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!


The mission of the SCDBA: To enhance and promote Downtown San Clemente as the historic, cultural and thriving commercial heart of the community.

Our 3-part focus for supporting a strong downtown:

•Communication and cultivation of partnerships
•Community involvement and downtown beautification

•Business advocacy, resources and marketing & promotion


The many benefits of an SCDBA Membership

We help more customers find you.

•Your business listed on the SCDBA website directories of businesses

•Social media shout-outs on our platforms including photography

•Advertise your promotions or events in our monthly newsletter

We help you stay informed and connected.

•Monthly e-newsletter with up-to-date information (street closures, marketing opportunities, promotions, events, local news and city government decisions) that may affect your business.

•Attend ThinkTank virtual sector meetings to exchange ideas and connect with other business leaders in town.

•Attend Online Business Webinars delivering information relevant to business operators in San Clemente about your rights, responsibilities, and opportunities as business owners.

•Mix and mingle with fellow business operators at bi-monthly happy hours or informative breakfast meetings (to resume in 2022) 

Get priority sponsorship opportunities at popular downtown events

SCDBA plans and produces the following annual downtown events bringing thousands of shoppers, diners, and visitors to San Clemente and enhancing local pride and sense of community:

San Clemente Village Art Faire, monthly on the Library Lawn

Shamrock Run 5K/10K, inaugural run is March 19, 2022

Treat Street on Avenida Del Mar, Halloween trick-or-treating at downtown shops

San Clemente Car Show, downtown cars, live music and food 

Shop Small Saturday, a festive day of shopping locally downtown

Puttin’ on the Glitz, a downtown holiday celebration in conjunction with the City's Santa's Village by the Sea event.

San Clemente Downtown Business Assoc

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

Federal EIN# 33-0529293

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