San Clemente State Beach

San Clemente, California

Since 1937 San Clemente has been one of the most popular beaches in California. Tent and full hookup camping sites are available on the bluff at the southern end of the park, with one group site large enough for 50 people. Three tent and three hookup campsites are wheelchair accessible and beach wheelchairs are available at the entrance kiosk. There are two steep trails that lead to the beach and Calafia Beach Park provides access to the beach via a controlled pedestrian crossing at the railroad tracks. Facilities include metered parking, picnic areas, snack bar, and wheelchair accessible restrooms. There is an underground tunnel that leads to the beach on the north end of Plaza a la Playa Street. Surfing is allowed in designated areas (source: CA Coastal Commission).

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 March 14th, 2019. 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
13°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

San Clemente State Beach is sampled monthly 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 State 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 March 14th, 2019. 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
13°C
Clear

Since 1937 San Clemente has been one of the most popular beaches in California. Tent and full hookup camping sites are available on the bluff at the southern end of the park, with one group site large enough for 50 people. Three tent and three hookup campsites are wheelchair accessible and beach wheelchairs are available at the entrance kiosk. There are two steep trails that lead to the beach and Calafia Beach Park provides access to the beach via a controlled pedestrian crossing at the railroad tracks. Facilities include metered parking, picnic areas, snack bar, and wheelchair accessible restrooms. There is an underground tunnel that leads to the beach on the north end of Plaza a la Playa Street. Surfing is allowed in designated areas (source: CA Coastal Commission).

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 State Beach is sampled monthly 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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