: Santa Ana Airport/ John Wayne international
: Dana Point to Catalina Island
: Interstate 5
: North Beach
: Knuckle Heads
: Mountain High
: Riders Club
San Clemente is The Little Village By The Sea. Though we have grown up somewhat, we retained our charm. Our downtown street walk was recently voted best in Orange County, hosting a Farmer's Market every Sunday morning and an accompaning art show the first Sunday of every month.
The 2.5 mile Beach Trail starts in North Beach and goes south to the San Clemente State Park. From there you can walk several more miles on the sand past world famous surfing spots and historical homes then arrange to be picked up for a ride back home. The 1/4 mile long pier hosts wonderful food at The Fisherman's restaurant and bar located right above the surf line. Fishing off the pier is fun and free, requiring no fishing license. The walk on the pier reveals the entire shoreline of San Clemente in all its glory by day and the lights at night. The snack bar at the end of the pier will delight you with hot and cold drinks and great food.
San Clemente is loaded with great food to fit any budget. Remember, this is a real town with a thriving business environment and diverse population. The restaurants reflect the community, providing a full list of dining opportunities and options. The surfing here is made of legends. The surfing museum displays a massive collection of boards and memorabila. The beaches are the perfect place to learn to surf (lessons available), boogie board or body surf. Should you prefer to just play in the surf and sunbathe, no worries, there is room for all. Learn how to stand up paddle board surf.
Close by is Dana Point Harbor, where you can go whale watching, fishing, sailing on a Tall Ship, explore boating, rent jet skis, sail boats, paddle boards, kayaks, gas boats and take a boat trip to Catalina Island for the day. The Ocean Institute will delight you with a look below the seas and tall Ships above the seas. San Clemente has a vibrant art scene with many galleries and its own museum. Many art shows take place during the year showcasing local artists.