San Onofre State Beach

I-5 at Basilone Road
San Clemente, CA 92672

949-492-4872

San Onofre State Beach is one of California's most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. It has almost 2.5 million visitors per year and it is one of the top five most-visited state parks in California.  Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. The state beach has three distinct areas: the San Onofre Bluffs, the San Mateo Campground and the San Onofre Surf Beach.

Recreation

Day Use—Two of the state’s most popular surfing beaches attract wave riders—Surf Beach and Trestles Beach. Non-surfers may picnic, swim, walk or relax here.

Trails—Hikers enjoy miles of backcountry on San Mateo campground trails. At the San Onofre Bluffs campground there are seven quartermile-long trails leading to the beach from the bluff top.

Camping—Two separate campgrounds at San Mateo and San Onofre Bluffs have a total of 333 tent or RV campsites.

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
En route Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
RV Access

TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching

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