Campground
Veronica H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Great place for surfers!

We have stayed at San Onofre State Beach a couple times. The campground is on the bluffs, and nearby Old Man's beach has some of the best beginner's surfing waves in Southern California. The day use area gets crowded quickly during the summer, so be sure to arrive early. If you don't want to camp on the bluffs, consider heading a bit inland to San Mateo Campground, which connects to the beach via a 1 1/2 mile nature trail. It's a bit of a walk if you are carrying a lot of gear, but much quieter and more spacious.

  • Surfing at Old Man's, San Onofre State Beach
  • Roasting sausages at Old Man's bonfires
  • Bonfire pits at Old Man's
  • San Onofre State Beach
  • San Onofre State Beach gets crowded!
  • Old Man's, San Onofre State Beach
  • San Onofre State Beach
  • Surfing at San Onofre State Beach
  • Entrance to Old Man's surf area at San Onofre State Beach
  • Parking at Old Man's San Onofre State Beach
  • Bonfires and day use parking area at Old Man's at San Onofre State Beach

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