South Carlsbad Campground

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About South Carlsbad Campground

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 Read more...
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.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 212
  • Phone: (760) 438-3143
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Jason

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

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)

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Hipcamper john

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

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Hipcamper Mia

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!

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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
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 202 Sites