Description

Sitting pretty and nestled right on top of the bluffs that look down on South Carlsbad Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach campground boasts a whopping 226 campgrounds with two day use areas and stair access down to the very reason you’re camping there -- the shore. In addition to all the normal amenities that campsites have, South Carlsbad offers a small camp store that has Continue reading...
Sitting pretty and nestled right on top of the bluffs that look down on South Carlsbad Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach campground boasts a whopping 226 campgrounds with two day use areas and stair access down to the very reason you’re camping there -- the shore. In addition to all the normal amenities that campsites have, South Carlsbad offers a small camp store that has groceries, firewood, and ice (nothing special but definitely a pleasant convenience). Sites 1-72 and 156-222 are all right on the edge of the cliff, which is a pretty awesome aspect of the campground, if we do say so ourselves.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
212
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Fishing
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
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Hipcamper Jason
Jason
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 5th, 2016

Have camped here many times. Very quiet a lot of the year and at night. Not much car noise or train noise compared to San Elijo - Cardiff a few miles south. Spaces are big. They have a few hookups that were added a few years ago. Camp Store is open during warmer months. Grocery and few restaurants are about 1/2 mile away and new Cape Rey resort is now across the street which is actually quite nice. Beach is in need of sand a lot of the year. Popular with surfers. Fairly quiet as there isn't a lot of parking outside the campground so most people on the beach are staying at the campground. Locals go to the southern and northern ends. Great place to camp....clean restrooms and showers. Tough to get spots most of the year

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Hipcamper Gale
Gale
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 23rd, 2015

This campsite fills up quickly, so best to get there early in the day or reserve in advance. There isn't a whole lot of privacy and the smell of campfire is pervasive when it's full. (Good or bad? Your call)

Hipcamper Owen
Owen
recommends this listing.
January 27th, 2017

Only camp on the beach side. The east side is to loud

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2017

Love the cliffs, 120 steps down to the beach.

Hipcamper john
john
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May 31st, 2017

Hook-ups are for 2 vehicles, both with electric, water and sewer. No shade in hook-up sites.

Hipcamper Mia
Mia
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July 21st, 2017

The sunsets are gorgeous!! Bring a jacket for the evening. And try to get a site along the bluff! The views from those are incredible. They have fire pits as well. They also have stairways to walk right down to the sand and ocean. It feels surreal and such a refreshing experience!

Hipcamper Al
Al
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January 1st, 2018

Plan

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Gina
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February 10th, 2018

Get a beachside campsite. The car traffic can be noisy.

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Park
South Carlsbad State Beach
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 438-3143
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
33.103° N, 117.319° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 202 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)