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With a staggering 280 state parks, California boasts of having the largest state park system in America. With so many parks to set up your rental RV, most of them are pretty much normal, but a few special ones will blow your mind away. Tucked away halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, San Clemente State Beach is one such amazing park. Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, the intense winds coupled up with its spectacular location makes for awesome getaway camping at San Clemente State Beach. With neighbors such as Laguna Niguel and Oceanside. Search for an RV in Orange County and get to tour some of the best beaches on the West Coast.

San Clemente is home to the most popular beach in California and keeping in mind the surreal beaches in the West Coast, that is no minor feat. Stretching between the foot of a steep bluff and the ocean surf, the mile-long beach is a haven for watersport fanatics and those who simply wish to escape the inland heat and bustling cities. Once you’re RV camping at San Clemente State Beach, it’ll be easy to understand why San Clemente truly earns the slogan "Spanish village by the sea." When it comes to the number of activities to enjoy in this park, you’ll not be disappointed.

Getting Outdoors

When someone mentions Southern California, the pristine beaches and intense winds come to mind. It would be crazy to complete a tour of the region without pointing your RV rental towards the coast. The four-mile coastline is divided into a couple of popular beaches including the San Clemente City Beach, North Beach, and the San Clemente State Beach. Some of them are fully equipped with amenities to make your swimming experience memorable. After getting enough of beach wading and snorkeling, why not try some more intense stuff, such as surfing or skin-diving for lobster.

At the heart of city beach stands the San Clemente Pier, a must see whenever you’re in the area. Stretching out for more than 1920 feet into the Pacific, it is one of the longest of its kind in Southern California. The pier and its famous clock tower offer picturesque views of the city and the ocean both during the day and at night. Being a common fishing spot, it’s common to see anglers lining the sides as they try out their luck. Summer, howeve,r is the real deal. If you don’t do well in waters deeper than a bathtub, you’ll enjoy watching the fearless surfers catching some massive waves. Be sure to pack an action camera into your San Clemente camper rental for some incredible shots.

It’s hard to have a memorable vacation without some hiking. Since the trails aren’t long, the whole family will get to enjoy some hours in the sun exploring the bluffs along the beach. More experienced hikers will love the San Clemente Coastal Trail which winds down the coastline for five miles from the North Beach Train Station to the San Clemente State Beach. Apart from the fact that its pet-friendly, the trail even has pet hygiene stations along the way, not forgetting restrooms for humans. If you’re up for a romantic walk, take your better half out for a walk during the cool starry night.

Camping at San Clemente State Beach

What makes the park popular among San Clemente campers is its proximity to the beach. The San Clemente State Beach campground has a total of 160 campsites, 72 of which have water, electric, and sewer hookups. The asphalt pull-thru sites are big rig accessible and neatly spaced apart, accessibility won’t be a problem.

Additional amenities include an amphitheater, hot showers, and firewood is available for sale. Don’t leave your pets at home as they are welcomed. You’ll also have direct access to the beach through a short trail.

Exploring the Area

Judging from the amazing qualities of the park, it’s no surprise that the surrounding area is just as incredible. Downtown San Clemente is perfect for a lazy afternoon stroll doing some shopping with the family. To be precise, the Avenida Del Mar is the town’s shopping Mecca.

After some hours walking around town, having some dinner would be a great idea. While at it, why not try some fine Italian staples for a change. After some fine dining, hop into a classy wine bar and unwind over some good cocktails. For a broader menu, consider driving your San Clemente camper rental over to Dana Point.

History buffs will find the magnificent Casa Romantica Cultural Centre interesting. Resting on glamorous landscaped gardens facing the San Clemente Pier, the historic building is a sight to behold. It now serves as a function center and a museum.

RV Rentals in San Clemente State Beach, CA

San Clemente State Beach, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in San Clemente State Beach. Outdoorsy's San Clemente State Beach RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around San Clemente State Beach, CA


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
San Clemente State Beach San Onofre State Beach, CA
Trestles Beach San Clemente, CA
San Mateo Canyon Loop Trail San Onofre State Beach, CA
Bluffs Beach Trail San Onofre State Beach, CA
Doheny Beach Trail Dana Point, CA
Roller Coaster Cleveland National Forest, CA
Patriot Trail San Juan Capistrano, CA
Doheny State Beach Walk Dana Point, CA
Heritage Park Trail Dana Point, CA
Dana Hills Loop Trail San Juan Capistrano, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Pechanga RV Resort Riverside County, CA
Canyon RV Park Orange County, CA
Tucalota Springs RV Resort & Campground Riverside County, CA
Reflection Lake RV Park & Campground Riverside County, CA
Heaven's Up North Family Campground Oconto County, WI
Campland On the Bay San Diego County, CA
Los Angeles / Pomona / Fairplex KOA Los Angeles County, CA
Bogart Park Riverside County, CA
Banning Stagecoach KOA Riverside County, CA
Lake Jennings Campground San Diego County, CA

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for San Clemente State Beach, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


Doheny State Beach

One of the last spots you can actually camp on the beach. I have been going there for 20 years.

May 31, 2018
Doheny State Beach

Very nice campground right on the beach. Reserving a spot well in advance is a must.

Mar 28, 2018
Crystal Cove State Park Moro Campground

Good campground near beach with Full Hook Ups, dump station, etc.

Oct 14, 2017
Crown Valley-Greenfield

Grocery store and restaurants. Ralph's grocery store, Thai Bite (Great Thai food), Chick-fila, Romeo's (Good Italian food). Next center to the North has New York Pizza, Los Golindrinas (Mexican).

Oct 14, 2017
Doheny State Beach

Chevron Crown Valley Pkwy and Niguel road for Diesel, Crown Valley Shell on Crown Valley and Moulton Pkwy for Propane

Nearest to Dropoff
Oct 14, 2017
Oceanside Harbor & Beaches

Oceanside Harbor features everything you'd want in a San Diego day trip! Beaches, surfing, body boarding, sand, waterfront dining, boat rentals and much more.

Fishing Kid-friendly Historic Sightseeing Good weather Day trip
Apr 5, 2017

Recent Outdoorsy trips to San Clemente State Beach, CA


Oceanside

Camp.

Dec 5, 2019
Oceanside

We enjoyed the beach, park, fire pits, and ocean view!

Dog-friendly Snack Bar Ocean View Quiet Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly Dog-friendly Kid-friendly
Dec 3, 2019
San Clemente

Visited friends at local beach camp site.

Has Air Has Coffee Dog-friendly Ocean View Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
Dec 2, 2019
San Clemente

Surf. Beach camping.

Nov 21, 2019
San Clemente

We used the vehicle for a photo shoot. It was a place for our models to change, relax, eat and get their make-up done.

Nov 12, 2019
Doheny State Beach

Great ocean front camp ground that is dog friendly and an easy to get to location

Dog-friendly
Feb 13, 2018