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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
162 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Wildlife watching

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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!

SIX HOUR slow cooked BBQ ribs. You need patience for this meal.Our last meal was BBQ Pork Ribs...tossed on the last of the turkey bacon as well LOL.Team Teva!San Onofre Bluffs Campground
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 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 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 Lauren
Lauren B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 26th, 2015

Camping is pretty easy here. You can pull right up to your campsite in your car, there are bathrooms in short walking distance complete an outdoor shower station and sink, picnic tables and a fire ring. It can get pretty noisy being right next to the freeway, but the beaches are uncrowded and the waves are really fun for surfing.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 5th, 2015

There are a >100 camp sites here that line the bluff above the beach, some with better beach access and views than others; overall its a very pretty setting. The site was outfitted with a fire pit, table and plenty of space for a few tents. Although it has great access to the surf and a relatively well hidden beach, cars on the 5 and the train can be heard late into the night and especially in the early morning.

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 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.

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