San Clemente Travel Guide
View from the San Clemente pier
View from the San Clemente pier
Lifeguard Tower is closed. You're on...
Sports & Outdoors
lesser unknown, so generally less crowded; nice people
sunburns, too many hawaiian shirts
Max Berg Plaza Park
History: On September 2nd, 1927 the El Heraldo de San Clemente, the local newspaper, read: Contract for four tiled fountains, brooks and a pool for Oriental birds in the plaza has been let to Strang Bros.Twelve-foot octagonal tiled fountains are to occupy the four corners of...
Historic City Hall~Oscar Easley Building 1929
This 9,845-square-foot building has Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1929 building was never actually City Hall, but a past owner branded it that way years ago. Historic City Hall has had many uses, including...
Old City Plaza
We stopped in here to find a place to eat, but many of the establishments were not open or under renovations.History: Soon after San Clemente ( The Spanish Village by the Sea) was incorporated, the need for a "Fire House" was realized. The headlines in San Clemente’s first...
San Clemente Beach Trails
The San Clemente Beach Trails is a 2.3 mile long that connects North Beach to Calafia Beach with stops along the way at the Pier and T-Street. The day we were there, it was being enjoyed by walkers, joggers, families with their children, casual cyclists and folks walking...
This area is near the pier, but at North Beach ~There is very easy access to the beach here with a snack bar and playground equipment, this is a great beach. Nice beachfront and playground even in the winter or take the train to the beach, this is the place, as an...
San Clemente Pier
Built in 1928, this 1,296 foot long wooden pier was built to be ultilize as a municipal fishing and pleasure pier that was constructed at no cost to local citizens. In 1939, and again in 1983, strong storms damaged the pier requiring it to be rebuilt. A hurricane in 1939...
Since the piers opening in 1928, it has been a favorite spot of local fishing enthusiasts. Here you may catch a variety of fish such as corbina, spotfin croaker, yellowfin croaker, sargo, barred surfperch, guitarfish, various rays, small sharks, white croaker, queenfish,...
Pier Shack & Grill: At the end of the San Clemente Pier
Located right on the pier is a wonderful establishment that offers some great choices of foods to enjoy.Hours: winter: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays; summer: 9 a.m. to sunset dailyOn the...
The Fishermans Restaurant: Beauty by the sea!
We ate here and it was absolutely delightful. The service was good and the food very tasty. We had the Fish and Chips served with steak fries, Cole slaw and sourdought bread. We really enjoyed our view of the ocean and especially the pier.
Cabrillo Playhouse: Dinner and a Play in San Clemente
On the corner of Ola Vista and Aveneda Cabrillo in San Clemente is the little community theater, the Cabrillo Playhouse.It is a small theater with only 66 seats, so you are not far from the stage in any seat. Broadway plays and musicals are performed here about 6 times a...
Beachfire: Best live music
Live music 6 nights a week and some pretty good bands. Usually have reggae on FRiday nights. Check the website for schedules.Or, you can try Gordon James on Fri/Sat nights. They are a bit mellower - classic rock and jazz.
Amtrak Train Station
Located right next to the pier. This line covers (RED) Inland Empire-Orange County Line& (Orange) Orange County Line.615 Avenida Victoria San Clemente, CA 92672Take I-5 S, follow signs for Soto St/Santa Ana/State Hwy 60 E/Pomona, Exit 75 Ave Palizada toward San Clemente,...
All Parking Machines (2 Pier Bowl), (2 Linda Lane), (3 North Beach) are now equipped to take credit cards.All parking is $1.50 per hour for those hours designated on the back of the meters. Annual parking permits are available for $50 for San Clemente residents and $100 for...
Spanish Village: Shopping by the sea!
There are lots of wonderful shops located right across from the pier.Schmid's Fine Chocolates99 Avenida Del MarSan Clemente, CA (949)Hand Made Fine Chocolates.Cindy's Swimwear98 Avenida Del MarSan Clemente, CA 92672Swimwear and accessories. Bikinis, one piece suits and beach...
Trestles Surf Outlet: Ripcurl Outlet Store
Rip Curl outlet store for surf gear and beach apparel.
wetsuits, rash guards, swim suits, summer clothing, flip flops, sunglasses
On June 1, 2008, I paid $14 for a $29 pair of shorts, and $12 for a $26 tank. Great discounted prices.
There is a "under ground passage to the pier (see photo" so please use! Yet, the easier route or walkway is the path to the pier crosses a train crossing (see photo) and also along the beach trails. Although a crossing guard comes down, folks still try to cross the track. I saw and thought these folks were crazy. Especially when they had children with them. Not exactly a good example:( So when you are down here, use the under ground passage please (see photo!
Amtrak train kills San Clemente pedestrian
By SEAN EMERY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
SAN CLEMENTE – A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Deputies shortly before 4:30 p.m. responded to reports of a train striking a pedestrian on the tracks near Camino Capistrano and El Camino Real, said Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The pedestrian, who authorities have identified only as a 54-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses, including the conductor, Balicki said.
Witnesses reported that the man walked onto the tracks before being struck by the southbound train, Lt. Dan Dwyer said.
Investigators have not determined whether the man intentionally stepped in front of the train.
The collision forced railway officials to close down the tracks for Amtrak and Metrolink traffic as investigators went over the scene, stranding some riders for hours. Several OCTA buses were used to transport Metrolink riders between the Laguna Niguel and Oceanside stations.
The death is the latest in a series of fatalities involving pedestrians struck by trains in the past year.
In July, August and September, six pedestrians were struck and killed by trains in North County. In October, a Capistrano Beach man was struck and killed by a train in Dana Point.http://www.ocregister.com/articles/train-381621-pedestrian-struck.html
Updated Mar 24, 2013
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See little Casa Romantica
Known by many residents but often missed by most outsiders is a gem of a cultural center just walking distance from the shore.
Casa Romantica is a beautiful 2 1/2 acre home that is a setting for small town artistic expression and entertainment. It is one of southern California's lesser known institution for exploring local ,state and national history. Vieweing the old Spanish charm of the architecture here is enough reason to stop by.
In Early Summer, there is a special exhibition honoring the recovery, especially at the World Trade Center after the tragedy of 9/11.
Casa Romantica has the only west coast showing of the exhibit Recovery: The World Trade Center Recoverry Operation!
415 Avenida Granada, 92672
See website for all events at the center.
Written May 31, 2005
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Great place to start a bike ride up PCH heading north or down through San Onofre to the South. If you head south you can ride all the way to San Diego through Camp Pendleton and at least 1/3 of this ride is pretty free of auto traffic.
San Clemente Police Service
These are retired Senior Volunteers who provide services to the citizens of San Clemente. The provide services such as:Vacation Home ChecksVisit to the homebound as part of the "You Are Not Alone Program" aka the YANA ProgramTraffic and Crowd ControlVehicle Code...
Marina Safety Buidling
Marine Safety Division is to help ensure that visitors to the beach have a safe and enjoyable day. This is achieved through providing for water rescue services, first aid, minor law enforcement, and various public education programs focusing on ocean safety. The Marine...
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