San Clemente Pier and Sand / 6pm-Sunset 

Bring your beach chairs or blanket, set your toes in the sand and get ready for an evening of fun. Bands in the Sand are BACK!! Head on down to the beach to enjoy the sounds of music and surf this summer in San Clemente. The Program is free, and features music suitable for the whole family. Fisherman’s Restaurant sponsors a reasonable BBQ dinner served right at the beach front for just $8 per person.

The concerts are held Thursday evenings from 6pm- to Sunset on the North Side of the Pier. First show lined up is on May 20th, featuring San Clemente student jazz bands  from San Clemente High School, Shorecliff’s Jr. High, and Bernice Ayer Jr. High.

Summer Show Dates :  July 7th  ,  July 21st,    and  August 4th          

Get there early for blanket space and parking!  For updated information on the musician’s refer to or call Recreation at (949) 361-8264.



On February 27th 2016 San Clemente’s Marine Safety Division held their annual tryouts for seasonal ocean lifeguard and lifeguard trainee positions at the Marine Safety Division Headquarters.   38 applicants competed in an approximate 800-yard ocean swim in 13 1/2 minutes or less. Successful candidates then competed in a 1,200-yard run-swim-run with the top candidates interviewing that day to go onto a mandatory 92-hour training program held on weekends in April and May.



The San Clemente Marine Safety Division has expanded the popular Jr. Lifeguard Program offered each summer at the beach. This program is dedicated to teaching youth age 9- 17 ocean and beach safety.   To accommodate more students, three sessions will now be offered: (June 13- July1) (July 5- July 22), and (July 25-Aug. 12) with both morning and afternoon classes scheduled.  Registration for this program is based on availability, with priority given to San Clemente Residents.  Swim tests are required for new students and proof of age is required.  Register for one of the swim tests . Swim tests will be conducted on:

Saturdays from 9am-10am on  April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30

Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm on April 19th and April 26

Thursdays from 6:30pm -7:30pm on April 21 an April 28

Priority Registration begins May  4th for San Clemente Residents,

Open Registration begins  on May 16-30th


See attached Junior Lifeguard flyer for all details

For more info please call (949) 361-8261



Over 300 Spring Classes

Spring is in full swing in San Clemente with so many classes and workshops offered at the Community Center, Aquatic Center and many offsite locations.  Choose an old favorite like children’s dance classes, or adult yoga, check out our swim center at Vista Hermosa Sports Park for a variety of swim lessons or, get active in the many fitness or sports opportunity to make new friends and stay active.    Pick up the City brochure or see it online at /recreation   New programs this Spring include Family Sailing where parents and kids will learn to sail together on 14 ft Capri boats. This program is hosted out of Dana Point Harbor.



Get our child enrolled soon in one of our many popular Summer Camps.   The City offers both full day and half day camps, with various themes for all age groups from Mad Science, to Gymnastics, to Cooking or Theatre, Surfing, Beach, Tennis and Skateboarding – plus many-many more!.  Back in high demand is the City Active Adventures, for 6-13 year olds. This camp is hosted at the City Aquatic Center offering action packed activities (sports, swimming, arts, outdoor games and weekly excursions to really fun places. These camps are offered all summer long, on Monday-Friday beginning June 13-through August 12 from 8am-5pm. Registration fills up quickly due to Early Bird Registration discounts.  Call or get online today!  (949) 361-8264 or (949) 429-8797


Got Summer Camp?

The Recreation Division will host the Summer Camp Palooza on April 30th  from 12-4pm.   This is a free expo of many of the City camps, and summer classes they offer.  Meet the instructors,  find out new things your child can do this summer.  Participants will be invited to swim after visiting.