South Carlsbad State Beach in San Diego County, features fantastic beaches with swimming, surfing, fishing and the famous evening jogs or strolls. The large bluff-top campground is very popular, and is often sold out during summer months. It is also one of the great, warm beach locations enjoyed by tourists who come to feel the sun.
The campground is located along the bluff and many of the camping spots have uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. Access to the beach is by wooden stair cases which drop you directly on the beach from the campground. There is a store and snack shop which has a fantastic view of the beach below. The beach offers day use as well as camping up to 30 days.
Please enjoy the campsite photos of South Carlsbad State Beach campground. We will continue to add more campsite photos of the campground if some are not available.
South Carlsbad State Beach stretches from La Costa Avenue north to Cannon Road and offers a large bluff-top campground that is very popular — especially in the summer. Most of the beach is located along rugged cliffs. There are some safe access points to the beach. You can find these where cars are parked on the small turnouts along the highway. Stairs lead to South Carlsbad State Beach, at the campgrounds and north of the campgrounds. Near its south end are jetties which form the entrance to the Batiquitos Lagoon.
The beach is located 3 miles south of Carlsbad on CARLSBAD BLVD.
Take INTERSTATE 5, exit PALOMAR AIRPORT ROAD.
Go west to CARLSBAD BLVD - SOUTH.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto ramp CARLSBAD BLVD. - SOUTH.
Merge onto CARLSBAD BLVD. - SOUTH, continue 1.6 miles to campground entrance.
7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
The campground entrance is not accessible from Poinsettia Ave.
Carlsbad is tucked amongst the northern county beach communities such as Oceanside and Cardiff. It features a great, somewhat old-fashioned downtown area you can shop and stroll around. In addition to antiques and small shops, you can spend a few bucks at the Carlsbad Outlet stores. Nearby towns are Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Encinitas with its famous Moonlight Beach.
The attractions include great hotels, Legoland Theme Park, San Diego Zoo and some wonderful hotels for those who just want to visit this great beach but have a desire (like us) to sleep in a cozy, comfy bed at a hotel or resort with all the amenities that make the trip seem especially nice.
If you think you're likely to get the urge for a bite to eat during your day at the beach, stick close to the north end by Carlsbad Village Drive; it's all residential and park land for many miles to the south. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon north of Cannon Road is home to a YMCA water sports camp, a private waterskiing concession and an experimental fish farming program.
The south end of South Carlsbad State Beach, also known as South Ponto Beach, has the best conditions for surfing. Surfing contests are held at Ponto from time to time. To the north is Carlsbad State Beach, the city's other major beach.