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San Clemente Pier
Parking, Beach, Dining, Attractions & Historical Info

San Clemente Pier is an icon of the city and one of the best spots to visit in Orange County. A great place to dine, watch a sunset, enjoy the beach, and more. The pier was originally built in 1928 at 1,200 ft. in length, and then rebuilt in 1985 and now spans 1,296 ft. long. San Clemente Pier is located at the end of Avenida Del Mar along Avenida Victoria. There is a paid parking lot adjacent to the pier from 9am to 5pm daily, and is otherwise free. There is also metered parking along streets near the pier. Fisherman's Restaurant is located on the pier and is great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casa Romantica has one of the best views of the San Clemente Pier. The pier is accessible via the San Clemente Trolley.

San Clemente Trolley Stop

Hours & Parking

Open 4am to midnight, daily
Parking: $1.50/hour (9am to 5pm)

Nearby Dining
Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar
Pierside Kitchen & Bar

Nearby Attractions
Casa Romantica
T-Street Beach

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san clemente pier at night

Visit The Pier At Night

Sun-soaked beaches and colorful sunsets are two parts of what makes the San Clemente Pier a spectacle of the city, but at night it's a different story when looking at the sparsly lit coastline. Westward across the pacific stars are in full view and there is plenty of picturesque coastline to take in. The pier is about 15 minutes walking distance from Del Mar Street restaurants. Walking the pier, or beach trail at night after dinner can be a fun and romantic way to spend an evening.

Pier Facts & History

The San Clemente Pier is 1,296 feet in length and was rebuilt out of wood in 1985. The original San Clemente pier was built in 1928 spanning 1,200 ft. In 1939 and again 1983 heavy storms severely damaged the pier making it necessary to rebuild the structure. San Clemente Pier is currently home to Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar located at the entrance of the pier. The pier has always been a popular place for surfing, sunsets, and relaxing at the beach.

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Restaurants & Bars Near San Clemente Pier

Dine on or near the San Clemente Pier

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Pierside Kitchen + Bar

Quietly tucked into the sprawling buildings across from the San Clemente Pier, Pierside Kitchen + Bar offers quality dining and a cool bar just steps from the pier.

Phone: 949-218-0980
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Fisherman's At The Pier

Located on the San Clemente Pier, Fisherman's At The Pier offers delicous food, a cool bar, and tremendous views. Enjoy food and drink while watching sufers, beachgoers, and a sunset.

Phone: 949-498-6390
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Avenida Del Mar

Just a short walk from the San Clemente Pier, Avenida Del Mar offers a wide selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy. There is ample parking, or it's about a 10 minute walk.

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Nearby Beaches In San Clemente

Next Three Beaches Along The San Clemente Beach Trail

T Street Beach

T Street is one of the best beaches for surfing in San Clemente. It's trademark is the concrete walkway from the neighborhood above. T Street has concessions, restrooms, rinsing stations, and picnic areas.

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Corto Lane Beach

Just north of the San Clemente Pier, this beach offers plenty to do including volleyball courts, fire pits, and more.

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Linda Lane

Between the pier and North Beach lies Linda Lane beach and park. This beach offers ample paid parking, seating, a park, and more.

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