San Clemente, California is renowned for its mountain and ocean views, Spanish Colonial style architecture, and ideal weather. RV rental vacationers find it is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor lover’s getaway. The slogan of the city is “Spanish Village by the Sea,” and visitors are often attracted to the region for its dramatic location, outstanding scenery, and local attractions.
Visitors can enjoy a day at the San Clemente Pier, where casual, oceanview dining awaits. There are also unique shopping opportunities at the nearby Del Mar Boutiques, located on Avenida Del Mar. This shopping center features stores and boutiques that sell gift items, apparel, candy and local crafts. Some vacationers also choose to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the area’s historical sites, such as the Casa Romantica, seated in the hills high above the San Clemente Pier. Below are some of the top RV parks for travelers planning a visit to San Clemente:
Situated only a mere three and a half miles from San Onofre State Beach, the San Onofre-San Mateo Campground and RV Park is a great choice for those looking for a serene campground in which to enjoy the great outdoors. Surfing enthusiasts are pleased to discover that a mile and a half long nature trail connects the RV Park to “Trestles Beach,” the latter of which is renowned for world-class surfing. In addition, located just east of the campground is the San Mateo Creek, which is home to a variety of wetland habitats and even some endangered or rare bird and mammal species. Amenities at this establishment include hot indoor showers, a dump station, flush toilets, nature trails, picnic tables and fire pits.
San Onofre-San Mateo RV Park and Campground
San Clemente, CA, 92672
San Clemente State Park Campground is a large facility known for its beautiful scenery. Multiple trails are available leading down to miles of sandy beach. However, this park also has unique trails that lead upward into the area’s breathtaking bluffs. Nature lovers find these multiple trail options particularly enjoyable.
This campground is also adjacent to a brush-covered slope that is dotted with eucalyptus trees and an abundance of wildlife, including opossums, ground squirrels, gray foxes, coyotes, and migratory monarch butterflies. Amenities at this facility include restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire pits, potable water, nature trails, and river access. Ocean views sites are also available on a first come, first served basis.
San Clemente State Park Campground
5200 S. Pacific Coast Highway
San Clemente, CA 92672
Located only six miles from San Clemente, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California is one of the state’s most popular areas for those traveling in RV rentals or campers. Donated by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny in 1931 for public use, the property became California’s first state beach and now attracts nearly a million visitors each year. On its northern end is a five acre lawn with volleyball courts and picnic facilities, as well as winds that are perfect for surfing. The camping area is located at the southern end of the beach, with some sites situated only a few feet from the sand.
The state beach is home to a visitor’s center, several aquariums, and numerous tide pools. On-site amenities include walking trails, a children’s playground, picnic tables, fire pits, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, ocean swimming, restrooms, showers, potable water and equipment rental during peak season.
Doheny State Beach RV Park and Campgrounds
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629