South Carlsbad State Beach

State Park

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7201 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-438-3143 Reservations: 800-444-7275 Official Website

GPS: 33.1002, -117.3182

Last Price Paid: $65
Number of Sites: 222
Elevation: 53 ft
Max Length: 35 ft

15 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
5bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: $65
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 63

Coolparrot would stay here again

“Great location and views! ”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

Overall Rating

The good; location, views, bathrooms/showers, beach access, clean beach. The Bad; Over priced, VERY difficult to get a site (esp on the beach side), traffic and train noise, allot of theft (lock up your stuff), on the weekends there is allot of partying going on. Just sayin', now they charge for the dump station but that's CA taxation... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 67
“best campground by the beach in cali”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

Overall Rating

You have got to stay here best place and no more walking up and down the stairs from h*ll if you stay at this end. no hookups at the end but dump tank is 100 feet away bathrooms are pretty good. best thing dog beach at this end and wildlife reserve with a channel you can actually surf when tide goes out. walking to stores and neat ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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HoneyBear
Denver, CO 25' Coachmen Freedom Express Ford F350
1 review
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 183

HoneyBear would stay here again

“Amazing view from cliffs overlooking the beach”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2019

Overall Rating

Coming from Colorado, this was a really magical experience for me. I was in site 183, and it is right up against the cliff. The site seemed a little bigger than some of the surrounding sites, and had convenient access across the road to bathrooms and a shower (with tokens $1/4minutes). Sometimes I worry, being this close to faciliti... more

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 99

Natalie would stay here again

“Loud road noise”

Reviewed Nov 16, 2018

Overall Rating

We turned up 40min before 2pm check in and were turned away despite there being free sites. Do not get there before 2pm because they are very strict about this. They told us it would be easy to park along the beach a few miles down which was not possible. We ended up parking at the outlet mall which cost my husband more money. Our si... more

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 002
“Great views stupid people”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2018

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Used to camp here as kids, we remember it being a lot more strict. The park has great views, especially the premium spots. The only issue we had were people speeding passed our camp. Some literally at freeway speeds. For a camp filled with little children, this ruined the campground for us. The camp should either patrol more or install... more

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2bars
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WatsonsWander
Airstream Safari Toyota Tundra
166 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 55

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“It's all about that ocean view!”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2018

Overall Rating

At first glance, this campground has some negatives. There's the busy road that runs past, the lack of privacy at sites, and the fact that with no power hook-ups you will inevitably be subjected to the roar of your neighbor's monster generator powering their TV/coffee maker/microwave (it's called camping people). But then there's the v... more

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5bars
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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA 2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB 2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 68

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“Oceanfront camping at it's finest, and quieter than San Elijo SB”

Reviewed Jan 26, 2018

Overall Rating

After coming up from staying at San Elijo SB for a week, we didn't think it could get better, but in many ways South Carlsbad has many things better than San Elijo. We managed to find a last-minute Oceanfront site for 5 nights Sun-Thur and cancelled our reservations at Crystal Cove SP so we could be even closer to the ocean. 1. Trains... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA 16' Airstream
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 1

Dick Tony would stay here again

“Wonderful bluff views but highway adjacent”

Reviewed Jan 26, 2018

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I've stayed here several times. It's great for what it is: A beach-and-highway adjacent campground. Sites and facilities are always tolerably clean. The campground is almost always full, the weather is almost always great, and the sunsets are almost always spectacular. Campers here regularly cram quite a bit of equipment onto rela... more

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4bars
Verizon 3G

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mongo
Chicago, IL 33' Winnebago Sightseer 2017 Nissan Versa
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 177

mongo would stay here again

“Great beach location ”

Reviewed Dec 10, 2017

Overall Rating

The focus of this spot is the beach. You can ride a bike or run on the path along the road, too. There are surfers everywhere, and it’s great entertainment. As far as the campground: Bathrooms and showers are clean. Showers take tokens, which is an inconvenience, but they are easily obtained. The water is hot and pressure is good. ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16
“Locals camp here! ”

Reviewed Nov 02, 2017

Overall Rating

We wanted to be by the beach - the view is forever although through a chain link fence due to the steep bluff you are camping on. There are a few beach access stairs and dirt ramps for walking down. Site 16 was pretty private with a hedgerow on either side so you couldnt see the people in the sites next to you. Was also across fro... more

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4bars
AT&T 3G

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South Carlsbad & San Clemente State Beaches - WatsonsWander

February 25 – March 4 Almost immediately after changing course for the coast we started looking for open sites at the string of state beach campgrounds that line the southern California coast....

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Connectivity:
  • wifi: free
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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