San Elijo State Beach

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

GPS: 33.0216, -117.2843

Last Price Paid: $60
Number of Sites: 171
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 66 ft
Max Length: 35 ft

20 people have reviewed this location.

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Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 139

Portuguese waterdogs would stay here again

“Summer requires booking 6 months in advance ”

Reviewed Jun 14, 2019

Overall Rating

Major train track construction has completed with a 90% reduction in whistle blowing at the crossing. San elijo state beach is dog friendly (leashing required) but not at the campground beach . Primitive camping has water facets and bath/shower house ($1 for 2 minutes). Beach access at campground is via various stairs. Sites near t... more

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afdahl
Bainbridge Island, WA 24' Airstream Interstate Grand Tour
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $60
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 107
“Awesome location to town & beach... too noisy. ”

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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We booked a standard site for $35/night but when we arrived we decided to splurge for FHU’s... costing an extra $25/night. For $60/night this is just OK. We were here visiting a friend who lives up the road in Encinitas - we aren’t surfers so the beach wasn’t enough of a distraction from ALL THE HORRIBLE NOISE. Seriously, bring your... more

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SDC
AZ 22' Airstream 2005 Safari Ford F-150
1 review
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 152

SDC would stay here again

“If you want to camp near the ocean there’s gonna be people...and trains”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2019

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Reserved a sea side spot for three days early in the week. Recommend the north end camp sites - they are roomier, fewer camping sites, generally quieter. Cardif Beach is walking distance and allows pooches!

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4bars
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10 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 42

Guyncognito would stay here again

“Views!”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2019

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We got lucky and got three nights here the same day we showed up without reservations. We had an "inland" site but we still had a great view of the water. The sound of crashing waves all day and night is magical. There is a train that rolls through often and it has to blow its horn at the intersection nearby. It is very loud. Other tha... more

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3bars
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Genbb
BC, Canada 31' Fleetwood Jamboree
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 151

Genbb would stay here again

“Surf's up! ”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2019

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After 4.5 months on the road, this was our favorite spot. We got a premium site with ocean view. Just WoW! I could watch my husband surf from the RV. It was a great location if you are surfing and traveling with kids- you don't need to make it a day trip to go to the beach.

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Wanderland Travelers
SD 33' Fleetwood Bounder
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 133

Wanderland Travelers would stay here again

“Our Favorite Spot in San Diego County”

Reviewed Feb 07, 2019

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Yes it's busy, yes the Coaster and Amtrak trains go by frequently blaring their horns (which are awesome options to get to the heart of San Diego, btw) but this is still one of our favorite spots. It's beautiful on the bluffs and you can access one of the very few dog beaches right from the campground (at the southern end) -- it's a fa... more

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ForeverGlamping
Groveland, FL 34' Airstream Excella Ford F250
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 145

ForeverGlamping would stay here again

“Popular Beach Camping!”

Reviewed Feb 02, 2019

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I made reservations 6 months in advance to get a site overlooking the water. Site 145 accommodated our 34' foot Airstream, but did require some up on curb driving, there is a loop in front of this spot which allows for more room to back up. The site was big enough, but will test your driving skills, hey it's worth it to camp on the bea... more

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ourairstreamtrek
CO 27' Airstream 27FB International Serenity Ford F250
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

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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

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 146

Sue would stay here again

“Awesome”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

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

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Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 101

David would stay here again

“Beautiful ocean front with lots of people and noise”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

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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

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5bars
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Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
“Use a pull out. ”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2018

Overall Rating

Not worth the money

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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

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