Welcome to San Clemente!

San Clemente, known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, is a quaint and charming town at the southernmost point of Orange County. Our downtown area is the heart of San Clemente and includes an eclectic blend of shops, restaurants, boutiques, and businesses.

The San Clemente coastline is home to an historic wooden pier and some of the best beaches in Southern California. Come visit San Clemente for sunny skies, sandy toes, unique shops, and delectable eats. We'll be happy to see you!




Downtown San Clemente is located along the Pacific coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego – a perfect place to meet friends, grab a meal and stretch your legs.

From Los Angeles (62 miles): 
5 Fwy South Exit 75 – Palizada, turn Right
Turn Left on El Camino Real
Turn Right on Avenida Del Mar

From San Diego (59 miles): 

5 Fwy North
Exit 75- Presidio, turn Left
Turn Right on El Camino Real

Turn Left on Avenida Del Mar


Jump to Google Map of Downtown San Clemente



Special trolley route for the Puttin' on the Glitz event on Sat, Dec 3, 2022

Two FREE & EASY ways to get to the Glitz:

FREE SHUTTLES FROM SCHS

  • Hop on one of 2 free looping accessible (activity lifts) shuttle buses
  • Stop #1: SCHS Parking Lot  -  Stop #2: Top of Avenida Del Mar at El Camino Real
  • Shuttles run 3pm to 10pm on Sat, Dec 4th (last Avenida Del Mar pick-up at 9:45pm)
  • Free parking at San Clemente High School: 700 Avenida Pico

FREE SC TROLLEY

  • SC Trolleys operate all day Sat, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm
  • Trolley route loops from The Outlets (outside Starbucks) to the Pier, with many stops along the way
  • Route is slightly altered on Dec 4th since Ave Del Mar will be closed to traffic. Trolley will go down Cabrillo to the Pier and back up on Victoria, making stops with event access at Seville, Ola Vista and El Camino Real.
  • Free parking at The Outlets: 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa
  • SC Trolley information can be found here: www.san-clemente.org/about-us/city-news/san-clemente-trolley



San Clemente Downtown Business Assoc

is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization.

Federal EIN# 33-0529293



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