The southern end of North Beach in San Clemente is popular not
just for sunbathing and surfing, but for the exercise path and tons
of trains passing through.
North Beach in San Clemente is
located as the name describes, on the northern boundary of beaches
in the city. Though not listed in the San Clemente City site,
Poche Beach is
further north than this beach, providing limited beach parking.
A public beach parking lot
makes it easy to access, though wandering further south along the
perimeter of this beach you'll find the hills become steep and
feature houses perched, overlooking the ocean. Sets of stairs to
nearly every street above the cliffs provide additional access to
the beaches that offer more isolated areas to relax.
As you enter the City of San
Clemente from Dana Point, you will have passed around the bend in
Pacific Coast Highway, entering a flat beach area with gently sloped
hills in which the Ole Hansen Beach Club, shopping and roads to the
freeway sit. This flat beach condition is your easiest access
point until you reach the San Clemente Pier.
Some describe the scene above
as 204, known for swells that hit the offshore reefs, then break
near the beach. San Clemente beaches are known for surfing and
you'll often find road travelers planning a stop or making a special
trip to take in the surfing in San Clemente.
San Clemente neighborhood
beaches, Amtrak access to San Diego and Los Angeles and its own
tucked away lifestyle that's a bit slower paced than the
faster-moving cities next door such as Dana Point and Laguna Beach
or inland spots Laguna Niguel and Lake Forest make this the kind of
place you'd think about packing up and moving to. But tourists like
it for its small time charm and family friendly beaches.
The southern-most beach city
in Orange County California is located next to Camp Pendleton in San
Diego County and as such, enjoys open space.
San Clemente, California
Information: (949) 492-1131