Beach camping near San Diego

Enjoy year-round beach camping with sun, sand, and surf in America's Finest City.

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Beachin' Ranch Camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · San Diego, CA
Hello All Campers this is a self check in facility.... Camp host available from 7:30AM to 8:30AM and 3:00PM to 4:30PM only You can Call owner anytime (760)419-4839 Sorry we Don't have horse rentals but can offer guided rides through the area trails with pre arranged notice. So bring your horses and enjoy the ride D & J Stables is a family run facility created by Dick and Jenny Tynan in 2005. It is located on the Kimzey Family Ranch in San Diego. Since their passing, the Stables have been managed by their son Scott Tynan. Our stables offer a clean and quiet place for horse owners to board their precious companions - short or long term - or to serve as a weekend getaway for a person or group of friends/riders. Each Boarding Corral has walking space, shaded corners, automated water feeders, soft dirt, partially sheltered sides and is in close proximity to a round pen, a small arena (turnout) and is encompassed by a small walking track. No two corrals are close enough to each other for the horses to interact, reducing the likelyhood of mishap from a neighbor. Each Weekender Corral comes equipped with the same as the above, excepting only the partially sheltered side panels, and are right next to where you will be parking your trailer or camper. With access to all 38 miles of equestrian trails in the area and less than a 2 mile ride to the beautiful South San Diego beaches, D&J Stables is a prime location for horse men and women everywhere. We are excited to open up to the general public for the camping experience Horse ranch life style, Learn more about this land: Nestled against the mountains and beach of the San Diego/ Mexico border, open access to 38 miles of state beach trails and only 1.5 miles from the sands of Imperial Beach. We have pristine views and perfect weather San Diego is known for. D and J Stables is one of the last ranches with beach access to ride a horse on the beach. It's a rustic, one of a kind experience. Dogs are allowed but not in stable area thank you for your understanding.
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Reid Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Vista, CA
Reid Ranch is located in North County less than 10 miles from the beach. You will have your own site with a private fire pit uniquely placed in the natural Granite rocks. Your experience will be one of a kind. So many activities near by. Close to numerous breweries and great wineries. I have lived in San Diego for over 30 years so I can give recommendations to the best of what San Diego has to offer. Downtown is a 45 minute drive or you have access to the train nearby. We have 2 hold tubs that can be added on that over look the coast. Located in the Mar Vista Valley only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. We enjoy the best weather in the world. The ocean breeze along with gorgeous sunsets adds to the experience. Our private fire pit nestled in the granite boulders is truly one of a kind. We hope you come experience our slice of heaven for yourself soon.
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Dolphin Place

1 site · Lodging914 acres · La Jolla, CA
Location and Surroundings: Your stay at 5710 Dolphin Place places you in the heart of La Jolla, one of California's most picturesque coastal communities. Located just steps away from the breathtaking La Jolla Cove, guests can enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean, with stunning cliffs, sandy beaches, and a vibrant marine environment. Beaches and Ocean Activities:La Jolla Cove: A short walk from the property, La Jolla Cove is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The cove is home to diverse marine life, including the famous La Jolla seals and sea lions.La Jolla Shores: Perfect for a family day out, this expansive sandy beach offers gentle waves for swimming, surfing, and paddleboarding. Kayaking tours are also available, providing a unique perspective of the coastline and sea caves.Outdoor Adventures:Hiking and Biking: The nearby Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offers scenic trails with breathtaking views of the coastline and the rare Torrey Pine trees. Whether you prefer hiking or biking, the trails cater to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.Golfing: Golf lovers can enjoy a round at the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, known for its championship-level courses and spectacular ocean views.Cultural and Leisure Activities:Birch Aquarium: Discover the wonders of the ocean at the Birch Aquarium, showcasing interactive exhibits and a diverse array of marine life. It's an educational and entertaining experience for all ages.La Jolla Playhouse: Catch a live performance at the La Jolla Playhouse, a renowned theater that hosts a variety of shows ranging from musicals to contemporary plays.Shopping and Dining:Girard Avenue and Prospect Street: Explore the upscale boutiques, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants lining these charming streets. Indulge in a shopping spree or savor a meal at one of the many fine dining establishments.Farmers' Markets: Experience local flavors at the La Jolla Farmers' Market, held every Sunday. Here, you can find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delicious treats.
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Rancho Nopalito in San Diego!

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Bonita, CA
Discover our charming RV camping spot nestled in sunny San Diego. Our spot features a large 180' x 60' private, fully fenced lot with partial hookups and abundant outdoor space. Located in the picturesque Bonita neighborhood, we're just a short 15-minute drive from downtown and only 20 minutes away from the pristine beaches in the north and south. Additionally, we're conveniently situated just 15 minutes from the Mexico border crossing. Bonita is a delightful neighborhood with a nostalgic country feel, offering a plethora of activities right within the community. From golfing and horseback riding to scenic trails and charming eateries, there's something for everyone to enjoy. You can also explore the local library and even visit a museum during your stay. It's important to note that San Diego has strict RV parking regulations, including a ban on overnight parking on city streets. Given the high demand, RV campsites and lodges tend to book up quickly. If you're planning to visit San Diego with your RV, be sure to secure a suitable parking spot in advance. While our spot is not intended as a destination in itself, it provides a cozy retreat for your RV while you explore the vibrant city of San Diego. Our amenities include a private, landscaped yard with trees, 110V 15A electrical and water connections, outdoor furniture with a table, umbrella, and seating, as well as night lighting for added ambiance. For those looking for extra convenience, we offer optional outdoor packages for an additional fee. These include a 26' Minnie Winnie RV that sleeps up to 8 people, a Surfing Package with 2-4 surfboards and 2-4 body boards as needed, and a Bicycle Package with 2-4 bikes available upon request. For more details about these packages, please don't hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to us. Please note that the maximum stay at our spot is 3 weeks.
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Vista Villa Eco Lodge
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Vista Villa Eco Lodge

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Vista, CA
The Vista Eco Village is a 1 acre food forest communal living property approximately 8 acres east of the ocean that began in 2012. It borders Oceanside and Vista but is technically in the County. We grow over 37 different fruit tree varietals (trees and vines); we are into permaculture and lateral growing. We have a pet pig and birds. There is a swimming pool and hot tub for your leisure. Learn more about this land:Glamping unit with kitchen and bathroom on one acre food forest with pool, bbq, fire pit, etc. Private entrance with Queen bed, dresser, apartment fridge, and more.
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Good Vibes Oasis

1 site · Lodging1 acre · San Diego, CA
Merely a one-block walk to Mission Bay and two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, this space is the perfect hidden oasis! Refurbished by an interior designer, it includes a full kitchen, dining table, bathroom, a comfy queen size bed, and a cozy outdoor patio. It’s ideal for a solo traveler or a couple on vacation or someone looking for a place during an extended stay in San Diego.
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Beach camping near San Diego guide

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If you're looking for the perfect beach camping experience near San Diego, California, Diana's Descanso Camp (138 reviews), Reid Ranch (134 reviews), or Beachin' Ranch Camping (38 reviews) are popular options. These campsites offer popular amenities like potable water, toilets, and cooking equipment. And if you're looking for some adventure, you'll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained, from exploring historic sites to fishing and wildlife watching. So pack your sunscreen and get ready for a beach camping getaway near San Diego!

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