San Clemente State Beach

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Sunset over San Clemente State Beach, 2009.

San Clemente State Beach is a beach located in the south end of the city of San Clemente, California. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, it has been the most popular beach in the state of California since 1937.

San Clemente, California City in California, United States

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The population was 63,522 at the 2010 census. Located on the California Coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the southernmost city of Orange County is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish colonial-style architecture. San Clemente's city slogan is "Spanish Village by the Sea". The official city flower is the bougainvillea, and the official city tree is the coral.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Los Angeles City in California

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Significant number of visitors are attracted to this beach due to its intense winds and dramatic location.

The majority of the visitors are water sport enthusiasts and those who wish to escape from inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day. [1]

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  1. San Clemente SB, accessed November 25, 2009

Coordinates: 33°24′11″N117°36′17″W / 33.40306°N 117.60472°W / 33.40306; -117.60472

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