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RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
32802 Valle 103 San Juan Capistrano Ca 92675, San Diego, CA 92008
+1 760-717-8227
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We spent a few hours at South Carlsbad State Beach this afternoon. We were able to find parking right on the beach just off the road. The ocean breezes felt real good and the water was warmer than usual, and we saw lots of boogie...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Stairs lead down to the beach from the street. It is relatively unremarkable and has none of the bells and whistles that places like Laguna Beach has. But, the sand is expansive (3 miles long) and seemed to be a favorite with surfers as the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you like camping within view and earshot of a busy city boulevard with views of businesses, residences, rail lines, power poles & lines, etc, this is the vacation spot for you!! AND, you get to pay $50 a night for it! AND, your camping...More

Date of experience: January 2018
10  Thank ElenaM12
Reviewed 18 February 2018

BE WARNED: 1) The park address may take you to a different spot if you follow your GPS! 2) Check-in time is 2 p.m. FIRM -- don't even try to arrive earlier. 3) You can only enter from the north, so plan accordingly. All that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 10 February 2018

What a fantastic campground! We saw everything from Huge Class As to tent campers who arrived on bikes. I was worried about sound from the road running behind the campground, but it was quiet at night. There are bathrooms and showers on site, both clean...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank originalamb
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

After spending 4 days at the beach on January, we had windy, cold weather, and beautiful sunny but still cold weather. South Carlsbad is great, but difficult to get in to, especially in the summer. Being up on the bluff gives a beautiful view of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Timanddianne
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Been living in Colorado for 18 years now so even our December trips require beach days. Sand between the toes and a few chilly dunks in the 60 degree water will always stimulate the senses and make you miss the ocean. This day we saw...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jmcguire1969
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Worst State Park in the US. Trash and dog poop everywhere, homeless people living there full time, 4 RVs to a space packed in, generators running 24/7 , radios blasting, drunk people screaming and drag racing down the street. Camp host and other park employees...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank matman802018
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Was lucky to score a double full hookup site facing the beach this past weekend. Not an easy thing to do, even in the winter. Site 220 had the most beautiful views, it was amazing. We were able to see dolphins, surfers and even a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Extraordinary806577
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A great place to set up a little area & enjoy the ocean as well as the beach. The surf provided great boarding opportunities. The beach & ocean offered a great escape from triple digit heat. The negatives were the lack of parking, sticks of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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28 March 2018|
Response from Timanddianne | Reviewed this property |
There is basically one campground; depends on the time of year as to what sites are open. Beach side spots are the best if you can get one. We usually reserve 6 months ahead of time to get a site in January;summers are even... More
14 March 2018|
Response from kidsrus21 |
We are coming here next week the 27, 28th 29th 30th. I am looking for a camping spot. I have never been here before. kidsrus21
28 December 2017|
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