San Onofre Bluffs Campground has 157 campsites nestled into the park’s scenery. the campground is convenient to trails that lead down to the 3.5 miles of sandy beach as well as trails that lead upwards, cutting into the bluffs. The campsites here have access to picnic tables, fire pits, restrooms, showers and some ocean views. Book here early – these campsites get taken up quickly (especially in the peak summertime).
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
162 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.


San Onofre State Beach is a great place for road bikers and mountain bikers to get their fix of two-wheeled action. Most of the...Read more


San Onofre is home to some seriously classic California surfing spots . The state beach has three different spots, making it ...Read more


Old Man’s at San Onofre State Beach is a great, relatively calm place to head for a swim. Old Man’s is a clean, sandy beach ma...Read more

Wildlife watching

Between Eucalyptus trees and brush-covered slope, this state beach is teeming with wildlife. The Eucalyptus trees are home to m...Read more


Natural features you'll find at San Onofre Bluffs Campground.

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Kendall
Kendall A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 9th, 2021

Extremely tiny campsites. Barely big enough for a single tent especially considering there were people on both sides of our campsite. It was very crowded and we were right behind a hill. We had absolutely no view of the cliffs of water and it was a very far walk to get down to the beach. Not at all how pictured when we booked in the campsite.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 29th, 2018

Right next to the freeway!!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 13th, 2018

Didn’t stay here due to campground closure. Note that they do not have winter camping available.

Hipcamper Josimar
Josimar A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 19th, 2017

Nice little get away from the City, I recommend the first few campsites by trail 1 great view and also the last few by trail 6 also great view...there are bees so bring a repellent candle for your site! Surf is a must here so bring your board and some booties! Also dog friendly and great for cycling recommend bringing your bike!

Hipcamper Ali
Ali H.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017

You are right by the train tracks and trains run all night long. Beautiful beach, with great surfing but it is a basic campsite on the dirt and the views of the beach are pretty limited because of the tall shrubs.

Hipcamper Jake
Jake O.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2017

Bring a surfboard!

Hipcamper jordan
Jordan A.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2017

it's a bit of a walk to the ocean but again worth it! There are cook out locations as well.

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

Yes, it's as though you are camping on the road and I've always been resistant to that, but a few steps away the beautiful ocean offers an escape that makes it worth it, especially if the surf is good.

Hipcamper Chanel
Chanel C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 5th, 2017

Beach camping is something else. I much rather prefer mountains, forests, and woods...there was something beautiful about this place as well. As far as the campsites go, it's a long stretch of 150+ rows of sites that are practically parking spots. You get a concrete parking spot that parks about 2 long RVs, and a very small 10x10 dirt patch. Some sites are bigger than others, but all of them include a fire pit ring with grill & a wooden picnic table.

The campsites are rather close together so be prepared for LOTS of noise and people walking through your site to get to the restrooms. The beach is the best part of this place. It's secluded and quiet. Great for surfers! If you're into nude tanning, that's available as well. BEWARE OF BEES!

San Onofre State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(949) 492-4872
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33.347° N, 117.52° W
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