Limekiln State Park Campground

Monterey County

Limekiln Beach

Limekiln State Park Campground, Big Sur, CA

Limekiln State Park Campground

Santa Cruz - Monterey Beach Attractions

Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast.

  • Surfing is popular at Santa Cruz's famous Steamer Lane as well as to the south at Carmel
  • Excellent pier fishing can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz's well developed wharf as well as at the popular Seacliff Beach pier and concrete ship.
  • For wildlife and scenery, Point Lobos State Park leads the list. There are also many more wonders to be enjoyed all the way down the Big Sur coast.
  • Attend the Begonia Festival on Labor Day weekend at Capitola Beach
  • Gaze at the beautiful waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns as it cascades onto the beach.
  • Picnic, surf, and relax at Sand Dollar Beach.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Do not feed or leave food out for wildlife
  2. Dogs are not permitted on trails or the beach. At night they must be confined to a tent or vehicle.
  3. Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

Limekiln State Park Campground

Limekiln State Park is along the southern Big Sur coast, 56 miles south of Carmel. The 711-acre park's main attractions include Limekiln Beach and 100-foot Limekiln Falls. The small, partially rocky beach is tucked between steep cliffs and falls under the shadow of the highway bridge. Although not a safe swimming beach, it is a popular stopping spot for picnics, sightseeing, and watching the sunset.

Limekiln State Park has 27 campsites. Ten sites for small RVs, trailers, and tents are close to the beach and nearly under the bridge. Campers there enjoy the sound of the surf at night. Except for 3, most of those campsites are packed close together. Seventeen, more attractive, tent-only sites are set back from the ocean among the redwoods along Limekiln Creek. A narrow approach road means that the park cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 24 feet.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 1, 56 miles south of Carmel and 2 miles south of Lucia
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 27
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (805) 434-1996

Reservations available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival.
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length Trailers - 15 feet
RVs - 24 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $35 per night
Reservations: Limekiln SP Campground Reservations
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

Limekiln Campground Amenities
Campsites: picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage locker
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Limekiln SP Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Limekiln Beach, Falls Trail, Hare Creek Trail, Kilns Trail to the four historic limekilns; nearby Kirk Creek Beach, Sand Dollar Beach, and Jade Cove

Limekiln State Park Campground, Big Sur, CA

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