San Clemente - Poche Beach

San Clemente, California

This small poche, or “pocket” beach is located at the northern most end of San Clemente. It can be accessed by a stairway on the inland side of Pacific Coast Hwy, just south of the end of Camino Capistrano leads to an underpass beneath the highway and the railroad tracks; follow this path to the beach, which has a volleyball court. On the beach is Shorecliffs Beach Club- member's only (source: CA Coastal Commission). There is no beach side parking, there are meters on Camino Capistrano.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
22°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

San Clemente - Poche Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

San Clemente - Poche Beach

San Clemente, California

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
22°C
Clear

This small poche, or “pocket” beach is located at the northern most end of San Clemente. It can be accessed by a stairway on the inland side of Pacific Coast Hwy, just south of the end of Camino Capistrano leads to an underpass beneath the highway and the railroad tracks; follow this path to the beach, which has a volleyball court. On the beach is Shorecliffs Beach Club- member's only (source: CA Coastal Commission). There is no beach side parking, there are meters on Camino Capistrano.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

San Clemente - Poche Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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