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

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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
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  • Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=660
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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.

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South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Reviews

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  • 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.

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