The San Clemente State Beach campsites are located at 225 Avenida Calafia in San Clemente and can be reached by car or on foot. Two campgrounds are available at the state beach, one of which is specifically designed for RVs or trailers and includes full hookups. The other campground, known as the Tent Campground, may accommodate tiny RVs, but there are no hookups available. Aside from the tent camping, there are two Group Sites nearby that can be rented.

The area around San Clemente State Beach offers a variety of activities such as fishing and sightseeing from the San Clemente Pier, relaxing at Calafia Beach, hiking along the San Clemente Beach Trail, and surfing at popular places such as T Street and Toads Cove. Junior Rangers and Ranger Buddies are two activities offered at the tourist center.

Visitors to Southern California beaches can find a plethora of attractions to discover and enjoy, including: Beaches such as San Onofre, Black’s Beach, and Tourmaline provide excellent surfing opportunities; Imperial Beach, Ocean Beach, and San Clemente provide excellent pier fishing opportunities; Coronado and Del Mar beaches, as well as Laguna Beach and Zuma, provide beautiful sunset strolls; Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach provide top-rated beach volleyball competition; and Newport Beach and Newport Beach provide excellent shopping opportunities and dining opportunities.

Located adjacent to the tent campground at San Clemente State Beach are two group campsites. Group Camp 1 has the capacity to accommodate up to 50 people and 20 cars. It is situated on a hill with a panoramic view of the ocean. The only way to get to the beach is through a steep, paved trail. Located at Group Camp 2, this tent-only camping area accommodates a total of 50 people and 10 cars. The length of a vehicle is limited to 20 feet. The beach may only be reached by way of two service roads that are fairly steep.

Generally, opening and closing dates for campgrounds are simply estimations and are subject to change based on weather conditions. Not all campgrounds are capable of accommodating trailers or recreational vehicles of varying lengths.