Encinitas Beaches Area Camping

San Diego County

South Carlsbad State Beach Camping


7201 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 438-3143


Day-Use Parking: $10 - $15

Campground Facilities

  • 122 bluff-top campsites for tents, and RVs and trailers 35' or less
  • Restrooms with token-operated showers
  • Picnic tables, fire pits
  • No hook-ups (although some sites will soon have hook-ups)
  • Campfire circle, laundry facilities
  • Dump Station
  • Store (April - October), WiFi near park office


  • Designated campsites
  • Parking, restrooms, showers
  • Campfire circle

Reservations and Fees

  $50 for Premium Sites
  $35 for Standard Sites
Reservations: Reserve America - South Carlsbad State Beach Campground

Regulations (partial list)

  1. No dogs allowed on beach, on leash and attended in campground
  2. Do not feed wildlife.
  3. No fires are allowed on the beach.
  4. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted outside campsites

San Elijo State Beach Camping


2050 South Coast Hwy. 101, Cardiff, CA
(760) 753-5091

Campground Facilities

  • 156 bluff-top campsites for tents, and RVs and trailers
  • Sites 10-23 and 101-106 are RV or trailer only.
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Picnic tables, fire pits
  • Ocean sites with or without hook-ups
  • Standard sites with or without hook-ups
  • Campfire circle, store
  • Dump Station


  • Designated campsites
  • Parking, restrooms, showers, store
  • Campfire circle

Reservations and Fees

Inland Sites no hook-ups: $35
Inland hook-up sites: $55
Ocean hook-up sites: $65
Ocean no hook-ups: $50
Reservations: Reserve America - San Elijo State Beach Campground

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Overnight Camping at
Oceanside's Harbor Beach

Two parking lots at Oceanside's Harbor Beach allow overnight camping for RVs. No tents are allowed. Parking Lot 11B has year-round, overnight camping, while Parking Lot 12 allows overnight camping from September 15 to May 15 only.

No reservations can be made. Camping is first-come, first-served. There is a 5-day limit during any 30 day period. Pop-outs, slide-outs, and awnings are not allowed. BBQs or stoves are not permitted in the parking lot area, but they are allowed on the beach. No portable fire pits are permitted.


4:00 AM to 8:00 PM - $8
8:00 PM to 4:00 AM - $20
Total for a full day of camping: $28

See Oceanside Parking for a map showing the parking areas.

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San Onofre State Beach Camping


Interstate 5. 3 miles south of
San Clemente, CA
(949) 492-3156


Day-Use Parking: $15


Two campgrounds - San Mateo Campground (inland) off Christianitos Road and
San Onofre Bluffs Campground south of main parking area along old Pacific Coast Highway

San Mateo Campground Facilities

  • 157 tent or RV sites with electric and water hook-ups
  • Restrooms with coin-operated, hot showers
  • Picnic tables, fire pits
  • Amphitheater
  • 1½-mile Nature Trail to Trestles Beach
  • Dump Station

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Facilities

  • 3½-mile long campground on bluffs overlooking ocean
  • 157 sites, some designated for tents only, most for RVs
  • Group campsite
  • No hook-ups
  • Restrooms, hot showers
  • Picnic tables, fire pits
  • Trails down to beach
  • Dump Stations

Reservations and Fees

San Mateo Campground
Sites 1-100 open to reservations year-round
Sites 101-157 can be reserved April 1 to September 30 and over major holidays (otherwise these sites are closed)
Bluffs Campground open for reservations May 16 to September 30 (otherwise closed)

San Mateo and Bluffs Campgrounds:
  $35 Peak Season*
  $25 Non-peak season

Group sites:
  $200 - $225

*Peak season is April - October

Reservations: Reserve America - San Onofre State Beach Campgrounds

Guajome County Park Camping

3000 Guajome Lake Road, Oceanside, CA
(7.5 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 76)
(760) 724-4489   Guajome County Park

Campground and Park Facilities

  • 33 campsites with partial hook-ups (electricity and water)
  • Suitable for trailers or RVs up to 45' and tents
  • Playground, basketball court, 2 fishing ponds, caravan pavilion

Regulations (partial list)

  1. Pets kept on leash are permitted.
  2. All natural features are protected.
  3. Use of generators is prohibited.
  4. Alcohol is permitted as long as alcohol content does not exceed 20%

Rates and Reservations

Rates: $29
Reservations: San Diego County Parks Reservations

Greater Area RV Campgrounds

Olive Avenue RV Resort

713 Olive Avenue, Vista, CA
(760) 295-9243   Olive Avenue RV Resort
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, WiFi, free cable TV,
Amenities: Clubhouse, Recreation room, heated pool and spa, restrooms, showers, laundry
Rates: $$

Melrose RV Trailer Park

510 N. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA
(760) 724-4441   Melrose RV Trailer Park
RV Sites:
Amenities: Pool, laundry
Rates: $$

Oceanside RV Park

1510 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA
(760) 722-4404   Oceanside RV Park
RV Sites: Full hook-ups, 30 amp, cable TV, tent sites
Amenities: Propane, laundry, bathrooms with showers, meeting room, spa, pool, walk to the beach
Rates: $$

Paradise by the Sea RV Resort

1537 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA
(760) 439-1376   Paradise by the Sea RV Resort
RV Sites: 91 sites with Cable TV, WiFi, full hook-ups, 30 amp or 50 amp
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, restrooms, laundry, small grocery/RV store, recreation room, beach rentals, walk to beach
Rates: $$

Surf & Turf RV Park

15555 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
(760) 431-9347
Surf & Turf RV Park
RV Sites: RVs and trailers up to 40', electric and water hook-ups
Amenities: Pets welcome, blocks from the beach
Rates: $$

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