San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South

San Clemente, California

San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South Professional Review and Guide

"The San Onofre Bluffs stretch along three miles of coastline on the south end of San Onofre State Beach, surrounded by the Camp Pendleton Marine Base. A campground sits along the picturesque coastal terrace with sweeping views. The campground road is the Old Coast Highway (Highway 101), which runs along the sheer sandstone bluffs. (The old road is also a bike path from San Clemente through Camp Pendleton to Oceanside.) Six numbered access trails cross and descend the eroding cliffs to a primitive beach with sandy coves and pockets. Between the trail accesses is a 2.6-mile strand of untamed, remote, pristine beach. The long, sandy strand is shielded from civilization by dramatic 140-foot cliffs. On the south end, at the base of Trail 6, is an unofficial clothing-optional beach. To the north lie the ever-present, surreal twin-dome reactors of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant."

San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

San Clemente
Nearby City
6
Distance
140 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
San Onofre State Beach South
Local Contacts
USGS San Onofre Bluff
Local Maps
VIEW MORE INFORMATION

Activity Feed

Jun 2018