Welcome to the coastal paradise of South Carlsbad State Beach Campground, where the sun, sand, and surf await you. Nestled along the stunning Southern California coastline, this campground offers a quintessential beach camping experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep connection to the ocean.
Situated just steps away from the pristine sandy shores, South Carlsbad State Beach Campground invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the rhythmic sound of crashing waves and the salty breeze that whispers tales of adventure. The campground’s prime location allows you to wake up to breathtaking sunrises and fall asleep to the gentle lullaby of the ocean.
Whether you’re pitching a tent, parking your RV, or seeking the comforts of a cozy cabin, South Carlsbad State Beach Campground has the perfect accommodation for you. Each site is carefully designed to provide a balance of privacy and convenience, allowing you to make the most of your coastal getaway.
The beach is the main attraction at South Carlsbad, offering endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. Spend your days lounging on the soft sand, soaking up the sun, and building sandcastles with your loved ones. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting waters or grab a surfboard and catch some waves at one of Southern California’s most beloved surfing destinations.
For those seeking adventure beyond the shore, the campground provides easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Lace up your hiking shoes and explore the scenic trails that wind along the cliffs, providing breathtaking views of the coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins playing in the surf or migrating whales majestically passing by during certain times of the year.
As the sun sets over the horizon, gather around a crackling bonfire and let the warmth of the flames create a cozy atmosphere. Share stories, laughter, and savor delicious s’mores as you create lasting memories with family and friends. The campground offers modern amenities including clean restrooms, picnic areas, and convenient access to fresh water.
South Carlsbad State Beach Campground is more than just a place to stay—it’s a coastal sanctuary where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature’s beauty. So pack your sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and embark on an unforgettable beach camping adventure. Reserve your spot at South Carlsbad State Beach Campground today and let the waves carry you to bliss.
South Carlsbad State Beach Campground in Carlsbad California offers tent and RV campers a unique place to spend a couple nights adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Situated on a bluff-top with stairs leading to the beach the small campground offers full and primitive hookup camping for RVs and tents. RVs are limited to 35′ in length.
Restrooms with running water are available. Sites are on dirt with pull aside and backin options available. A popular destination reservations are recommended. The beautiful beach is the main draw with sunning, surfing and playing in the sand a few steps from camp. On the inland side of the park is PCH = a constants stream of traffic.
The state park recently repaved and realigned the roads making navigation easier.
Pets - Allows pets to stay. Special rules will likely apply so check with park regarding the pet rules. If you like camping with pets this campground or RV park is an option. Electric - Offers electric service to the sites. This electric service may be 20 amp, 30 amp, or 50 amp and may or may not be available at all campsites. Our information, reviews and photos suggest that if you have an electric powered device this destination has electric service available. Water - Water hookups or water fill locations. Water is available here for your drinking pleasure. Tents - Provides camping options for tent campers. If you will be sleeping in a tent this location likely has a site to accommodate you. Full-hookups - Offers full hookup amenities at the site. Full hookups including water, electric and sewer service at particular campsites. Sewer - Provides sewer connections at some or all of the campsites. Sewer hookups allow you to drain your gray and black water tanks. If you need a campsite with sewer hookups this campground or RV park offers them. Pull-thru - Provides pull thru style RV campsites. Pull thrus allow RV owners to more easily park without backing up. Pull thru sites are available at this location. Back-in - Back-in sites available. Have no fear you can back it in here. Bathrooms - Bathrooms available. If you are looking for a campground or RV park with bathrooms including toilets or restrooms reviews and our data show that this location has you covered. Dogs - Allows pets including dogs. Our information, reviews or photos suggest that dogs are allowed at this park. Be mindful of rules and call ahead for any breed or quantity restrictions. Public Park - Publicly managed. This campground or RV park is a public park managed by a state, federal, or municipal agency. Generally these types of parks have stricter rules on camping. Fishing - Fishing on site or close by. If you are an angler who likes to fish this destination may be the right place for you to camp. When fishing be aware of local laws regarding fishing regulations and licenses. Dirt - Dirt camping pads. The information, reviews and photos we have reviewed suggest that the campsites are dirt, gravel, rock or some form of material that is not grass or concrete. Dirt sites are not a bad thing just a factual thing. Bring some mats for the dirt. Video - Video available for viewing. Videos provide a more intimate look at a location to discover if the campground or RV park is right for your next camping trip. Family Friendly - Family friendly. This can include scheduled activities, playgrounds, game rooms or simply a family friendly camping environment. If you are looking for a family friendly RV park or campground this one may fit the bill. Hiking - Hiking opportunities immediately from the campground or within a very close distance. If you like to hike, explore on foot or even jog/ run this RV park or campground has access to hiking trails. Biking - Easy access for cyclists looking to ride bikes. Our information, reviews and data show that this destination either has bike trails passing through the park or the surrounding area is suitable for bicycle riding. Remember to always wear a helmet and check with the locals on trail and road conditions. Pull-In - Pull-in style RV sites. These sites generally are best suited to RV coaches with a windshields. Pull-in can include pull thru sites or sites designed specifically to pull nose in and back out to leave. Scenic - Offers scenic views of the surrounding area. If you want to camp in a RV park or campground with scenic views this one fits the mold. Firepits - Our information, reviews or photos suggests has fire pits available for campfires. Fire pits may be available at all sites or select sites. Big Rig - For big rig or larger RVs. If you have a bus conversion, long trailer or fifth wheel and are looking for a RV park or campground with sites that will fit your rig this may be a suitable location. Walking Trail - Access to a walking trail or walking area. If you want to stretch the legs this location has opportunities to do so. Trails - Onsite or immediate access to recreational trails. The trail may be a multi-use paved path or dirt hiking trail but should be suitable to recreational movement. If you want trails this place has them. Showers - Provides shower facilities onsite. If you need to take a shower and didn't bring your own along, or don;t like yours, this RV park or campground has shower facilities Primitive - Offering primitive sites. Primitive sites may have varied amenities available but our definition of primitive campsite means it does not have electric, water or sewer hookups available. The majority of tent sites are primitive in nature. Dump Station - On-site dump station for draining sewage tanks. Our information, reviews or photos suggest that this spot has a dump station available. Fees may be charged for dump station use; contact the location office or manager for information and rules about the dump station. Swimming - Offers swimming opportunities. Swimming may be available at a pool, a swim lake, in the river, or a dedicated swim area. If you are camping here bring the swim trunks along. Open - Open sky above your site. There are sites with no shade or obstruction offering an open sky setting for RV satellite tv signal or star gazing. State Park - Operated by or located within a public state park. State parks tend to be more outdoorsy in style of camping. If you want to camp in a state park this campground or RV park offers that ability. Kayaking - Access to kayaking opportunities. Kayaking can performed in rivers, lakes, ponds and the ocean. Know before you go but this campground or RV park has access to kayaking opportunities. Tourist - Provides facilities for tourists. Generally these campgrounds are located near points of interest or are designed to accommodate novice campers and RV travelers. If you are a tourist this location may be right for you. Group - Providing group camping areas. Group campsites and group camping allow for larger gatherings to take place within the campground or RV park. Paved - Paved roads or site pads. Pavement can be asphalt, concrete or paver stones. Minimizing dust and capable of supporting large heavy RVs this RV park or campground has pavement. Destination - Destination in the fullest sense of the word. Our information or reviews suggest that this campground or RV park is a place people go to to stay at... People want to be here. If you are here then post photos and reviews to brag to others! Public Parking - Provides public parking. This applies to both public and private parks. If the campground or RV park allows non-guests to park in the location. Park - Within a public park or park like setting. If you want a park to camp at this RV park and campground may suit your needs. Pads - Providing some form of a concrete, paved or stone parking pad or patio. If you seek a pad to park on or a concrete patio outside your door this RV park or campground may be a choice. Beach - At or on the beach. Remember to bring the sunscreen, towel or maybe the surf board to this location. Reviews, information and our data show that this location is at or near the beach and is an option for campers looking to camp at the beach. Urban - Situated within an urban setting. Urban parks are generally close to shopping, dining and fuel. If you want to be close to a city this urban location fits the mold. Regional Park - May be a city, county or state style park. Regional park campgrounds are publicly operated and generally have stricter rules regarding camping. Ocean - Immediate or close by access to an ocean. If you want to camp near the ocean this campground or RV park has you covered. Camp near the ocean here. Surfing - Within close proximity to a surfing location. If you like to surf the waves and want to camp where you can surf this campground or RV park may be a good choice.