If you’re a beach lover who has yet put a toe in the water you might want to give it a try. This summer the ocean temperature has been cool in the early morning and warms up during the day. Typically it has been reaching seventy degrees late in the afternoon.
In July it was a bit warmer and was reaching 71-73 degrees most afternoons. In early August it got cold but this week the afternoon temps have been around 70. Yesterday I went in late in the day and it was a comfortable 69 degrees.
A real time temperature reading for San Clemente, along with a live web cam, is available online: http://www.san-clemente.org/cameras/hqcamera.aspx
Huntington Beach has a live webcam but without the temperature: http://www.hbcams.com/live/