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The best camping near Santa Monica, California.

Head west toward those famous California hills for lush wilderness and the beautiful beaches of Malibu.


Welcome to Sturtevant Camp!
Packing in for a night at Sturtevant Camp
Badminton, anyone?
Honeymoon Cottage
Honeymoon Cottage
Honeymoon Cottage
100% 18 Responses
$95/night
Bryan
Bryan: Sturtevant Camp was a great spot for my girlfriend and I but it would be pretty fun wit...
The "back" of the tent, which is closest to where we parked on the property. Table can be moved if you want to sit and play games (uno and hearts recommended)
The secret garden feel is REAL.
Retro mini-fridge with matching single-use Keurig coffee station!
Outdoor, but enclosed, shower area with portable water-heating tank. This area is less than 10 feet from the tent.
Outdoor kitchen/deck area.
Ted
Ted: La Boheme was an absolute GEM in a beautiful part of Los Angeles. If you are looking fo...
Whether you pitch your tent right on the beach or head up into the rustic beauty of the mountains, you can't go wrong when it comes to camping near Santa Monica. At Leo Carrillo State Beach, listen to the waves washing in as you fall asleep, or hike away from the ocean to enjoy basic amenities under the shade of giant sycamore trees. Indulge yourself in a cozy bed when you book Read more...
Whether you pitch your tent right on the beach or head up into the rustic beauty of the mountains, you can't go wrong when it comes to camping near Santa Monica. At Leo Carrillo State Beach, listen to the waves washing in as you fall asleep, or hike away from the ocean to enjoy basic amenities under the shade of giant sycamore trees. Indulge yourself in a cozy bed when you book a stay at Zuma Sanctuary, just a stroll from the Pacific. Heading up into the Santa Monica Mountains gives you the possibility of spectacular views, including a sight of the trendy Santa Monica shoreline and the vast expanse of the Pacific. Try tent or RV camping in the rustic hills of Malibu Creek State Park, or enjoy glamping in a luxurious tipi next to a hot tub with your complementary bottle of wine. It's the perfect way to relax before hitting the equestrian and mountain biking trails in the morning. Topanga Canyon is a haven for those seeking a cleansing sense of serenity, and you can commit to wellness with a healing escape at the Magical Topanga Oasis, or rough it under eucalyptus trees in Topanga State Park.
Hummingbird Mountain ∆
Hummingbird Mountain ∆
Hummingbird Mountain ∆
Hummingbird Mountain ∆
Hummingbird Mountain ∆
Alexandra
Alexandra: What an incredible spot! For the record, unless you're planning on parking at the botto...
Dome Sweet Dome
Welcome!
Double futon bed
North side of dome
Looking out the front door towards the west
Khadija
Khadija: Over the course of 2 years with the help of over 60 volunteers we built a 12' diameter...
Any sand below the high tide line is open to the public, so private beaches in Malibu are often more accessible to the public than they appear.
tent people lodging
dog farm animal
dog animal
farm goat llama
farm animal goat
Loretta
Loretta: Reptacular Ranch was the perfect getaway! It's so amazing to be able to drive just a fe...
Cabins 1, 2 and 3.
Our donkey themed cabin! The cabins sleep 8 people and have plenty of storage and space to move around.
The zip line is definitely my favorite part of camp!
Giant swing!
Cabin 1 (where we stayed) and 2. Just steps away from the Mens & Women's bathrooms.
Guest Cabins
100% 2 Responses
$285/night
Emily
Emily: We had such a great stay at the Sturtevant Camp Guest Cabins! Deb was so helpful and re...
The Santa Monica Mountains are home to more than 500 miles of hiking trails, some of which lead to hidden forests and abandoned estates.

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Beginning of the beautiful 4-mile hike to Sturtevant Camp
Morning coffee at the Retreat Cabin
Enjoying breakfast at the Retreat Cabin
The zip line provides endless fun for adults and kids.
Retreat Cabin
Retreat Cabin
94% 8 Responses
$135/night
Kelley
Kelley: 3/5 Stars Overall I would recommend for Retreat Cabin to have full driving, parking ...
20 acres and a cabin
20 acres and a cabin
20 acres and a cabin
20 acres and a cabin
20 acres and a cabin
Jeremy
Jeremy: Hi, we are at 5800 feet right smack dab between Joshua Tree and Big Bear with the best...
If you camp near Santa Monica in May or June, don't be surprised by overcast skies. You're seeing the area's famous May Gray and June Gloom.
private deck with chairs to enjoy the view
dinning  area and kitchen
kitchen with stove top
sink
toilet, sink and shower bathroom
ARMIN
Armin: On the very top of a beautiful Canyon, enjoy breath taking views of Topanga and Malibu,...
Stay Wild Campground
people mountain group
tentview lodging
Baby gibbon!
Stay Wild Campground
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: One of the most unique camping experiences so far! Waking up at 6:00am to the sounds of...
The Ferris wheel at the end of the Santa Monica Pier is the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world.
Pitch your tent in any number of places.
The garden features this super cute greenhouse and is guarded by two geese.
An antique cider press. Oak Glen is known for their apple orchards.
Oreo, the king of all goats.
Pitch your tent under these trees.
Oak Hollow Farm
100% 38 Responses
$80/night
Andy
Andy: Brenda has the cutest farm in the cutest town of Oak Glen. When you arrive, you'll b...
Lots of desert land to explore. Lots of places to ride and shoot.
Wide open lot for camping.
Off road fun
Family fun
Dry lake for flat out driving. How fast can you go?
Ashley
Ashley: High Desert property close 2 shopping and civilization but far enough for target...
The Santa Monica Pier was originally built to carry sewage past the surf. Now it's more fun, with an amusement park at the end of the pier.
Tiki bar shack at the heart of the property
Home base at 5ACRES
Sunset on 5ACRES is magical.
So many fun trails for dirt bikes!
Make sure to pack a hat for sunny days!
Emily
Emily: We had so much fun exploring the property at 5ACRES. The bar and fire ring set up are a...
Truly a stunning ranch
Views for days
Gentle giants. We couldn't get enough of them.
You might get pressured by the cutest face ever to share.
The Unhitched Ranch
The Unhitched Ranch
100% 17 Responses
$55/night
Shayna
Shayna: Our trip to unhitched ranch was absolutely incredible! Our host was so amazingly accomm...
Lake Cabin in San Gabriels
Soak up the breezes and the Mountain View from the cabin's outdoor tub. Hot water provided by a propane water heater.
view from cabin
Lake Cabin in San Gabriels
Lake Cabin in San Gabriels
Asa
Asa: This cabin was great! We got a ride down the mountain because it was too muddy to drive...
Picnic table w/ two-sided gaming cloth.  This is also site 2 - facilitating up to a 4 or 5 person tent.   The picnic table can be moved anywhere on the grounds.  If two separate group sites are booked, we will arrange to accommodate everybody as best we can.
Campfire & site 1 (large site)
Steps down to campsite 1 (large site)
Go swinging in the forest!
Oliver is one of our friendly mountain cats who might visit with you during your stay.
Madcap Camping
100% 1 Response
$30/night
Jackson
Jackson: Kane and Malia were great, great hosts. It was their first time but they did such a gre...
A view from the top of the hill.
Did you know gibbons are apes, not monkeys?
Full bed in the front of the camper.
So vintage, love it!
We left the doors and windows open to keep the camper cool. A fan was also provided
Beth
Beth: Glamping at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita was a wonderful weekend ret...
the camper.
a little shelter from the sun and chairs to take in the views.
inside the camper. bed on top.
toilet nestled within the bushes. no curtains but you feel oddly comfortable and with no shame being hidden by the bushes.
dining area inside the camper.
Joe+Kathrina
Joe+Kathrina: 360° views of mountains and sky? check. a little off roading adventure to get to the si...
cabin forest lodging
cabin lodging
forest
I chose to sleep in the loft!
cabin lodging
Stepfanie
Stepfanie: This cabin is so cute! It's an intimate space with one bathroom. There is a bedroom and...
Campsite area
Traci n Colin Whalen
Firepit/bbq
Look at the amazing view
Campsite area
Traci
Traci: Our property offers a peace of mind, quietness away from the daily hussle n bussle. The...