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About San Clemente State Beach

San Clemente State Beach camping is located at the south end of the city of San Clemente, California. The area around San Clemente is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish Colonial style architecture. The city slogan is "Spanish Village by the Sea." Visitors are attracted to the San Clemente area for its intense winds and dramatic location.

San Clemente has been a California state beach since 1937 and is popular among water sport enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to escape from inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day. The beautiful mile long beach stretches between the curling ocean surf and the foot of a steep bluff.

Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
San Clemente State Beach is located in California
33.407 N
-117.602 W
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13 Reviews of San Clemente State Beach
Beautiful campground on Beach

Each campsite has a fire container, barbeque , and a picnic table under trellis type structure. Clean flush toilets. Beautiful location next to the ocean. Great place.

Pretty neat spot

Walk to the beach is kind of long. Camp is on the bluff! We tent camped and had a good time

Great Sunsets and Views

San Clemente State Park is a great place to go camping and enjoy the beach. The campground is located on a bluff that offers great views up and down the coast. It's also a great place to catch the sunset. 

The facilities are very clean but bring quarters for the showers.  It's close to the freeway but I didn't hear anything. There were a few helicopters and Ospreys that flew over from Camp Pendleton Marine Base that made for a good airshow.

My favorite place

We go every summer and the group keeps getting bigger. I love the trees, views and even the skunks (the are tame and love pizza). The walk up from the beach is a little tough, but the lifeguards are super nice and helpful if you need assistance. I always come home with a nice tan and great calfs. The upside of the walk is that there aren't as many people as down the beach by the public parking.

San Clemente state park

This is a great campground located less than one minute from the beach. This is the obvious plus to the campground. As it is a State park, parking on all the other state beaches is included at the price.

My biggest complaint is that the sites are so close to each other. There is essentially no privacy between your neighbors. Full hookups are available and are pull through sites. Restrooms and showers are also available. Firewood is available for $7 a bundle at the entrance but it’s just lightweight pine that burns quick. We brought our own wood.

The beach is about a minute away driving and is a great family beach. The sand is soft and there is lots of room, especially not on a holiday weekend. We have been coming to this beach for years as a family and it is one of my favorites.

Go to camp spot

Nice, clean, easy access for trailers/rv’s. Not an easy or quick access to the beach from the rv and tent areas, so just plan on spending time there!

Sandy Campsite with Ocean Views

Campsites offer nice sunset views of the ocean.  Sandy spots are covered and include a table and BBQ grill.  It was not crowded for being the middle of the week.

Great Beach Camp

We tent camped here. The campground is large, so most spaces have a lot of room. Lots of amenities for those that need them. Short walk to the beach. Some seasons, the beach is very rocky and difficult to swim.

A great campground close to the beach

We love this campground! It's close to home and easy to access. The beach is pretty close to the campgrounds. Restrooms and showers are fine. We have an RV and this is a great campground for your rig. It has full hook-ups (water, electricity, sewer). All the RV sites are pull- through. Some of the sites have very limited grass/ground area if you want to also pitch a tent on your RV site. You get a good breeze since the sites are close to the ocean.

Full hookups near the ocean!

Paved spots. Full hook ups. Short walk to the beach!