San Elijo is a fairly large campground, with 171 sites stretched along the beach. Sites aren’t know for their privacy, but the amazing views and...
This campground is in an urban area, built on a strip of land between Highway 101 and the Ocean. There is a high amount of noise here from the surf, traffic or the train cruising by. That being said all the amenities of town are right outside the gate. Coffee shops, many eateries and a market are within walking distance. The bus line stops outside the gate and 2 miles away in Solana Beach is a train station for the Coaster Line that provides transportation to and from San Diego.
The campground itself is well laid out and although showing signs of wear is clean and maintained. Beach access is easy and the scene there is always active. You’re on the beach in CA, and that is a good thing.
We sleep through everything, but if you don’t want trains in your dreams, ear plugs could be a good idea. There are tracks nearby, and the sound sometimes travels.
We encourage always being prepared, but if you do happen to forget something (that all-important chocolate bar or ketchup bottle, for example), no sweat. There are several stores nearby that will get you out of a food-related jam.
So maybe you remembered all of your supplies, but burned dinner in the fire (hey, it happens). No fear: local pizza joint Leucadia will deliver to your site (this may, technically, count as glamping).
Ask about phosphorescents in the water: it makes for pretty spectacular nighttime show.
Part of the San Diego Coastline, the beach and surrounding area is rich with history. To get a real feel for old-world California, head over to nearby Old Town San Diego State Park, which features unique museum exhibits and shops in historic adobe buildings. While it is now a bustling town, it still remains one of the state’s oldest settlements. On May 15, 1769,
an overland party of Spanish soldiers, priests and explorers led by Captain Gaspar de Portolá and Franciscan Father Junípero Serra, arrived in what is today San Diego. They built a
chapel dedicated to Saint Diego and a fort on what is now Presidio Hill just to the east of present-day Old Town. As time passed, the town built up around a typical Spanish plaza, and the first San Diego community was born. Since 1769 it has known the rule of Spain, Mexico and the United States. Today the historic park reflects the cultural elements of its exciting and