiting, or even for non-visitors to hangout and have a relaxed day at the beach. There are beautiful rocks and cliffs to see, and many skilled (and beginner) surfers to watch.

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