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City to Reopen Beaches

Post Date:04/24/2020 2:37 PM



4/24/2020…San Clemente, California… At its Tuesday, April 21 meeting, the San Clemente City Council voted to reopen the city beaches for public use with restrictions in place to encourage social distancing.

Beginning Saturday, April 25 at 6 a.m. San Clemente city beaches, ocean water, and the Beach Trail will reopen for active use only. The San Clemente Municipal Pier will remain closed until further notice. To reduce overcrowding, the City is requesting that non-residents abide by the Governor’s stay at home orders, due to limited parking availability in San Clemente. For those visiting the beach, please be advised of the following regulations for use while observing limited use of all beachfront.

PERMITTED ACTIVITIES (including, but not limited to):

•    Walking/running/jogging

•    Ocean recreation: swimming, SUP, surfing, bodyboarding, skim boarding, kayaking

•    Physical activity which keeps individuals in non-stationary active motion


•    Gathering of groups of ten (10) or more

•    Picnics

•    Settling in place

•    Setting up chairs and staying in place

•    Beach towels, blankets, etc. use for settling in place

•    Loitering

•    Volleyball courts closed

•    Picnic pavilions and palapas are closed

•    BBQ and fire rings are closed

BEACH PARKING RESTRICTIONS (listed from north to south):

•    Camino Capistrano (Poche Beach) – metered parking closed on Camino Capistrano

•    North Beach – parking lot closed; metered parking closed: Boca de La Playa cul-de-sac and W. Avenida Pico closed, Calle Deshecha is closed.

•    Mariposa Point – parking prohibited from Mariposa to Avenida Paloma (south side)

•    Linda Lane – parking lot and all metered parking closed

•    Pier Bowl – parking lots closed; Avenida Del Mar on-street parking closed, both sides from Calle Seville to Avenida Victoria, Metered parking closed both sides of Avenida Victoria to Pasadena Court/Avenida Cazador

•    Community Center – parking lot closed

•    T-Street – metered parking closed: W. Paseo De Cristobal to La Rambla (coastal side); Esplande (La Rambla to W. Paseo De Cristobal)

•    Calafia – metered parking closed

BEACH ACCESS POINT ACCESSIBILITY (listed from north to south):

•    North Beach – Trail and Beach access Closed

•    Dije Court – Open (beach access stairway from beach trail closed)

•    El Portal – Open (beach access stairway from beach trail closed)

•    Mariposa – Open

•    Linda Lane – Open

•    Corto Lane – Closed

•    Pier (at-grade crossing & Pier tunnel) – Open

•    T-Street – Open

•    Boca De Canon – Open

•    Lasuen – Closed

•    Riviera – Closed

Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Marine Safety, Code Enforcement, and Park Rangers will continue to patrol and monitor the beach and trail. Those found in violation of this direction may be cited under SCMC § 8.12.090, § 9.24.030, and San Clemente City Council Resolution No. 20-30.

For questions regarding these guidelines, please email or

contact City Hall at (949) 361-8200.

Press Release - Beach Reopen 4-24-20


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