Instagrammable Spots in San Clemente

It’s been two years since my family and I became a transplant of San Clemente and absolutely loving it. San Clemente dubbed as the Spanish Village by the sea. The city is aesthetically pleasing. And if you like Instagram like I do, it’s time to rack up those “likes”.

16. San Luis Rey Park
A gentle neighborhood park which is also adjacent to San Clemente Municipal Golf Course which is also known as “Muni”. For Instagram photos you can’t go wrong with the rolling hills backdrop of the “Muni”.
109 Avenida San Luis Rey

San Clemente Municipal Golf Course

15. Historical Mural of San Clemente Culture
The mural was collaborated by three artists (Meghann Nelsen, Tierney Moses and Andi Goud) evokes the beach club as it might have looked in 1928.
415 E. Avenida Pico

 
 
 
 
 
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14. San Clemente Historic City Hall
This Spanish Colonial architecture was built in 1929 and sits at the top of El Camino Real and Avenida Del Mar.
101 S El Camino Real

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Leslie Park
A tiny two-level waterfront park with two benches and an open grass. But don’t estimate the size, because it has an incredible view of the ocean and sunset.
1800 Calle De Los Alamos

 

Ruchel Freibrun at Leslie Park in San Clemente
Leslie Park San Clemente

 

12. San Clemente Beach Trail
If you love hiking but don’t like the hills and love the ocean breeze then this is the trail for you. You can also take some photos of palm trees, steep stairs that head to the top of the hill.

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San Clemente Beach Trail

11. Outlets at San Clemente
I am fortunate to be near the outlet. It’s so convenient to go and check those clearance tags. The Outlets at San Clemente is a Spanish-style village overlooking the Pacific Ocean with over 60 brand stores. Take those photos on the parking lot with a stunning view or right inside the outlet with palm trees and bougainvillas
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa

Outlets at San Clemente - Popbuff

Outlets at San Clemente

10. Vista Del Sol Park
This park is tucked away in a residential area. Aside from a breathtaking view of the ocean and the hills, it is also a 1.7 mile loop trail (good for all skill levels) located near the picnic area.
111 Avenida Costa Azul

Vista Del Sol Park

Vista Del Sol Park

9. The Triton Wall
If you’re strongly looking for a bold imagery, internationally acclaimed street artist, Francisco Camilo from Santarém, Portugal painted this mural.
2717 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Downtown San Clemente in Avenida Del Mar
Don’t get confused with Avenida Del Mar and Del Mar San Diego. Avenida Del Mar is considered the downtown district of San Clemente. A great place to shop, eat, listen to live music, gallivant and of course take photos. A number of eclectic shops and restos for every palate and budget.
El Camino Real and Avenida Del Mar

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Moulin San Clemente
While enjoying flavorful lattes and everything French, snap a picture at their alfresco seating with vibrant colors of umbrellas as if enjoying French Cafe while in San Clemente.
120 Avenida Pico

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Pico Park
A compact little park which has picnic areas, manicured grass, ocean view, basketball court and a playground. This park also connects to a hiking trail with a bridge and staircase that is picture perfect.
315 Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA 92672

 

 

 
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5. Garden Cottage (Private)
Manicured gardens, red-orange brick paving stones, and cobalt blue mosaic tile that lead you to the rustic shabby chic main door are all instagram worthy shots. But because this venue is exclusively for Bed and Breakfast customers, you may still book the place for your photography needs. For pricing go to https://gardencottageinn.com/photography

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Calafia Beach Park
This quaint little beach is quite narrow and you have to cross the train tracks to get to the beach. But the highlight for me is the beautiful rock formation. A lot of wedding photographies take place here.
300 Avenida Calafia

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Ole Hanson Beach Club
This historical landmark built in 1928 features intricate hand-painted tiles with original crafted wrought iron grillwork which seats on top of the hill that has a fantastic view of the sunset and panoramic view of the ocean. Perfect for any wedding events, anniversaries or birthday celebrations. Although this property is private, you can always have photo ops outside of the building with palm trees, ocean views, manicured grass and delightful façade. Interested in having an event here? Contact olehanson@24carrots.com
105 Avenida Costa Azul

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun at Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente

 

Ole Hanson Beach Club

Ruchel Freibrun at Ole Hanson Beach Club

2. San Clemente Pier
The stunning 360 degree view of the ocean on the 1,296 foot of this wooden pier is worth a lot of instagram shots.
611 Avenida Victoria

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens (Entrance Fee)
A true gem and historic landmark of San Clemente. Casa Romantica was the home of Ole Hanson, founder of San Clemente and a registered historic landmark. It has a breathtaking view of the ocean and the San Clemente pier. To enter this cultural institution, there is a fee of $5.00. Aside from a popular wedding event venue, the center also provides cultural programs for all ages.
415 Avenida Granada

 
 
 
 
 
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