San Elijo State Beach

State Park

write a review
S Coast Highway 101
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
760-753-5091
Official Website

GPS: 33.0216, -117.2843

Last Price Paid: $50
Number of Sites: 171
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 66 ft
Max Length: 35 ft

13 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Page 1 of 2
Thumb 95102dd8 b48b 4e1a 8ea6 002f47ff4a1d
ourairstreamtrek

27 Airstream International Serenity
53 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 102

ourairstreamtrek would stay here again

“Not the Best State Park”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2018

Overall Rating

The location on the bluff is very cool. The sites are mix of dirt and asphalt. It’s a pretty good location for visiting all of the San Diego area attractions. The problem with the park is the noise (PCH and commuter trains) and the number of day use people that come off PCH. All of the beach goers park on PCH and then walk through the ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 146

Sue would stay here again

“Awesome”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

Overall Rating

We loved it. Just relaxed and watched dolphins swim by.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb 18809538 312965265792980 6118444074388160512 n
David
CA
28 Forest River
4 reviews
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 101

David would stay here again

“Beautiful ocean front with lots of people and noise”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

Overall Rating

I don't need to reiterate what many have already said in previous posts about the people, the noise & busyness of this location. That is all true. So are the comments on the beauty. This is a fabulous location with great amenities at the grounds as well as within walking distance. For me I would only give this three stars because o... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb m10a5403
Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA
2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB
2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
33 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 1

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“THE VIEW ... and a lot of other things”

Reviewed Jan 17, 2018

Overall Rating

There's a lot going for San Elijo State Beach. Yes, there's trains that come at all hours of the day and are so loud and sometimes shake the ground so much that it feels like they're coming through the campground. Yes, it's a very busy campground with surfers, trailers, dogs, etc. coming and going most of the day. Yes, it's right ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb 63c4c5ad 5bb3 4e93 9efc 7db82065bf74
Journeying Jacksons
Saint Augustine, FL
17 Salem Cruise Lite 171 RB XL
2017 Ford F-150 V8 4x4
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $60
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 12, 102

Journeying Jacksons would stay here again

“Beautiful location and walkability”

Reviewed Dec 18, 2017

Overall Rating

We originally planned to only stay one week, but luckily snagged a second week last minute as the California fires prevented us from moving on to our next destination. This campground was beautiful. You can’t really beat the proximity to the beach and ocean sunsets. It was a short walk to the grocery store and post office in Cardiff by... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


4 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2
“Great taco shack...noisy...beautiful”

Reviewed Nov 16, 2017

Overall Rating

Love the store and taco shack...love the ocean being so close...but seriously the noise at night is soooooo annoying. Trains galore!!!!! Get a spot by the ocean, not by the road and train track and it should be better.

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb image
David Kingham
SD
22 Northwood Nash 17k
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 90

David Kingham would stay here again

“Seriously noisy but killer location”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2017

Overall Rating

Like everyone else has said, between the trains, the kids, the tourists, it's what I would normally call a nightmare, but there's something about being camped right there next to the beach that sort of makes it okay. We came in on a Sunday during spring break without a reservation, and by some miracle got the one open spot because they... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb noodlyicon
A. Christensen
SD
Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 171

A. Christensen would stay here again

“Mostly good”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2017

Overall Rating

I managed to get the last available spot on rather short notice, and it overlooked the beach and ocean. Good for the view, harsh for the wind. They probably could've used more staff to keep the restrooms cleaner and the vegetation trimmed back. The number post for my site was hidden in the weeds. Someone said the sites are close, but m... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb img 0370
BoardGamesOnBoard
VA
20 Pleasure-Way Lexor TS
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $58
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 051

BoardGamesOnBoard would stay here again

“Great park right next to the beach”

Reviewed Mar 11, 2017

Overall Rating

We were able to get one of the spots directly overlooking the ocean. There is a chain link fence protecting you from falling over the edge of the dunes. You can walk down the nearby steps and stroll on the beach. My only complaint is that the roads are very narrow, and even our 27 foot RV could not avoid going over a curb when we... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb awning bw
wanderingnation

30 Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Bunkhouse
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 125

wanderingnation would stay here again

“Beach but close together”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2016

Overall Rating

As other have stated this is definitely not a peaceful getaway campground. We were searching for the ocean and not solitude so it worked well for us. If you are a surfer you will love this place but even if you aren't it is great to watch them enjoying themselves. Sites are extremely close together and the length limit is 35ft s... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Page 1 of 2
1 review not included in the overall rating
The reviews below are not up to Campendium's standards for quality and reliability and therefore are not counted toward the overall star rating. Please see our FAQ page for more information.
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
“Use a pull out. ”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

Overall Rating

Not worth the money

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Have you written a blog post
about San Elijo State Beach?

Share it here!

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • view sites
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

Nearby

Surf and turf rv park
Surf &Turf RV Park
RV Park
Del Mar, California
Del mar fairgrounds
Del Mar Fairgrounds
County Park
Del Mar, California
Trailer Rancho RV Park
RV Park
Encinitas, California
South carlsbad state beach
South Carlsbad State Beach
State Park
Carlsbad, California
Paradise by the sea rv resort
Paradise By The Sea RV Resort
RV Park
Oceanside, California
Oceanside rv park
Oceanside RV Park
RV Park
Oceanside, California
Escondido RV Resort
RV Park
Escondido, California