Dedicated to the Marine Corps, Park Semper Fi is a small, hilltop park adjacent to Parque Del Mar that overlooks the…More pier. A tall, bronze statue of a Marine standing at attention and saluting looks out over the ocean and San Clemente Pier. To his left is a plaque bearing the names of Marines killed in battle, and the park -- landscaped with flowers and plantings by the San Clemente Garden Club -- has become a memorial for local families who have lost their husbands, sons, daughters, wives, brothers or sisters to war.
The city of San Clemente holds its yearly Veterans Day ceremony at Park Semper Fi.
State of California San Clemente State Beach 225 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA92672 The San Clemente State Beach is a wonderful place to visit no matter what time of the year it is. This place isn't…More normally too crowded, and it's a popular hangout for surfers. It also boasts spots for lunch or dinner, as well as the pier where you'll see fisherman at work. Parking is on the street and off to the side at reasonable rates. There are rows of motels and hotels here as well, which makes for a great place to spend a weekend. And the nightly sunsets are a sight to behold.
Americas Best Value Inn: Budget Lodge 2002 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA92672 Budget Lodge is the hotel for the traveler wanting quality at an affordable price. Its rooms have microwaves, mini…More refridgerators and free cable with HBO. Budget Inn offers a continental breakfast each morning in the lobby. This Budget Inn is in walking distance to the beach and also the San Clemente pier. Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 11am.
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.
Parque Del Mar is at the end of Del Mar as it slopes into the Pier Bowl. The park offers benches that overlook…More the ocean, beach fire rings and picnic shelters down on the sand in the shadow of the pier.
Parque Del Mar sits adjacent to Park Semper Fi.
Pier 1 Imports 415 E Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA92672 Pier 1 Imports began with a small store in San Mateo in 1962. Since then, it has grown to more than one thousand stores…More across the country. Pier 1 is known for providing home furnishings at a value. The stock each store holds is constantly changing to meet what customers want. Pier 1 carries a range of items from candles and frames to furniture and more. It has seasonal items that brighten up the home as well as everyday items. The store is well-organized, with different sections for its different goods. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.
This is the headquarters for San Clemente's Marine Safety Division.
Lifeguards staff the towers up and down…More the beach during the summer season, and update the city website several times per day with information about conditions in the water.
The life guards let swimmers know how rough the surf is with a series of flags -- green, yellow, red -- which indicated the severity of the surf. (None but the most experienced swimmers should swim during a red flag day, while a green flag indicates calmer waters.)