Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area.
Point Mugu camping included La Jolla Group, Sycamore Campground and Thornhill Broome Campground.
Point Mugu State Park ( Sycamore Cove has a great day use area on the beach across the street from Sycamore campground. Lots of tables or sand for blankets and umbrellas. About 20% of the tables are in the shade of trees. One cool benefit, the day use fee is daily or hourly $12/day or $3/ hour. We bought two hours, fixed a nice lunch, and took a walk on the beach. The beach drops off, gets deep quickly, not the safest waters but swimmable. There are lifeguards. Bathrooms are pit toilets.
Note: Both Sycamore campground and Thornhill Broome campground up the road are under “Point Mugu State Beach” when you want to make camping reservations.
Great area with modest temps, trail and beach access. Relaxing environment!
We love this place in so many ways! If you love Fall and trees and the California golden sun… this place is the place to be! It has it all in one. We’ve stayed here so many times and still find something new to love about it the next time we stay. Absolutely beautiful place in Summer and in Fall/Winter months the trees and crisp air will not disappoint. Just cross the street and you can surf all day and be by the fire all night. Very well maintained campground, with a perfect little store on premises to aid your every need. Rangers and staff are friendly and very helpful. You’ll pay $10-$45 a night here, either as regular camping (tent/RV) or as a hike and bike. They do accept reservations but walk ins as well. We’ve never had any trouble finding a solid site with first come first serve for those that are last minute travelers. It quite literally has everything you’ll need here (including showers), so you can enjoy your trip without worry! Lots of fun trails for inexperienced hikers and experienced but overall, we just love this place!
This is a great campground for anyone wanting to do some camping and mountain biking. In addition, you're right next to the beach! Dogs are allowed on the beach and campsites, but not allowed on the trails. Park Rangers advised me this was due to rattle snakes on trails. Due to the heavy rainfall this past winter, there's heavy vegetation growth along all trails. The campsites are relatively private and well kept. Fire pits have grills on them. Bathroom/showers are dated but well maintained. Good alternative to anyone that usually camped at Leo Carrillo.
Small quaint BEAUTIFUL not extremely well known. And The Beach…
THE BEACH People.
It’s the best of all worlds. Camping,hiking,animal watching, fishing, Room enough to throw a frisbee or play catch
We fell in love with it in 1979 and never stop going back
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Small sites, many are just in a parking lot where you get 2 normal slots. Near beach but no provided access. You have to go under a highway underpass. No access during high tide. Mosquitoes everywhere. No hook-ups yet it cost $40. Overflowing dumpsters. Actually saw a bum digging through them in front of my site. Dirty bathrooms. Needs a total renovation.
There are 8 walk-in campsites and 1 group site, all sites have a picnic table with bear box attached, and room for 1 tent. No fires are permitted. There is one pit toilet, and therein is the reason for the drop to 3 stars, the pit has not been emptied, it is full to the top.
Each of the sites in and of themselves is great. Very secluded from each other.
The La Jolla trail is currently closed, you must take the Ray Miller trail up to the overlook trail, it adds a few miles to the hike, but well worth the views of the ocean.
Pricey, but you’re On the sand , steps from the water. The lull of the waves, serenading you to sleep is pretty nice.
picnic table and fire ring for each campsite.
Rocky beach, but plenty to explore if you head north along the beach.
I stayed here in April and the weather was very nice!
Our campsite wasn’t huge, but wow! We hiked a couple of trails and enjoyed beautiful views and the beach was very close! There were some basic showers to wash sand off. I totally recommend this camp if you love the beach and the coast!
Spaces very quite a bit here, but I lucked in a fairly large somewhat private space. They are assigned as you check in at the gate, not reserved in advance like other campsites. I walked to the beach, but due to tides had to run across a very busy highway (PCH 1). At low tide there is a walkway to the beach. The beach itself has a lot of tar which left my feet black for the trip. That was the only downfall. I preferred the campgroud to the beach and would visit again sometime. Note: lots of large groups book this campground for day parties and events. Some even bring catering trucks and tables.