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San Clemente State Beach

by zenastar Online Now Jun 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM

The closest forum to this site is Oceanside but I really want to know about San Clemente State Beach. There is very little information on the websight and no one answers the phone when I call the office.
I want to camp at this beach for the weekend of June 12th. It's my boyfriends 30th birthday so I want everything to go off without a hitch. The reserveamerica websight says they are fully booked.

I want to know if they have any walk-in camp sights set aside for people who were not able to make reservations and how many.
What are the chances that I can get a tent (NOT RV) campsight if I show up Thursday night without a reservation? What is the cost?
Any other information will help.

Thanks, Zena

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    Re: San Clemente State Beach

    by lmkluque Online Now Jun 2, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    This is a pretty popular place, but it might be early enough in the season to find a spot not taken. However, I wouldn't count on walking in to get a camp site.

    You can reserve a place on-line:

    http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=646

    Hope it's not too late!

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    Re: San Clemente State Beach

    by KimberlyAnn Online Now Jun 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    This is a very popular place in the summer time. I imagine that the site you visited was the park's official park webpage, if not, try this link.

    parks.ca.gov/default.asp?pag...

    I am pretty sure that they had "Hike or Bike" campsites for people who are camping with tents, but I did a quick web search for these, and could find no helpful information about these. If you haven't tried these phone numbers, give them a try. 949-492-3156 or 1-800-444-7275

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    Re: San Clemente State Beach

    by GracesTrips Online Now Jun 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    I'm not that familiar with the beach but I believe some of it may be off limits. There is not much there as far as a town to hang out at. You're better off with Laguna Beach, Oceanside, Danapoint, Balboa, Hungtington Beach. You'll find restaurants, bars and shops in these other towns.

    I also know California is going through a crisis with our state budget. The governor has indicated some of the areas they will cut funding and state parks are part of that. When? I'm not sure.

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