Located in Northern San Diego County, San Elijo State Beach (campground) is a great location along the Southern California coast where swimming, surfing, camping and picnicking are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.
Boasting beautiful Mediterranean-type weather most of the year, this 171-site campground sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean with easy access to a large and beautiful sandy beach. The ocean temps are warm (averaging mid 70s in the summer), the surf break is world famous, there’s probably a dozen great restaurants within walking distance and most all of San Diego’s most popular attractions are with a 45 minute drive. Other outdoor recreation includes beach combing, body boarding, swimming, fishing, kayaking, biking and wildlife viewing (including migrating whales at certain times during the year). The campground has 171 campsites (about 1/3 right on the bluff with unobstructed ocean views), hot showers, flush toilets, a camp store, restaurant, amphitheater, dump station and even a ‘doggie beach’. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Some campsites have RV hookups.
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Season: Year round.
SAN ELIJO STATE BEACH
2050 S. Coast Highway 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
San Elijo State Beach extends along Coast Highway 101, 3/4 mile north from San Elijo Lagoon's entrance channel, near the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Exit Interstate 5 at Encinitas Blvd., head WEST. Turn LEFT on So. Coast Hwy. Follow the Coast Hwy. south, about 2 miles. The campground entrance is not accessible from Poinsettia Ave.