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Phone
Phone:
949-492-4872
Basics
Location:
Near San Clemente, southeast of the Los Angeles metro area
Type:
State Parks
Elevation:
Sea level feet

Description

San Onofre State Beach features three and a half miles of sandy beaches with six access trails cut into the bluff above. One of these is a nature trail that starts at San Mateo Canyon and leads to San Mateo State Preserve / Trestles Beach. The San Mateo campground is along Old Highway 101 and adjacent to the sandstone bluffs. The park’s coastal terrace is chaparral-covered, but includes a marshy area where San Mateo Creek meets the shoreline.

The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers . . . indeed, Trestles Beach, that well-known California surfing site, is here, as is San Onofre Surf Beach. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time.

Amenities:
Campground
Showers
Basic Directions
The beach is three miles south of San Clemente on I-5 (Basilone Road.)
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