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About San Clemente State Beach
Campgrounds in San Clemente
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Camping here is more for great beach access, not a great camping experience. Tons of campsites with plenty of inexperienced/unaware/careless campers. Lots of families, animals, and RVs.
Good for family camping... not good for 'real' camping.
History of San Clemente State Beach
San Clemente State Beach was a matching fund gift in 1931 from the H.H. Cotton Company, developer of the nearby city of San Clemente. Ole Hansen, the first project manager for San Clemente, is credited with developing the park, envisioning it as the new seaside community’s outdoor amenity. The elegant Spanish Colonial style Hansen chose for the town—adobe and frame stucco with tile roofs—extends to the park’s buildings and structures. The Custodian’s Cottage complex, now a visitor center, is a prime example. The Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC) built the park between 1934 and 1937. Their trademark rockwork is evident throughout the park, on picnic tables, and in gutters