South Carlsbad Beach Campground

San Diego County

Carlsbad State Beach

South Carlsbad State Beach campground, San Diego County, CA

South Carlsbad Beach Campground

Southern California Beach Attractions

Visitors to Southern California beaches have so many places to explore and enjoy.

  • Surfing on some of the best waves in California at places like San Onofre, Black's Beach, and Tourmaline
  • Excellent pier fishing for a wide variety of fish at spots like Imperial Beach, Ocean Beach, and San Clemente
  • Enjoying strolling along glistening sand and watching the sunset at beaches like Coronado, Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Zuma
  • Watch top-rated beach volleyball competition at venues such as Manhattan Beach and Hermosa.
  • Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of destination beaches like Venice, Redondo, and Santa Monica
  • Watch surfing competitions at Huntington Beach, Salt Creek, Oceanside, and Coronado
  • Attend the San Clemente Ocean Festival and the Carlsbad Beach Fest held in July

South Carlsbad State Beach Campground

South Carlsbad State Beach is known for wide, sandy beaches and warm sunny days. South Carlsbad is 3 miles from the city of Carlsbad, stretching along the coast from Palomar Airport Avenue to La Costa Avenue. Nearby are Terramar Beach and Ponto Beach.

The campground recently added full hook-up sites to its array of camping choices. Premium sites overlook the ocean, while standard sites are slightly inland. A seasonal camp store is available. Access to the beach is by ramps or stairways. The hot showers are token operated.

Campground Basics
Location: 7201 Carlsbad Boulevard
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 215
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (760) 438-3143

Reservations available up to 7 months in advance, released in one month blocks on the 1st of each month
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Accessible Sites: #77, 87, 148, 153, 184
Fees: No hook-ups - $35-$50
Hook-ups - $60-$100
Reservations: South Carlsbad Beach Campground Reservations
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

South Carlsbad Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, some sites with full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, store
Showers: Hot showers
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: South Carlsbad Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Carlsbad City Beach, Carlsbad Seawall Promenade, bicycle rentals, Carlsbad Lagoon, South Ponto Beach, Legoland

General Camping Information

  1. Vehicles must be parked on the pavement within the campsite area.
  2. Fires must be in designated concrete fire rings only.
  3. Pets are not allowed on the beach. They must be in vehicle or tent at night.
  4. Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

Be careful when you make your reservation that your vehicles will fit within the space allowed at your site.

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