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TenantBase Tour Guide | San Clemente

Updated August 05, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of The TenantBase Tour Guide, for startups and businesses thinking of moving into Orange County. This week, we welcome you to the beautiful city of San Clemente, where the sun shines 342 days a year and the land made of beaches.

Even though San Clemente is a popular beach location, it has managed to maintain its small-town charm. Considering the land was simply barren rolling hills covered with mustard and sagebrush 75 years ago, this eclectic town has come a long way. As town founder Ole Hanson said, “It is on the coast. Its climate is superb. It is far enough from San Diego and Los Angeles to fill a real necessity. Besides, people love the beautiful things.”


Here are some staff favorites in San Clemente:


Areas to work or meet outside the office:

-Bear Coast Coffee: Locals rave about the caramel lavender latte and its proximity to the beach.

-Zebra House Coffee: Bring cash (No ATM here!) and sip a rose latte while you sit in cute, mismatched chairs and tables.

-Pipe’s Cafe: Breakfast is served all day and the beach vibe is all hours too.


-Happa J’s: I can personally recommend this Hawaiian kitchen and bar! My favorite dish to order is the Hapa Nachos with kalua pig!

-The Cellar: Come for the live music, stay for the cheese plate at “Ecstatic Hour” (4 pm- 6 pm)

-South of Nick’s: If you’re looking for something a little fancier, we suggest this popular choice. their prime rib dip is so popular that they offer it on the menu “until it’s out.”


View of houses and the Pacific Ocean from a cliff in San Clemente, California. 


Recreational activities:

-San Clemente offers superb beaches to those looking for surf and sand. Some of the most popular beaches include Calafia State Park, Lost Winds Beach, and 8-T Street.

-Walk along the gorgeous coastline on a four mile round hike down San Clemente Coastal Trail!

-San Clemente Farmer’s Market: Visit Sundays 9 am to 1 pm for a  wide selection of fruits and vegetables, bread and honey, many from local farmers and artisans.

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