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About Camp Pendleton - San Onofre Beach in San Clemente, California

San Onofre Recreational Beach is located on federal property in Camp Pendleton. It is only for military personnel and their guests. This beach has an extensive campground, cottages for rent, day-use parking, picnic areas, and other facilities. They have surfboards, SUPs, and bodyboards for rent at their beach club. The well-known “Churches” surf spot is at the north end of the beach. Trestles Beach is at San Mateo Point just a bit farther north. To get to San Onofre Beach in Camp Pendleton, exit off Interstate 5 onto Basilone Road where you’ll find the base entrance station. The beach is at the end of Beach Club Road which is on the right just inside the entrance. If you don’t have military access then go to Surfing Beach in San Onofre State Beach which is between the military beach and the decommissioned SONGS nuclear plant.

Beach Club Road
San Clemente, CA 92672
Other Names
Churches Beach, Church
Surfing, Camping
Campgrounds, Cottages, Restrooms, Kids Play Area, Picnic Tables, Beach Club, Rentals
Map of Camp Pendleton - San Onofre Beach
San Clemente, US
6:51 am, May 30, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 58° H: 64°
Feels like 58.12 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0.37
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:42 am
Sunset: 7:53 pm
Humidity 90 %
Pressure1009 mb
Wind 1 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Trestles Beach

1 miles away

Trestles Beach is the northernmost part of San Onofre State Beach and of San Diego County, but access is...

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Nearby Lodging


1 review(s)
Very good0%
April 20, 2023

Discovering that the bathrooms are not clean cleaning gal has been there. The place is not busy. There are very few people using it and yet the toilets are NOT clean ..the floors are NOT swept. Not sure what they do when they come in and do cleaning.

Elaine Slechta