Monday, August 03, 2009
San Clemente is the southern most town in Orange County, California. Unlike other Southern California beach cities San Clemente has so far avoided huge resort hotels and retains its small town charm. The hills and valleys inland have mostly been developed but downtown San Clemente is still full of family owned shops and restaurants. San Clemente is a surf town with several excellent surfing areas in or near the 1,200 foot long wooden pier. A few miles down the coast is the world famous trestles surfing beach. San Clemente State Beach offers beach camping if you are lucky enough to get a reservation. If no campsite can be found there are ample hotels and motels, some with beach views. If you are planning a weekend getaway or So Cal vacation, San Clemente is ideal being located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego. More about San Clemente.