South Carlsbad State Beach

State Park

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7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-3143
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GPS: 33.1002, -117.3182

Last Price Paid: $50
Number of Sites: 222
Max Length: 35 ft

11 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3bars
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Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 002
“Great views stupid people”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2018

Overall Rating

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
AT&T 4G/LTE

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
156 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
33 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

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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
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T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA
16 Airstream Bambi Sport
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 1

Dick Tony would stay here again

“Wonderful bluff views but highway adjacent”

Reviewed Jan 26, 2018

Overall Rating

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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4 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 186
“Cramped and noisy”

Reviewed May 25, 2017

Overall Rating

Upon arrival, I was greeted by incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Having no reservation, they quickly found me an unreserved space for the night. Upon arriving at the actual site, I discovered that they gave me what might be the best, most private space yet I still feel I'm camping on top of my neighbors as if in some crappy highwa... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Bob And Barb T
Bozeman, MT
28 Airstream International Signature CCD
2013 Ford F150
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $55
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 201

Bob And Barb T would stay here again

“Can't beat the views!”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2017

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Another excellent California State Beach campground. The views are great, the facilities are not great but serviceable (I'm not towing an 8000 pound trailer around to use public toilets and showers). We stayed on a site that backs up to the ocean and it did have pretty good privacy with vegetation on both sides. Only downside to our si... more

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TinCanPlan
Austin, TX
27 Airstream CCD International
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 146
“Crowded, Rowdy, but the Beach is Pretty”

Reviewed May 15, 2016

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We stayed here for a week recently and was kind of shocked to find a rather lack luster campground when we arrived. It's super cramped with no real divider between you and the camper next to you. People come here to party, which good for them, but if you are full timers and just looking for a quiet place to spend a week, this might not... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
5bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Cliff Day
CA
32 Coachman Pursuit
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 151

Cliff Day would stay here again

“Camp right next to ocean”

Reviewed Apr 13, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a state park situated on a bluff overlooking the beach and ocean. There are steps to access the beach. Beautiful view. The park is fairly compact but the sites are reasonable size and level. No problems for my 32' class A. Very few hookups. I dry camped with no issues. There is a dump station and potable water. The campground... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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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