With a chill, laid-back vibe, and nearly perfect weather year-round, San Clemente is one of the best beach towns in Orange County.  It might have a bit of a small-town feel, but there are plenty of things to do in San Clemente!

Brunch + Coffee

Start your day on Avenida Victoria, home to a number of eateries and cafes. I suggest grabbing a coffee at Bear Coast Coffee, then brunching at La Galette Creperie.

Casa Romantica

This beautiful estate and garden was once the home of Ole Hansen, the founder of San Clemente. It sits on top of a bluff and boasts stunning views of the ocean and pier.

Farmers Market

The San Clemente Farmers Market takes place every Sunday and is the perfect weekend activity. You'll find a variety of vendors here selling everything from fresh produce, plants, honey, and more.

Avenida Del Mar

One of San Clemente's main streets, Avenida Del Mar is dotted with many restaurants, bars, cafes, and boutiques, many with a West Coast beach feel. 

San Clemente Pier

One of Orange County's main piers, the San Clemente Pier stretches 1296 feet and has stood on the beach since 1926. Enjoy gorgeous views of the city and ocean from here.

Beach Trail

The 2.3 mile long San Clemente Beach Trail hugs the shoreline and is one of the best ways to see the coast. The picturesque trail is relatively flat throughout and is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Calafia Beach

San Clemente has no shortage of beaches, but Calafia is probably my favorite. Find white sand, blue waters, and a chiller vibe than the Main Beach.


San Clemente is known as one of the world's best surf towns. Catch some waves on your own, or watch the pros at Trestles, known as the "Yosemite of surfing."

Parque Del Mar

This small park is the best place in San Clemente to catch the sunset. Grab some food to go from a local restaurant and have a fun sunset picnic!