Our beautiful town of San Clemente made the list of the top 20 'Coolest Beach Towns in America' by the Business Insider.
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Here's the extract of the article, published Jul. 11, 2015:
The 20 coolest beach towns in America are about drinks at sunset and living in flip-flops.
They’re about waking up with sand in your sheets and going to work barefoot.
Perfect days here are ones with the right wave, the right wind, or the right fish.
And the people who live here know the one thing they could never live without is the ocean.
We picked our twenty favorite beach towns based on the following criteria:
1. Small: No major cities allowed.
2. Year-round energy: The town can’t pack up and leave after “the season”.
3. Entertainment outside of the beach: Music, breweries, galleries, museums, and festivals also play integral parts of the culture.
San Clemente made the list, with the following remarks:
Beautiful red-tiled roofs and adobe architecture give this small surf town south of Los Angeles a Spanish feel. It has access to some of California’s most gorgeous state parks while also having a vibrant downtown.
Drinks: Cellar for a wine and cheese bar.
Eats: Riders Club Cafe, a former gas station, sells craft beer and build-your-own burgers.
Shop: Casa Verde de Granada, an artists’ co-op that sells funky finds from estate and garage sales. For surf gear gone green, visit The Green Room downtown which sells only Earth-friendly merchandise (even board shorts made from recycled water bottles).
Other things to do: State Beach for swimming and bodyboarding. Calafia Park has steep sandstone cliffs that make a beautiful backdrop while sunbathing. Lobeiro Park is great for ocean-side picnics.