Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About San Onofre Beach Military
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
San Onofre Beach Military is located in California
33.38 N
-117.572 W
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10 Reviews of San Onofre Beach Military
2 World Class Surf Breaks

This military campground is located within walking distance of two world class surfing breaks; Old Man's and Tressels. This campground has a variety of camp spots from tent, RV to cabins. You have to make reservation thru the military systems to camp here. There's a baseball diamond. The bathrooms are clean. Try to grab the RV spots on the north side of the campground. 

Cell Service: Excellent

Take the bad with the good

IF you get to camp here, it's a unique experience because not many campgrounds that claim to be on the beach actually ARE on the beach.  They pack these sites in with ZERO privacy between each site so be prepared to get to know your neighbors.  The fire pits are HUGE and so lots of room for people to fit.  The sites are teeny so you may have to squeeze in if there is more than one tent - but it's all about the fun of hanging with friends on the beach.  We got to listen to someone play the bagpipes at sunset which was one of the coolest moments ever!

Location is rare

If you have the opportunity to stay here, please do! Its not too common to be able to camp this close to the water! The sites lack privacy but are perfect for RVs and trailers

The best Military beach retreat ever!

This campground is so picturesque! It has a camp store, cabin rentals, and camping spots 10 feet from the sand. There are tent only, partial hookup, and full hookup sites available. Other amenities include playground, bathrooms and showers, a baseball field, and even a large gathering hall! The only downside to this location is that it is for military only, but this keeps the crowds down. The ocean wildlife is so cool, and at low tide you can see octopus, starfish, and all kinds of small fish/crabs. The views are spectacular!

Fun Military Beach Campground

Great beach campground. We had all the connections, though this is definitely beach camping. Sites are nothing fancy, bath house is pretty much open air so sand everywhere and steel toilets with outdoor showers. Lots of people while we were there but it was still a good location and good stay.

Amazing view

Love the bluff view but if you get sites 105-118 youll be blocked by the condemned cottages. Still a great place for rv’s even if they are water and electric only, Theres a dumpsite near the park. The beach is very rocky in most parts but there is a small nice sandy part for kids to get into the water. Staff is great in person but be prepared to wait hours on the phone to make reservations.

Right by the Big Blue

The campsites are small but it is clean and family friendly also located right next to the beach. The beach is rocky in some parts and soft sand in others, if you are a surfer you must go catch a wave here. You must have a military ID to camp here, you can have alcohol on the beach but no glass. They have a play set for kids right next to the campsites. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash, Full hook ups are available for RV’s but you need a surge protector and a water filter is advised if you want to drink the water. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit. Fun, Safe, Clean we love staying here for a easy quick trip when we want to get out but not due to much planning or packing.


We tent camped here. The sites are TIGHT sand the campground crowded. BUT, the tent spots are ocean front. It was wonderful! so for that I could overlook the crowded sites. It is more for surfing than playing in the waves on the beach, there are rocks spread out making it less enjoyable for kids, but our crew were happy there.

Beach front beauty

As long as you get a beach front spot you are set. It's a beautiful campground kept relatively clean. Great spot for surfers, just keep eyes out for sharks

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San Onofre beach

We stayed in the cottages and it was nice. The organazational skills of their staff needs an overhaul but other than that it was a nice place to stay.