San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California. It’s known for San Onofre and San Clemente state beaches, with their surf breaks and sandstone bluffs. Running along the coast, the Beach Trail offers sea views and green parks. Near T-Street Beach, long San Clemente Pier stretches out into the Pacific Ocean. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens embodies the city’s original Spanish-style architecture.
San Clemente Pier
Parking, Beach, Dining, Attractions & Historical Info
San Clemente Pier is an icon of the city and one of the best spots to visit. A great place to dine, watch a sunset, enjoy the beach, and more. Dine on the pier at Fisherman’s which has stunning views of the ocean and San Clemente beach. The beach surrounding the pier are perfect for relaxing in the sun, grilling, or having a bonfire at night. Walk to Casa Romantica for an inexpensive hostircal tour and amazing view of the San Clemente Pier.
San Clemente Beach Trail
2.3 Miles of Pristine Coastline With Amazing Views
San Clemente’s beach trail offers stunning views of the coastline along the 2.3 mile long trail. Biking, walking, and jogging are top ways to enjoy the dog friendly trail. The trail is accessible from several points, but can most easily be accessed from parking lots at North Beach, San Clemente Pier, or Calafia State Park. Several spots along the trail offer cliff views of the pier and coast.
Visit Historic Casa Romantica San Clemente
Cultural Center & Gardens – Tours, Events, and Weddings
Casa Romantica is an inexpensive and beautiful historic attraction in San Clemente that is fun for the whole family. Offering plenty to explore including gardens, stunning vistas, events, and more. The former estate of San Clemente’s founder Ole Hanson is a must see for anyone visiting San Clemente.
T-Street Beach San Clemente, CA
San Clemente’s “Endless Summer” Beach Spot
One of the best surfing spots in Orange County. T-Street is the quintessential “Endless Summer” California beach hangout offering everything you need to enjoy a day in the sun. T-Street has fun and consistent waves great for surfing and bodyboarding, concessions serving food and treats, and fire pits for bonfires.
Downtown San Clemente Shoppings
Explore A Variety Of Boutique Shops Along Avenida Del Mar
A mecca for boutique shopping and excellent dining, downtown San Clemente offers variety and plenty to explore – all in short walking distance. Plus other top attractions like the pier, beaches, casa romantica, and are all just a short walk from the shops. With a smattering of top restaurants for every tastebud, downtown San Clemente restaurants offer plenty to choose from for any time of day. Pizza, Mexican, Upscale dining, casual dining – there is something for every brand of street-goer.
Top Brunch Spots In San Clemente
Get you day in San Clemente started right with brunch before exploring some of the best shopping and most pristine beaches in Orange County. Avenida Del Mar has a number of places that are great for brunch including Cafe Mimosa, Pierside Kitchen & Bar, The Cellar, and Ellie’s Table at North Beach.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching offers many fun ocean activities geared for couples, friends or entire families. Our most popular ticket, Whale watching, occurs year round. Our trips are fully narrated and are successful in seeing the California Gray Whale, dolphin, and sea lions. Dana Point is one of the best locations to watch Whales due to its shape and referenced landmarks for the Whales. Sportfishing is also a favorite among all ages, and is a great 5 hour trip experience. Trips are scheduled Mon- Fri and select weekends and offer you the best in local ocean fishing. Catches include, bass, bonito, yellowtail and more and your catch can be filleted for you to take home! All boats are USCG inspected and are equipped with snack bars for your convenience. Gray Whale Season November – April & Blue Whale Season May – October
San Onofre Beach
Old Man’s, dog beach, and one of San Clemente’s most classic surfing hangouts. The perfect wave for beginner surfers.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Center
Surf museum with free admission. Exhibits include the evolution of the surfboard, history of surfing, and culture of surfing.