South Carlsbad State Beach

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 7201 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 92011, San Diego, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7604383143
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Family And Kids, Sports And Recreation, Outdoors, Campgrounds And Rv Parks

South Carlsbad State Beach - Review

This three miles long beach is a 30 minutes drive north of San Diego along the Pacific Coast. Most of the interest is directed not at the beach, but at the South Carlsbad State Beach Campground. The campground park has picnic spots, ramps and over two hundred locations to camp for the night. The campground are on a bluff overlooking the sea. The bluff is slowly eroding away, so don't get too close to the edge. Narrow stairs lead down from the camp to the beach.

South Carlsbad State Beach Information

  • No dogs, alcohol, glass containers allowed.
  • There are no parking spaces near the campgrounds.
  • REstrooms are at South Ponto Beach parking lot.

South Carlsbad State Beach Ticket Prices

  • Camping fees apply.

South Carlsbad State Beach Hours

  • Camping check in is after 2pm.

How To reach South Carlsbad State Beach by Public Transport

  • Bus 101 stop Carlsbad Bl & Poinsettia Ln
  • Drive to here.
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in San Diego before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in San Diego and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for South Carlsbad State Beach

  • South Carlsbad State Beach Address: 7201 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 92011, San Diego, United States
  • South Carlsbad State Beach Contact Number: +1-7604383143
  • South Carlsbad State Beach Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • South Carlsbad State Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit South Carlsbad State Beach(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit South Carlsbad State Beach: 02:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Website:
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting South Carlsbad State Beach

  • 0.84% of people who visit San Diego include South Carlsbad State Beach in their plan

  • 42.11% of people start their South Carlsbad State Beach visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see South Carlsbad State Beach

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

87.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Carlsbad State Beach

People normally club together Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Terra Mar Point while planning their visit to South Carlsbad State Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

South Carlsbad State Beach Map

Enable Map

South Carlsbad State Beach Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Reviews

  • We tent camped here for three nights in August and it was mixed, some good some bad. You definitely can't beat the proximity to the beach and the beautiful sunsets. But, there was also plenty to disappoint. This is a very popular campground, so reserve as early as possible. Before you book your stay, make sure you have an account set up. The first time I tried to reserve on line, it made me register but didn't save my reservation while I created an account. By the time I finished creating my account, there were no sites left. Also, log on early and keep refreshing until you can book your site. It actually opens a few minutes early and if you try to start your reservation at the appointed time, there will be no spots left. The campground is easy enough to find and checking in is painless. There's a camp store and restrooms spread throughout the park. Access to the beach is easy. Signs indicate that no dogs are allowed on the beach, although we saw several dogs. They're were lots of surfers and body boarders, and we saw seals and pelicans on the water. So why only three stars? A few reasons. The park is squeezed on a tiny sliver of bluff between the beach and a busy arterial. The sound of loud traffic is constant, day and night. Make sure you get a beach side site, not road side. The park is also not particularly well kept. There was garbage in our site and the restrooms are run down. There were ants all over our site, getting in our tent. We moved our tent but it didn't help. There is an extra cost for showers, $1 for four minutes (a water saving measure, maybe?). I just expected a bit more. One last note about safety, kids ride bikes, skateboards, and scooters up and down the street at all hours. Helmet laws are not enforced and I'm amazed nobody gets hurt with all these kids riding around after dark. Drive carefully!

  • Lovely place to camp. The view is outstanding of the ocean if you camp on the ocean side. Bathrooms are very accessable. A favorite place of mine to camp. Reasonable prices on camping overnight and entrance fee. You may have to plan your stay months in advancement. Camp grounds fill up quickly.

  • Great place to camp. Beautiful sites of different sizes. Bathrooms and trash in accessible locations. Grocery stores and coffee places nearby. Great place for those visiting San Diego county and for locals. Beaches are beautiful - what else could you ask for?

  • Great place to camp! I love this spot. The prices are great and the location is beautiful! Showers and restrooms are easily accessible and very very clean. We will def be back next month for sure!

  • You can either get the beach view or the street view depending on what you want to pay per night. But either way you are close to the water. Bathrooms are fine. Pay showers. Don't try to park extra cars on the street somewhere outside. The thieves know and will break in. Fun, cheap place to hang out for a week or a few days.

Read all reviews
Attractions near South Carlsbad State Beach

Find places near South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego

  • Wells Fargo ATM 5617 Paseo Del Norte
    2.104 km away
  • Citibank ATM 901 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.614 km away
  • ATM 951 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.61 km away
  • Comerica Bank ATM 1000 Aviara Dr
    2.635 km away
  • Wells Fargo ATM 961 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.693 km away
  • Citibank ATM 6860 Avenida Encinas
    0.677 km away
View On Map
  • Chase Bank 7176 Avenida Encinas
    1.359 km away
  • Comerica Bank 1000 Aviara Dr
    2.613 km away
  • Wells Fargo Bank 961 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.781 km away
  • Union Bank 7188 Avenida Encinas
    1.4 km away
  • Everbank 5800 Armada Dr
    2.135 km away
  • Bank of America 5780 Fleet St
    2.185 km away
View On Map
  • Rite Aid 7100 Avenida Encinas
    1.159 km away
  • Price Rite Pharmacy 6010 Hidden Valley Rd
    2.335 km away
  • Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy 6860 Avenida Encinas
    0.674 km away
  • Bonnie W. Williams, PharmD 6860 Avenida Encinas
    0.666 km away
  • Krystyna M. Kajdas, R.Ph. 6860 Avenida Encinas
    0.637 km away
  • Drug & Device Regulatory 1013 Tulip Way
    2.423 km away
View On Map
  • Green Dragon Tavern & Museum 6115 Paseo Del Norte
    1.462 km away
  • Carlsbad Beach Bistro 6450 Carlsbad Blvd
    1.605 km away
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company 5801 Armada Dr
    2.044 km away
  • Islands 889 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.607 km away
View On Map
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 5613 Paseo Del Norte
    2.208 km away
  • TGI Friday's 890 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.693 km away
  • Carrows 5780 Fleet St
    2.194 km away
View On Map
  • Garden State Bagels 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.043 km away
View On Map
  • Corner Bakery Cafe 5617 Paseo Del Norte
    2.089 km away
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 965 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.769 km away
  • CB's Cupcakes 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    1.973 km away
  • Bonpastry 5600 Avenida Encinas
    2.113 km away
  • Marie Callender's 5980 Avenida Encinas
    1.765 km away
  • Miltons Baking Company 5875 Avenida Encinas
    1.861 km away
View On Map
  • Starbucks 965 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.73 km away
  • The Story Caffe 1350 Poinsettia Ln
    2.582 km away
  • Starbucks 7130 Avenida Encinas
    1.183 km away
  • Starbucks 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    1.977 km away
  • Daphne's California Greek 5780 Fleet St
    2.431 km away
  • Starbucks 7140 Avenida Encinas
    1.18 km away
View On Map
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 5617 Paseo Del Norte
    2.115 km away
  • Haagen-Dazs 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.075 km away
  • Sir Scoops A Lot 1 Legoland Dr
    2.336 km away
View On Map
  • Claim Jumper Restaurants 5958 Avenida Encinas
    1.822 km away
  • Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge 1 Ponto Rd
    1.147 km away
  • Carlsbad Ranch Market 6118 Paseo Del Norte
    1.408 km away
  • Skyline Cafe 5885 the Crossings Dr
    2.306 km away
  • Granny's Apple Fries 1 Legoland Dr
    2.336 km away
  • Windmill Banquet & Catering 890 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.754 km away
View On Map
  • Ruby's Diner 5630 Paseo Del Norte
    1.995 km away
  • St Tropez Bistro 7150 Avenida Encinas
    1.221 km away
  • Burger Lounge 961 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.702 km away
  • Seafire Restaurant + Bar 6030 Paseo Del Norte
    1.53 km away
  • Canyons 5800 the Crossings Dr
    2.801 km away
  • Twenty 20 Grill & Wine Bar 5480 Grand Pacific Dr
    2.812 km away
View On Map
  • Pick Up Stix 7150 Avenida Encinas
    1.23 km away
  • Wok 'N' Bowl 1 Legoland Dr
    2.264 km away
View On Map
  • Knights Table Barbecue 1 Legoland Dr
    1.949 km away
View On Map
  • In-N-Out Burger 5950 Avenida Encinas
    1.992 km away
  • McDonald's 5990 Avenida Encinas
    1.726 km away
  • Burger Stop 1 Legoland Dr
    2.321 km away
  • Castle Burger 1 Legoland Dr
    2.611 km away
  • Islands Restaurant 5750 Fleet St
    2.395 km away
  • Jerry's Wood Fire Grill 7040 Avenida Encinas
    1.094 km away
View On Map
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro 5621 Paseo Del Norte
    2.068 km away
  • Panda Express 5630 Paseo Del Norte
    2.037 km away
  • Panda Buffet 7040 Avenida Encinas
    1.058 km away
View On Map
  • Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen 6118 Paseo Del Norte
    1.403 km away
  • Subway 7110 Avenida Encinas
    1.584 km away
  • Subway 6020 Paseo Del Norte
    1.566 km away
  • Subway 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.142 km away
  • Subway Palomar Airport Rd
    1.601 km away
  • Deli Wishes 5365 Avenida Encinas
    2.474 km away
View On Map
  • El Pollo Loco 7120 Avenida Encinas
    1.15 km away
  • Taco Bell 6017 Paseo Del Norte
    1.562 km away
  • San Sai Japanese Grill 5600 Paseo Del Norte
    2.252 km away
  • Jack In The Box 7050 Avenida Encinas
    1.065 km away
  • Garden Restaurant 1 Legoland Dr
    2.336 km away
  • Wetzel's Pretzels 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.053 km away
View On Map
  • Greek Village Restaurant Taverna 6030 Paseo Del Norte
    1.533 km away
View On Map
  • Primo Pizza & Pasta 7110 Avenida Encinas
    1.153 km away
  • Pizza & Pasta Buffet 1 Legoland Dr
    2.497 km away
  • Kel Villa Fik 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.103 km away
  • Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen 5260 Paseo Del Norte
    2.123 km away
  • Bellefleur Restaurant 5610 Paseo Del Norte
    2.207 km away
  • Villa Pizza Express 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    1.978 km away
View On Map
  • Sushi Kuchi 7180 Avenida Encinas
    1.348 km away
  • Benihana 755 Raintree Dr
    0.917 km away
  • Todo Sushi 7180 Avenida Encinas
    1.359 km away
  • The Sushi Bus 5600 Avenida Encinas
    2.24 km away
  • Wasabi Bratwurst 866 Buttercup Rd
    1.376 km away
View On Map
  • Miguel's Cocina 5980 Avenida Encinas
    1.768 km away
  • Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.028 km away
  • Casablanca Restaurant 6030 Paseo Del Norte
    1.519 km away
  • Royal Plate 5600 Avenida Encinas
    2.231 km away
  • Copola Los Cabos 701 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.601 km away
  • Ice Cream Co. 6525 Camino Del Parque
    1.105 km away
View On Map
  • Sammy's Woodfired Pizza 5970 Avenida Encinas
    1.862 km away
  • Blaze Pizza 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.049 km away
  • Pizza Mania Legoland California
    2.385 km away
  • AP Franchise Group 5620 Paseo Del Norte
    2.054 km away
  • Ristorante Brickolini 1 Legoland Dr
    2.381 km away
  • Colors Gourmet Pizza 6106 Avenida Encinas
    1.434 km away
View On Map
  • Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe 7110 Avenida Encinas
    1.157 km away
  • King's Fish House 5625 Paseo Del Norte
    1.91 km away
View On Map
  • Paragon Steakhouse Restaurant 6484 Goldenbush Dr
    2.447 km away
View On Map
  • Sushi Island 956 Alyssum Rd
    1.912 km away
View On Map
  • Thai Le Minh Anh Tram 6890 Peach Tree Rd
    1.786 km away
View On Map
  • Veggie Grill 965 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.727 km away
View On Map
  • Chevron 850 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.843 km away
  • Mobil 899 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.621 km away
  • Chevron 7170 Avenida Encinas
    1.29 km away
  • Shell 665 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.646 km away
  • Palomar Shell 665 Palomar Airport Rd
    1.629 km away
  • Chevron 7170 Avenida Encinas
    1.286 km away
View On Map
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster Station 6511 Avenida Encinas
    0.687 km away
View On Map
  • Bed & Bay Residence Inn 5420 Carlsbad Blvd
    2.509 km away
  • 1st Colonial 5790 Fleet St
    2.151 km away
View On Map
Show More