Carlsbad, California 92008
33.10389 / -117.31861
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. Don’t forget to look before you book – we’ve JUST updated photos for all sites (in February, 2016).
The campground has 223 campsites with about 1/3 located on the bluff and 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. Also at the campground you’ll find a camp store, snack shop, amphitheater, hot showers, flush toilets and a snappy dump station. Some of the campsites have RV hookups, and all sites have a table, fire ring and grill.
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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.
The campground entrance is not accessible from Poinsettia Ave.
- BBQ Grills
- Camp Store
- Campsite Tables
- Drinking Water
- Dump Station
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Available
- Pets OK
- Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
- RV Hookups
- Snack Bar
- Bird Watching
- Water Sports
- Wildlife Viewing
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