El Portal Beach San Clemente
Beaches along the San Clemente Beach Trail
Another small and quiet beach in San Clemente. El Portal has access by stairway from the neighborhood above and via the San Clemente Beach Trail. El Portal is not far from Dije Court which also has neighborhood access from above. The beach can be accessed from a small railroad crossing which has both garbage and recycling cans to help keep the beach and San Clemente Beach Trail Clean. There is also a small underpass beneath the train tracks where you can enter onto the sandy beach. El Portal is a fairly quiet beach because it has few amenities and no restrooms. However, the quiet beach is a great spot to relax, catch a wave, or have a bite to eat while enjoying some waves and sunshine. From El Portal you can continue south where you will find the bike and walkway bridge. Access onto the bridge can be found from the neighborhood above at the end of Mariposa. The next beach along the trail is Linda Lane Beach, a beach with a parking lot, benches with a view, underground beach access, and Linda Lane Park. Linda Lane Park is a great place to bring kids, or take a break on your way down the trail. This beach is one of the best places to see the stars and coastline at night. Check out other fun things to do in San Clemente at night.
Amenities at El Portal Beach
- Stairway access to beach
- Stairway access from neighborhoods at Buena Vista and Dije Court
- Recycling & Garbage Cans