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San Clemente, California

San Clemente State Beach

San Clemente, California



San Clemente, California
Phone: (949) 492-3156

Sites: 144
Recent Rate: $60 7/2016

Latitude: 33.4040342003907
Longitude: -117.602698802948

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

First time camping here. Parking area is asphalt ours had a slight downward slope rest of sight is dirt. Large picnic table and fire ring. Sites are a little close no shrubs between sites. Most sites have no trees for shade. Our site had a nice view of the ocean in the distance, most sites have no ocean view. It a long walk to the beach, the trail to the beach is paved with asphalt which is nice. Very nice beach once you get down to it. Park is fairly quiet most of the time. The dry camping side of the park as a few site that have very good view of the ocean. If we stay here again that's where we will stay. It looked like they allow people to camp in the day use area. Seen several motorhomes that stayed in the same spot for the three days we were there. Talked to one guy that said he sleeps in his van there. They weren't messy just seemed strange to see them there day after day. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground with level pull-thru full hook-up asphalt sites that easily fit big rigs. Lots of space between sites. Picnic table and fire pit. Very near beach. Near Interstate 5; some road noise, but not bad. Train near, but again, noise not bad. Biggest complaint is that as soon as reservations are open (7 months in advance) people reserve all the sites for Friday & Saturday nights. Therefore, no RV sites are available for a week. But for retirees or people who can stay during the week (or if you can beat the crowd 7 months in advance), it's very nice. Also, cost is high for no amenities (no pool, hot tub, etc.). But it is California on the beach. There are lots of other campsites; this evaluation is only for RV sites. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1-72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Beach. Near San Clemente town. Near San Juan Capistrano mission.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I happened to choose a lousy site (#4) without shade trees. The shady locations are more toward the other washroom & camp hosts. Other than that, the site was level, the restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. The hook-ups all worked well. Verizon MiFi has a 4 bar (or 5 bar) reception. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 2 nights at site 40. Pros: Most sites are flat and spacious compared to other state campgrounds. Beautiful views overlooking the bluffs. Staff is polite. Pet friendly. Pull thru sites. Cons: Only access to beach is a long walk down a very steep hill, definitely kid friendly. Very little shade. No campground store (definitely didn't see one if there was). Most sites are dirt, concrete and dead grass. Survey says: overall rating of 6.8/10. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has two areas, the full hookup area (where the sites are quite close together with little privacy or space) and the no hookup area (which has more room between sites and is closer to the ocean). We really liked being able to walk on the coast path to the pier (about a mile). If I were to stay here again, I would probably opt to take a site in the lower section without hookups; especially, if I could get one of the sites right on the bluff overlooking the ocean. All-in-all a very decent place if you want to be on the OC coast. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice pull-through with full hook ups. Beach is just a short walk away. Very nice wide sites with table & fire ring. Only drawback is that there is absolutely no grass, no wood chips, just dirt. But the sites are paved and level and it is a really pretty spot. We are 45 foot long and there is plenty of room for us and our Jeep. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Roads and sites are paved. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Decent site separation even in the full hook up sites. The FHU sites are in rows and don't have a lot of privacy. The no hook up sites are spread around a bluff and some have excellent ocean views but are for smaller rigs. You can hear Interstate 5 24 hours a day. Once you walk down the bluff to the beach you can only hear the ocean, not the freeway! We had fair 4G Verizon signal. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite parks in southern California. Nice facilities and great sunsets with Catalina Island sometimes in sight. This is one of the few state beaches or parks with full hookups available. The rate is with a California Disabled Discount Card. BTW, there is a disabled veterans card available that allows camping with no fees. The only problem we have ever had here is getting reservations. This is also one of the few California State Parks where you can reserve. Reservations for a specific site become available six months before your planned date. For example reservations during June can't be made until the 1st day of January. Reservations are made through reserveamerica.com, and you need to make reservations as soon as they are available. Week ends fill up fast. Stays are limited to 7 days. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice facility. Large sites. A short walk down the bluff to the beach. Great restaurants in downtown San Clemente. The beach trail starts just down the hill from the park, so you can ride bikes along the beach to the pier. Very clean, and the park staff takes good care of the area. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice park for beach views from bluffs which the park sits on. It's a short walk down 1 of 2 steep paved walks to the sand. The beach is very nice and wasn't busy at all. All view sites are in the non hook-up area of the park. The hook-up sites are all pull-through and are OK, but certainly nothing special and not at all private. The three nicest hook-up sites that are closest to the bluff just happen to be occupied by the volunteer campground hosts. If I were to ever stay here again I would stay in the non hook-up for view and a bit more privacy. There are showers and flush toilets there also. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is located on a bluff overlooking the ocean. There are a couple paved trails down to the beach. I would estimate approximately 1/4 mile down to beach. We stayed for one night. It’s a popular RV park so obtaining reservations can be difficult. Most of the sites are drive through and paved. Each spot that I observed had a picnic table and fire pit ring. The spot we stayed at had electric (30/50 amp) water and sewer connections. Some sites don't have these amenities. The bathrooms/showers are clean. Showers will cost you 25 cents for 2 1/2 minutes. I saw no grocery stores or restaurants within walking distance to the park. We will plan a return trip and bring the bikes next time. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful location but a bit pricey. The park is located on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Most of the pull through sites are further away from the cliff, so the view isn't as good. I believe most of the dry camping is located closest to the water. Decent showers but they are nothing fancy and are pay for use. The town of San Clemente is close by. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 72 full hook up pull through sites available. Sites 57-72 are 40ft or less in length but all of the rest are 60ft plus. All pads are paved, reasonably level and wide enough for slides both sides. There is some freeway noise but is reduced the further west your site is located. The park was full on a Saturday late in Feb but only ¼ full Sunday. I reserved on line and my CA Distinguished Veterans Pass reduced the $60 park fee to $0. This park is much better than the San Mateo State campground just south of here on the other side of the freeway which is back in only, no sewer and the same price. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We got here a day early and was able to get our same site. Cash or check at front booth (we paid CC through ReserveAmerica for our scheduled nights). We stayed in #67 which is on the north end, but it’s shorter than the other rows, so our TT barely fit perpendicularly. It’s a great location except for some freeway noise. Very easy access to the beach via a 5-10 minute walk. Some train noise, but a fair amount of thunderous artillery from Camp Pendleton. A little on the expensive side for a basic site. We’d stay again in warmer weather. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Plenty of space between sites and there were shade trees throughout. Had site 155 which was a back-in but double wide, so parked extra vehicle next to motorhome. Nothing much more to say except it was quiet except for a bit of highway noise from I-5. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

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