Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Thornhill Broome Beach
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Thornhill Broome Beach is located in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California
Latitude
34.082 N
Longitude
-119.033 W
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11 Reviews of Thornhill Broome Beach
Beautiful beach and sunset

Beautiful Beach to camp with the family. Perfect for kids to have fun in the waves. The sand is a bit rocky so you have to be careful and wear sandals. There is hiking trail nearby that lets you appreciate the ocean’s beauty. I would have given it 5 stars but I was disappointed about the fact that the car noise on the highway overshadowed the serenity of the waves. The headlights of the trucks shining on our pop up camper disturbed our sleep. It can get very very windy at night so for those with tents and pop ups it might be a little frustrating.

Sunsets and Sand

Quick and easy is my trips to Thornhill Broome!

5 miles north of Neptune’s Net, Los Angeles/Ventura county line at Point Magu Rock! 

Depending on the time of year, the beach may be very rocky or it may be smooth. This is not a great beach to swim and if you tent camp, be sure to know where the high tide line is!  

The bathrooms are out houses. No showers but there is water facets scattered across the road.  This is dry camping only but you can dump after your stay at Sycamore Cyn campground which is only a mile or so away. 

This campground is a line of spaces right on the beach and up against PCH. The car noise does slow down at night so you can hear the waves crashing!

The winds can kick up pretty good here also!  Be prepared to baton down the hatches!  

There are dolphins and seals that swim back and forth. Pelicans and sea gulls. If you’re really lucky, you might see whales!  

There’s a camp host selling wood but nothing around unless you drive back to Neptune’s. 

Dogs need to be on a lease…despite my video!  LOL 

You will be sited if they catch your dog off lease!

Beach Camping and Beautiful Sunsets!

I have been camping here for many years. The sunsets are always beautiful and the weather is usually awesome!
The shoreline may be covered in rocks or not, it depends on the tides and the past storms. This is not a great swimming beach but if relaxing, short walks and sunsets are your thing, it’s a great spot.
The ocean has some resident sea doggies and dolphins which are always fun to watch! Might even spot a 🐳 whale at the right time of year!
The campground is getting smaller as Mother Nature has been taking her beach back. Previous storms have taken a lot of the north end and a couple on the south end.
The toilets are out houses and there is some water across the campground road. The camp host has wood for sale. The highway can be loud at times but it will quite down at night so you can hear waves and rocks rolling. Oh and bring your own shade. Winds can kick up so be prepared!
I have an RV but if you tent camp, watch the tide water marks and monitor your distance or you might just get wet! LOL. Happy Camping! 🏖⛺️

Best Views

Great campground! Set up your tent right on the sand. I woke up and opened my tent to see dolphins playing in the water. Picnic table and fire pit at each site.

My All-Time Favorite

You can camp right on the sand and wake up to the sounds of the stones rolling in the waves. Close to LA but feels semi-remote save for the sound of cars on pch. Best ever.

Camp Out Right On Beach

As a SoCal native, this is easily one of my favorite places to camp. To avoid large crowds you can easily drive into these sites on off seasons in late Spring and Fall. The weather is perfect and you’re literally camping directly on the beach. Need firewood? The host will drive firewood to your site. This spot is perfect for one night or several days!

Down to Basics

This is a great campground, though the amenities are sparse. Great location.

A must if you can deal with wind!

Good Beach camping is few and far between at least with this place you are right on the beach. You have to be ok with wind and making sure your equipment is secured. We were lucky to have a large area to ourselves because no one was camping next to us due to a change in the reservation system and things got messed up. There is no privacy. Portapotties were fairly clean. There is 1 rinse off shower near the portapotty area. Probably best for RV’s but if you are a hard core tent camper this place is pretty awesome.

Great beach campground with lots of hiking

This campground is popular in the summer months and spaces get reserved up to 6 months in advanced

This campground is primarily setup for RV use, but allows for tents.

After checking in at the ranger office you pull into your site. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. (After a quick walk of the campground it looks like many of the fire pits no longer have a functional grill). You setup your tent right on the beach (there are plenty of large rounded rocks to use in place of steaks). The views from the beach are amazing!

The site only has chemical toilets and water facets are spaced throughout the campground. Ours was about 75 feet away.

There are many hiking trails on the other side of Highway 1 (you can walk to the north end of the campground and use a tunnel under the highway to get to the trailhead)

Gorgeous tide pools

Great views close to the city.