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 access to the beach more than make up for it. Be sure to double check the availability of hookups when you are reserving your site: not all sites have the same amenities. Sites do fill up very quickly, so be sure to reserve yours several months in advance.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
156 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


While this park isn’t known for its epic mountain biking paths, there is nothing wrong with a lovely shoreline meander. There i...Read more


Motorized boating isn’t really a thing here (there are no launch spots), but you can definitely explore via paddle. Check out t...Read more


Sun on your back, sand under your toes, and the surf up to your knees, which, along with the mist off the breakers, keeps you c...Read more


Surf’s up at this park, which is home to the Pipe, one of the best spots along the coast to catch a great ride. Need proof? Th...Read more


Let’s be real: swimming is the main event here. San Diego is famous for its mild, year-round climate, which makes the beaches d...Read more


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Hipcamper lanie
Lanie D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 20th, 2018

it is very close to the road so can be quite noisy

Hipcamper Guiseppe
Guiseppe L.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2017


Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 12th, 2017

Beautiful being by the beach but lots of families and crowded

Hipcamper Brie
Brie L.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

Great beach for longboarding

Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 31st, 2017

I've been camping here since I was 10 (now 36 sharing it with my growing family) It's the best!!! kids look forward to it every year and everyone camping is a micro community all there for the same reason. A very family friendly place. plus a couple standout surf spots nearby.

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel P.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2017

Get a burrito at Bull Taco and watch the sunset from the cliff!

Hipcamper John
John S.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2017

Straight up surf camp along PCH. It's an excuse to roll out of your tent or camper into the water. Not really camping, but worth it to get out of the house and be the first one in the line up.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 7th, 2017

very crowded, not much privacy between camps, tons of children. good surf.

Hipcamper Kristi
Kristi R.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2017

overlooks the ocean from a bluff, you need to be able to descend a large flight of stairs to get to the beach. campsites are pretty close together.

San Elijo State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(760) 753-5091
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Official Website
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33.022° N, 117.284° W
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 128 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)