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Gorgeous bluff-top campsites overlooking the ocean. On-site security during the day but not at night in April, so a bit intimidating because anybody can go in there. Not far from malls, shops, theaters. Convenience store on site. Fire pit and picnic table in each site...More
parking can sometimes be chancy, however, don't miss this Carlsbad jewel. wide beaches, good surf, easy access. the sand is soft and clean. not much in the way of nearby amenities, so bring all you need. family friendly
I've been camping at South Carlsbad State Beach for over 20 years now, and still consider it to be the very best beach camping experience in Southern California. The bluff sites are by far superior to the inland sites and are worth every penny of...More
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
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 harder to get in, especially on a weekend. But it's one of my favorite places to camp, so it's worth the challenge!