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South Carlsbad State Beach

32802 Valle 103 San Juan Capistrano Ca 92675, San Diego, CA 92008
+1 760-717-8227
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RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ocean side” (5 reviews)
“ponto beach” (2 reviews)
32802 Valle 103 San Juan Capistrano Ca 92675, San Diego, CA 92008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jmcguire1969
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

2  Thank 1HereNthere
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

Thank Passion4Travel4Life
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Really liked that we could spend time on the beach and have restrooms within walking distance. Well maintained beaches. Tide gets a little high.

Thank Christin A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Mediterranean climate at its' best .... in California. True coastal living, dinning, endorphin rush location!

Thank CanmoreGerry
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We came here camping most major holidays. The weather is nice year round. The campsite is close to civilization. The beach WAS nice and sandy, emphasizing on the "was". This time when we are there, the beach is full of rocks. Extremely difficult to walk...More

Thank bettywhill
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Southern California in February is a perfect way to get away from the cold! Carlsbad State beach has endless waves with limitless and a great place to watch surfers catch those waves !

Thank scpticktox
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Too many rocks, too much seaweed with too many flies. Great if you want to surf; not so much if you want to relax and read a book. Parking limited.

1  Thank Quuuzer
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Staying here for the the Thanksgiving holiday and have a beach site next to the stairs. The weather is amazing and the sound and site of the surf breathtaking but for $50 it is really just like parking along PCH. The campground only has ocean...More

Thank Kerri H
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20 January 2017|
Response from Kerri H | Reviewed this property |
It is open year round.