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San Elijo State Beach

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About This Campground

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Located on the San Diego Coast, San Elijo Campground offers camping, swimming, surfing, showers and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers.

A camp store and snack bar located near the campground entrance operates March through…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 35 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

26 Reviews of San Elijo State Beach

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 13
  • 7
B
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Beach camping!

Great campground, on the bluffs above the beach, with stairs descending to it. At night you can hear some of the traffic on the road, and trains run late into the night. They honk their horns at night and it can disturb your sleep.

Month of VisitJuly
Q
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Beautiful views but don't expect to get a full nights rest

Be prepared to jump on a reservation the second they become available. Reservation have a 6 month rolling availability. Plan ahead.

Bathrooms and showers are fairly clean. Token showers for .50/ 2 minutes. Staff has always been friendly. Camp store at the park for anything you need.  Family…

Sam O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2021

Pitch Your Tent & Surf

The San Elijo Campsite, SoCal is an awesome destination for everyone. Especially, camping beginners, family camping with kids, and surfers of all levels.

The campsites are located atop a beachside bluff for some spectacular sunsets, checking the surf and people watching. The rangers are awesome…

Location

San Elijo State Beach is located in California

Directions

San Elijo State Beach extends along Coast Highway 101, 3/4 mile north from San Elijo Lagoon's entrance channel, near the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Exit Interstate 5 at Encinitas Blvd., head WEST. Turn LEFT on So. Coast Hwy. Follow the Coast Hwy. south, about 2 miles.

Coordinates

33.039527439999986 N
117.28611128000001 W

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About This Campground

Located on the San Diego Coast, San Elijo Campground offers camping, swimming, surfing, showers and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers.

A camp store and snack bar located near the campground entrance operates March through December and provides all the amenities a camper may need including some RV supplies, boogie boards, and firewood.

This San Elijo camping destination requires reservations for its 171 campsites.

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