San Clemente Pier. This 1,200 foot fishing pier was built in 1928 and offers awe-inspiring views of the coastline. You can take a leisurely stroll, cast your line and fish at the end of the pier, or dine at the Fisherman’s Restaurant while watching the surfers or enjoying the sunset.
Casa Romantica. The home of San Clemente’s founder, Ole Hanson, overlooks the San Clemente Pier. Built in 1927, the home echoes traditional Spanish architecture, featuring tiled walkways and lovely landscaped gardens. Restored and renovated to preserve its unique place in the city’s history, Casa Romantica has been included in the National Register of Historic Places in Orange County.
Cabrillo Playhouse. Located in the center of downtown San Clemente, the Playhouse is a 66-seat theater that was converted from a house originally built in 1928. The classic Spanish-style building is home to the San Clemente Community Theatre, a non-profit organization that has won rave reviews for its various stage productions.
Avenida Del Mar. This historic avenue that winds down from El Camino Real towards the San Clemente Pier is a shopper’s paradise, with many shops lining both sides of the street. You can find art galleries, bookstores, clothing boutiques, surf shops, shoe stores, antique stores, salons, cafes, and more, all mostly housed in quaint Spanish-style buildings. As you near the end of the avenue you’ll find the shops being gradually replaced by residences, and it won’t be long until you’ll have the beach and the Pier in sight.