Oceanside Beach Area Camping

San Diego County

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

Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
San Onofre State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

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Overnight Camping at
Harbor Beach

Two parking lots at 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.

San Clemente Beach Campgrounds

225 Avenida Calafia
San Clemente, CA
(949) 492-3156

Campground Facilities

  • Two campgrounds - one for RVs, one for tents
  • 72 RV sites with full hook-ups
  • 88 Tent sites (aka Family Sites) with shade ramadas over table
  • 2 Group campsites for up to 50 people
  • Picnic tables, fire pits with grills
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Nature trails
  • Visitor Center
  • Lifeguard headquarters, first aid station
  • Amphitheater
  • Dump station

Fees and Reservations

RV campsites with hookups:
  $60 Peak Season*
  $45 Non-peak season

Standard sites:
  $35 Peak Season*
  $25 Non-peak season

Group campsites: $200-$280

*Peak season is April - October

Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
San Clemente State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Crystal Cove State Park Campground


8471 N. Coast Hwy., south of Corona Del Mar and north of Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3539

Moro Campground Facilities

  • 58 family campsites total
  • 28 of them designated for RV or trailer up to 38' with water and electric hook-ups
  • 30 designated low impact1
  • Restrooms, showers, piped water, picnic tables
  • Dump station

1Low Impact = Soft-sided trailers, van conversions, or tents

Camping Fees and Reservations

Discounted Rates: November 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014 - $35 per night for standard sites, $55 for sites with hook-ups
Regular Rates: (Beginning May 1, 2014) $50 for standard site, $75 for site with hook-ups
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Crystal Cove State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

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

South Carlsbad State Beach Camping

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

Campground Facilities

  • Bluff-top campground
  • 222 campsites, tents, RVs and trailers limited to 35' or less
  • Some sites being converted to hook-up sites, but currently none have hook-ups
  • Restrooms, showers (tokens only)

Fees and Reservations

Premium Sites: $50
Standard Sites: $35
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
South Carlsbad State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Greater Area RV Campgrounds

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: $$

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA
949) 729-3863
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
RV Sites: 382 RV sites, tent sites
Amenities: Back Bay Bistro, banquet facilities, market place, pool and spa, watersports and beach rentals, playground, fitness center, laundry, restrooms, marina, boat launch
Rates: $$$$

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