San Clemente Vacation Travel Information
San Clemente Pier City Beach in San Clemente, California
San Clemente Pier Beach is the main city beach of San Clemente, California. The beach is a wide sandy spot on both sides of the pier between T-Street Beach and Linda Lane Beach. Although the railroad tracks run right behind the beach, it is a nice setting with palm trees and grassy areas near the pier entrance. A large parking area at Parque del Mar City Park provides access to San Clemente Pier, the beach, and many shops and restaurants. Street parking is available when the lot fills up. The San Clemente Coastal Trail runs north and south from here to access all the beaches between San Clemente State Beach and North Beach (2.5 miles end to end).
The downtown area near the pier is called Pier Bowl. Make the 1296 foot long walk out to the end of this wooden pier and look back at Pier Bowl. You’ll see it has a distinct Mediterranean feel. The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar is on both sides of the pier above the beach. Surfers wait below the pier for the perfect wave rolling in toward shore. Fishermen drop lines into the water. Families line the shoreline in both directions. San Clemente Beach is one of the finest beaches in Orange County.
100 S Alameda Ln
San Clemente, CA 92672
- Park Name
- Parque del Mar
- City Beach
- Other Names
- Pier Bowl
- Surfing, Swimming, Walking, Running, Sunbathing, Fishing
- Fishing Pier, Grass Park, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Showers, Restaurants, Trail, Accessible Features
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on the beach