- The list below includes 294 free or cheap things to do in or near San Clemente, California, including 116 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Hiking Trails, Playgrounds and Skate Parks.
- From San Clemente Pier to San Clemente Coastal Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Clemente and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, Irvine, Oceanside and Newport Beach.
98% 225 votes
San Clemente oceanfront, San Clemente, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Spread over 2.3 miles, the San Clemente Coastal Trail connects Calafia Beach with North Beach with several segmented stops at T-Street and the Pier. The trail is popular with joggers, walkers, dog owners, and cyclists.
Considered to be one of the most prominent rail-trails in the area, the San Clemente Beach Trail hugs the ocean shoreline and is situated next to the Amtrak rail line. The trail has a boardwalk-style bridge over sensitive beach habitat near the Pier Bowl trailhead.
At the San Clemente State Beach, you can access the location's interpretive exhibits and special programs, visitor center, and family programs. Not only can visitors camp overnight at this site, but it also offers scuba diving and swimming opportunities.
73% 137 votes
Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92055 MoreLess Info
Visitors of San Onofre State Beach can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, surfing, geocaching, and fishing. The site contains overnight family and group campsites, bike trails, and hiking trails.
Lower Trestles is a well known and internationally featured surfing spot located at San Onofre State Beach. Named after the Trestle Bridge under which surfers must walk, it features consistently better surf in comparison to the remainder of the beach.
86% 7 votes
987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92673 MoreLess Info
A 45-acre sports complex, Vista Hermosa Sports Park features fields suitable for baseball, softball, soccer and other turf sports. The park also offers a children's playground, picnic tables, a walking path and an aquatic center.
64% 45 votes
Pacific Coast Highway and Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA MoreLess Info
The San Clemente North Beach provides a variety of amenities such as lifeguards, a food stand, playground, snorkel/boogey board rentals, showers, and volleyball. The beach is accessible via the Amtrak/Metro station and has a paid parking lot.
100% 2 votes
3207 Camino Vera Cruz, San Clemente, CA 92673 MoreLess Info
Located in the hills, Forster Ranch Community Park provides visitors with grass fields and picnic areas for outdoor recreational activities. The playground has several climbing structures with slides, monkey bars, and swings on a sand floor.