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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?
dog animal water
hiking dog animal
Cabin provided
Honeymoon Cottage
100% 21 Responses
$95/night
Bryan
Bryan: Sturtevant Camp was a great spot for my girlfriend and I but it would be pretty fun wit...
tent people mountain
dog farm animal
dog animal
farm animal goat
farm animal goat
Loretta
Loretta: Reptacular Ranch was the perfect getaway! It's so amazing to be able to drive just a fe...
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.
View of the tent.
Malibu Fig Ranch Glamping
The campsite now has the canvas bell tent featured in the other photos. However if you have a larger party, you can pitch some extra tents.
Perfect sunset view. Your campsite will have a fire pit, picnic table and two chairs.
Malibu Fig Ranch Glamping
Canvas tent provided
Malibu Fig Ranch Glamping
100% 3 Responses
$80/night
Miranda
Miranda: My girlfriend and I had a lovely time at Malibu Fig Ranch! The staff was friendly and a...
Scene from Star Trek is a short hike away!
Mars on Earth
Mars on Earth
Mars on Earth
Camp area
Mars on Earth
100% 4 Responses
$79/night
Asa
Asa: This place is gorgeous, and has lots of lovely amenities. Charles was a fantastic host ...
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.
Social Justice spoken here
Dome Sweet Dome
Welcome!
Double futon bed
North side of dome
Dome provided
Dome Sweet Dome
100% 1 Response
$50/night
Matthijs
Matthijs: Really nice and unique place to stay at during our visit to LA. The place is not too ce...
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.
Canvas tent provided
Ted
Ted: La Boheme was an absolute GEM in a beautiful part of Los Angeles. If you are looking fo...
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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Alone in the desert, until...
Alone in the desert, until...
South off exit 67, left (east) on to South frontage for 2 miles to Ave 66E.  South for approximately 3.0 miles, then left, east for approximately 0.4 miles to property.
Alone in the desert, until...
Kevin
Kevin: Bring RV, tent or other camping equipment. No amenities but fresh air and abundant...
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.
Cabin provided
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...
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.
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.
forest water
Cabin provided
Retreat Cabin
94% 8 Responses
$135/night
Kelley
Kelley: 3/5 Stars Overall I would recommend for Retreat Cabin to have full driving, parking ...
Area 52 and you might have a close
Area 52 and you might have a close
Area 52 and you might have a close
Area 52 and you might have a close
Area 52 and you might have a close
Joseph
Joseph: You will be able to see lots of stars there is not a lot of City Light to block the...
The Ferris wheel at the end of the Santa Monica Pier is the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world.
private deck with chairs to enjoy the view
dinning  area and kitchen
kitchen with stove top
sink
toilet, sink and shower bathroom
RV or Trailer provided
ARMIN
Armin: On the very top of a beautiful Canyon, enjoy breath taking views of Topanga and Malibu,...
Full size comfy futon/couch!
Quiet off-the-grid peace.
Romantic Tipi-4-Two on pristine high desert over-looking Topanga Canyon
The Crucible (Arthur Miller) 
9/22@8:p ~ 9/30@8:p
with Tim Halligan, Melora Marshall, Cindy Gania
Haiti (Wm Dubois)
9/22@4:p
with Mark Lewis & Earnestine Phillips
Canvas tent provided
Peter
Peter: This hike-in Tipi is located uphill from the world renowned Will Geer Theatricum...
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.
Our private camp site is just a short drive up the hill from the barn, surrounded by piñon pines for morning & afternoon shade. There is room for 2 large or several small tents and a picnic table is on site. Shade trees on morning and afternoon sides.
view from the hill
piñon pine, we learned how to make syrup from the trees
Cooking at the campsite.
Mountain mahogany bush
Doug
Doug: We had an amazing time camping at Angeles Crest Creamery, next to the lake in campsite ...
dog animal lodging
15 acre desert ranch,forest adjacen
activity horseback
hammock activity
15 acre desert ranch,forest adjacen
Brie
Brie: 15 acre desert ranch is an awesome little desert getaway! Lori was a fantastic host. He...
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.
animal horses
The Unhitched Ranch
98% 22 Responses
$60/night
Shayna
Shayna: Our trip to unhitched ranch was absolutely incredible! Our host was so amazingly accomm...
tent people campfire
people mountain group
tentview lodging
Baby gibbon!
animal monkey
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: One of the most unique camping experiences so far! Waking up at 6:00am to the sounds of...
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...
cabin lodging
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
cabin mountain lodging
animal dogs
Cabin provided
Asa
Asa: This cabin was great! We got a ride down the mountain because it was too muddy to drive...
My site in the gated  picnic area.
Finally noticed me!
Goat gathering.
Goats getting ready for a road trip.
Farm life with Joe.
Mr. Joe's Farm Camping
92% 12 Responses
$50/night
Jay
Jay: Stacey and Joe were awesome hosts! Stacey took the time to give a full tour of the farm...
the camper.
a little shelter from the sun and chairs to take in the views.
inside the camper. bed on top.
dining area inside the camper.
stove and sink inside the camper - need to ask the host about using the stove beforehand.
RV or Trailer provided
Joe+Kathrina
Joe+Kathrina: 360° views of mountains and sky? check. a little off roading adventure to get to the si...