Welcome to San Clemente
A gorgeous coastal community full of unique culture and history
San Clemente is a walkable, oceanfront Orange County neighborhood between San Diego and Los Angeles. Dubbed the Spanish Village by the Sea due to its Spanish Colonial-style architecture and sandstone bluffs, San Clemente features plenty of white sandy beaches and a strong sense of community. Residents enjoy the community's panoramic ocean views and oceanfront apartments, condos, single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes.
Living or visiting San Clemente also allows you to access various conveniences of a major city, like award-winning restaurants, a movie theater, retail shops, and top-rated public and private schools. With perfect year-round weather, unparalleled views, and vibrant downtown, San Clemente is one of California's best places to live.
What to Love
- Easy access to amenities
- Convenient location to major cities
- Unique and attractive Spanish architecture
- Friendly community and healthy lifestyle
San Clemente offers residents a Mediterranean vibe merged with a relaxed Southern California experience. The suburb-feel and small-town charm encourage a balanced and serene community while retaining its status as a notable tourist attraction and entertainment hub in the region. Residents are also friendly and peaceful and love living in San Clemente, which has an average of 342 days of sunshine annually. With a strong surf culture, the community features several boutique shops and restaurants that promote a laid-back ambiance.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
If you are in San Clemente for mouthwatering food, fine shopping, or entertainment, you are in for a surprise. Local favorites like Nick's San Clemente
offer American comfort food with a modern flair, accompanied by tasty cocktails served inside an airy setting. Visit Sonny's Pizza & Pasta
along El Camino Road for delectable Italian fares. The restaurant eatery features an old-world glamour and offers thin-crust pizza and other favorite Italian dishes.
can also be a perfect spot to enjoy authentic French fares, including daily scratch-made pastries, full breakfast, quiches, and lunch. You will also find in-house prepared kefir yogurts and bread, including espresso drinks, teas, coffees, and sparkling beverages. When looking for fine chocolate gifts, head to Schmid's of San Clemente Fine Chocolate
San Clemente also has plenty of shopping areas. Outlets at San Clemente
is among some of the best destinations to explore big brands right in the heart of the community. As Orange County's first and only coastal outlet shopping spot, this mall features various retail shops offering a wide selection of clothing, home goods, and shoes. Other shopping areas include Old Town Clemente
and Talega Village Center
Things to Do
San Clemente is an ideal spot to explore its fun adventures and attractions. Most residents and visitors gather at San Clemente Pier
to discover this long wooden pier stretching into the ocean for sweeping shoreline views. San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
is a calm and tranquil spot to stop by along Avenida Magdalena, offering a scenic championship 18-hole golf course.
is a unique setting for music lovers in San Clemente, comprising a pint-sized community theater. You can enjoy a variety of plays, shows, converts, and more in a comfortable space. If you want to learn more about the community's culture and arts, step into Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
. House of Trestles
, located on surfer's Row, is also a perfect place to relax in luxurious rooms within San Clemente.