About a mile north of the pier, North Beach is one of the northernmost public beaches in San Clemente. The San…More Clemente beach trail can be accessed from the parking lot and a concession stand sits at the beach entrance.
The beach parking lot is also used for the Metrolink platform nearby, one of two along the coast in San Clemente.
The far northern end of the beach is open only to swimmers during the season, but surfers can hike south about a quarter mile to breaks reserved only for them.
According to the Las Palmas Elementary School website, the school is a "nationally recognized model for two-way…More language immersion," meaning the students are bilingual and can read both English and Spanish by the fifth grade.
The school sits in a neighborhood about a mile inland from North Beach and is adjacent to Max Berg Plaza Park. Las Palmas is part of the Capistrano Unified School District and the principal is Kristen Nelson.