Cabins near Carlsbad with campfires

Wicked surfing and oceanside camping sum up adventures near Carlsbad, California.

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12 top cabins sites near Carlsbad with campfires

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Native Falls Campground

63 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Temecula, CA
The reimagined Native Falls Campground is conveniently located only minutes from Temecula Valley wine country, yet offers a totally unique and serene lodging experience unlike anything in the area! Our hours are from 9am to 6pm everyday. Check in time starts at noon. Accommodations include fully furnished cabins, RV sites, and tent camping. The campground includes a lake with a waterfall, a sandy beach, lake toys, and catch & release fishing. Additional amenities include a Pickleball Court, shuffleboard, Pool Table, fire pits, picnic tables, hiking trails, and more!
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San Diego Canyon Creek

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · El Cajon, CA
As you enter into our little oasis, you'll see why we want to share the space. It is a great environment to get away from the city or pass through on your road trip. The driveway enters down to our creek-side camping where a hammock under a tree awaits a quiet reader or a bird watcher. We have multiple species of song birds. It's just a 30 minute drive to the beach, or mountains, a short walk to the neighborhood park- equipped with a playground, or a five minute drive to a local ecological reserve containing multiple trails. If you'd like to hang out on the property, we offer a table and chairs with each campsite to lounge in while enjoying the fresh air and nature. In addition, we have a propane-powered fire pit, an outdoor kitchen with full amenities, including, hot water, a two burner stove, a toaster oven and a BBQ area. The bathroom now includes a flush toilet, sink and shower. Fun Fact: Harbison Canyon was named after John Stewart Harbison - aka the King of the Bee Keepers. He arrived with over one hundred colonies of bees in 1874 and within 7 years he became the worlds largest honey producer. Today there are just a few bees in the area.
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San Diego Mountain Lodge

41 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Santa Ysabel, CA
San Diego Mountain Lodge is a beautiful escape to nature sprawled out over 40 acres of land on Hideout Mountain, a breathtaking spot in Santa Ysabel, CA. With a combination of offerings ranging from glamping in our vintage camper trailers, RV sites with full hookups, and campsites, to a luxury experience in our remodeled cabins each with a fireplace. Gather and share ideas with fellow guests at our community firepit and picnic tables. What makes Hideout Mountain a magical place? The stunning views of Lake Henshaw and the valley and surrounding mountains, stretching as far as the eye can see. We also have a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar on the property, Josie's Hideout Saloon. We are located just a few minutes drive away from downtown Santa Ysabel and Julian, with easy access off Hwy 76.
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Campo Nopalito

5 sites · Lodging15 acres · Valley Center, CA
Welcome to Nopalito Farm! We’re so happy you’ve decided to spend some time on this beautiful property! In case you’re interested, here are a few interesting things about our farm. Nopalito Farm has been in operation since late 2014, but the property itself has been a working farm for over 50 years. Lemons and avocados were the primary crops from the 70’s through the 00’s, and are still prominent throughout our 15 acres. Our predecessors then diversified the growing operation by planting a wide range of fruit trees ranging from guavas and passion fruit to peaches and figs. For a decade, hops were grown on 2 acres and were sold to breweries throughout southern California. We’ve since replaced the hop yard with perennial flowers, but continue to cultivate a wide variety of delicious fruits.
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Granite Mountain

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Aguanga, CA
A serene off grid escape where rugged beauty meets modern comfort. Here, snuggled deep into towering mountain peaks and expansive vistas, you’ll find tranquility like never before. Disconnect from the chaos of everyday life and reconnect with your inner peace as you bask in the raw calm beauty surrounding you. With breathtaking captivating views that seem to stretch endlessly, every moment promises serenity and rejuvenation. Welcome to your peaceful mountain sanctuary
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A taste of nature/wildlife.

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Julian, CA
You will enjoy 6 acres where you'll be able to hang a hammock, read a book, or watch our daily visitors, deer and/or wild turkeys. There's no city noise around here, you'll fall asleep to the sound of crickets and bullfrogs. Lastly, it's a short distance over the hill for you to enjoy the small town of Julian and their famous apple pie. We offer 2 guest at 150.00 a night, each additional guest is 25 nightly. KIDS ARE FREE. Learn more about this land: Hip-campers will enjoy wide open space where they can hang a hammock or feed cat fish in the pond. There are hiking trails and beautiful sunsets. Deer and turkey visit regularly. There are no city sounds, you will fall asleep to crickets and bullfrogs. The old town of Julian is within reach. 150.00 night for 2 people, each addition person is 25 dollars. KIDS UNDER 18 FREE.  Contact Frank  6198842044
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Pool Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Borrego Springs, CA
Pool Ranch is for everyone. It's a place for life. A place where humans and nature are supposed to remember they are interconnected. It's a place for creativity and adventure. Friends, it's also a place to play pool in the desert. Welcome to our 30-acre off-grid homestead, within an international dark sky community and hub for nature-based activities. Step directly from our backyard into Anza Borrego, the largest state park in California. The goal of our ranch is to function as an evolving testing ground for living. Building Pool Ranch prioritizes materials and collaborations that celebrate the abundance of Ranchita, and neighboring rural San Diego communities. We want to actualize the true benefits of community. Our vision is to be an example and invitation for rural communities to create income through environmentally passive, and community centric eco-tourism. Take a peek, and share with us what you discover: https://instagram.com/poolranch
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Ramona Wine Country Tiny Cabin

4 sites · Lodging8 acres · San Diego Country Estates, CA
We offer both a tiny cabin and RV with cabana on site. This Tiny Cabin is located on beautiful 8 acres in Ramona Wine Country. Walking distance to Turtle Rock Ridge and La Finquita wineries and 28 more nearby. 200 acre open space preserve next door with miles of trails. Comfy queen size bed in the loft (remote control stairs), refrigerator, freezer, microwave and coffee pot. Romantic lights in the trees, fire ring, private. Country getaway but close to restaurants, stores etc. Glamping at its finest Heater for the cold and AC for the hot. Nice fans too. Full bathroom with toiletries provided. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Besides the spacious RV you have your own cabana. Enjoy The fire pit under the stars. Walk to a winery on your own private trail. Cool off in the beautiful pool. The RV has all the luxuries of home. Comfy bed, cooking needs, bbq, picnic table along with other lounging areas. Walk off the property to Simon Open Space Preserve. Over 200 acres of trails. Enjoy the peacefulness of the country but it’s only 2.5 miles to Main St Ramona with yummy restaurants, live music, wine tasting, breweries, whiskey tasting, antique stores, golf courses, hiking trails to name a few. Enjoy a pool in the summertime. Forever views to enjoy from your private patio area. Comfy queen size bed in the loft (remote control stairs)Refrigerator, freezer, microwave and coffee pot. Only 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and within an hour from all areas of San Diego County. Two adults only. No children or pets.
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Svatantria Boutique Retreat

8 sites · Lodging15 acres · Julian, CA
The retreat makes it home on 15 acres graced with meandering creeks, a pond, ancient oaks and native flora and fauna. Nestled into the natural landscape are four charming cabins and eight scenic camping areas available for day-use and extended stays. Amenities include BBQ grills, mini fridges and bathrooms with refreshingly hot showers. Depending upon the specific rental, amenities vary from private use to shared. During your stay with us, you’re welcome to explore an onsite labyrinth, hike the tranquil mountains, dip your toes in the creek and admire the wildlife. You’re also invited to join our yogis in practice on the meditation platform and relax into the calming ruffle of a nearby waterfall. Private and semi-private yoga sessions are available; please inquire further for session booking details. Svatantria is honored to acknowledge the First Peoples to this land, the Kumeyaay, who inhabited this region for more than 10,000 years. As the current stewards of this land on which Svatantria resides, we endeavor to maintain its sacred and nurturing aspects and invite you to join us in this journey.
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The Vista Sol

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Aguanga, CA
The Vista Sol is Family owned and operated grounds on the hillside just outside of Temecula Valley Wine Country for workshops, events, photoshoots, and more. We have multiple places on the property for lodging, including our tiny home with a loft, two A frame cabins and a canvas bell tent. There is a communal area vintage trailer for gathering, food prep, and lounging. There is also a restroom and outdoor shower for our guests.
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Earthbag Tiny House

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ranchita, CA
Learn more about this land:The Earthbag Tiny House is situated on 5 acres of undeveloped land and includes an earthbag/stone outhouse, earthbag hot tub for two and an earthbag pool. The property has a large shaded area for folks to be together and gather during the heat of the day. We also have a large charcoal BBQ grill and gas grill available for guests to use. This property is off-grid, but fully equipped with solar power, running water, and wifi. You will be walking distance to an expansive area of BLM land, multiple hiking trails, horseback riding, and jeep/ATV trails. We are just 1 mile from the famous Pacific Crest Trail and a 10-minute drive to access Borrego Desert hiking. The owner/host will be staying on the south-western most part of the property.We can't wait for you to come stay with us!
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O'Shun's Orchard

3 sites · Lodging120 acres · Borrego Springs, CA
120 acres of raw California chaparrel. Adjacent to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Serene and vast. Stay on 120 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. This property is currently raw land working towards sustainable desert orchard, conservation, and apiary. Guests love staying with us: "This campsite was, hands down, the coolest I have ever stayed at. SUCH amazing views! I couldn't imagine car camping in such a secluded place. Mike was such a great host and even lead us to our campsite personally. Would highly recommend to anyone whos looking for a break from busy campsites (especially during COVID-19). Great distance to Anza Borrego State Park as well."
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Cabins near Carlsbad with campfires guide

Overview

Lined by the Pacific Ocean, camping near Carlsbad offers opportunities to surf, swim, and dive. Agua Hedionda Lagoon has kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking trails, while both South Carlsbad State Beach and San Elijo State Beach offer RV sites with full hookups with urban amenities nearby, in case something didn’t make it in the suitcase. For lovers of wildlife-watching, the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center invites visitors to explore a 1,000-acre wetland ecological reserve, too. Whether you prefer glamping or setting up camp at an oceanside RV park, Carlsbad in San Diego County is a sunny destination for Hipcampers.

Where to go

South Carlsbad State Beach

Drive about three miles south, past LEGOLAND California, to arrive at (the appropriately named) South Carlsbad State Beach campground. Choose between tent camping or reveling in an oceanside RV park, including RV sites with full hookups—over 200 campsites dot the coastal bluffs. Offering some of the best beach camping in California, South Carlsbad State Beach is a hot spot for swimming, surfing, skin diving, bodyboarding, scuba diving, and other watersports. Near the entrance to the site is the camp store for basic supplies, plus a pizza restaurant.

San Elijo State Beach

Soak in that California sunshine and hang ten—Encinitas in San Diego County, particularly Cardiff-by-the-Sea, is renowned for its gnarly surfing scene. And San Elijo State Beach is right in the heart of it all. One of the most popular breaks is Pipes, particularly great for longboarding. Hit the waves during low to mid-tide for the best experience. Stairs from the cliffside RV park, which allows trailers and motorhomes up to 35 feet, lead straight to the beach. The beach camping site offers showers, bathrooms, electricity, and water but no wifi.

Palomar Mountain State Park

For Hipcampers who prefer tent camping in the woods over beachfront camping by the Pacific Ocean, Palomar Mountain State Park boasts nearly 2,000 acres of hiking trails and mountain vistas surrounded by white fir, canyon live oak, and ponderosa pine trees. The higher elevations average 5,000 feet above sea level, making for a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere in San Diego County. Family-friendly campsites and RV sites include access to bathrooms and showers.

When to go

The best time of year to visit Carlsbad for camping is during the spring and fall months when the weather is mild and crowds are smaller. The summer months can be quite hot and crowded, while winter can be rainy and chilly. Fall, when the crowds thin out, is also a great time to go surfing. September and October mix the southwest, west, and northwest swells for a variety of beach breaks. That said, the weather near Carlsbad is generally mild year-round, so camping is possible at any time of the year.

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Escape to Guajome Regional Park for a delightful camping adventure. Set up camp amidst picturesque landscapes, hike scenic trails, and enjoy peaceful moments by the lake. Engage in birdwatching, explore historic sites, and create lasting memories in this serene park.

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