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 Opening and Closing 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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Things to Know Before Visiting South Carlsbad State Beach

  • 2.96% of people who visit San Diego include South Carlsbad State Beach in their plan

  • 38.03% of people start their South Carlsbad State Beach visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

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

Monday, Thursday and Friday

72.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Carlsbad State Beach

People normally club together Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Qualcomm Stadium while planning their visit to South Carlsbad State Beach.

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South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Reviews

  • This place pretty awesome for RV camping right off the beach. Location we have was in a optimal spot for overlooking the ocean and catching Good sunset. Easy access to the beach. Only down side was we were right across from the camp host and they were a grumpy couple that came of as very Uppity. He made a few negative remarks about my older truck and came over more than a few times to make sure we understood the rules. Other than that this place was awesome I would recommend this anybody looking to do some beach camping either for tent or RV. Book well ahead of time as the spaces fill up quick .

  • Easily one of my favorite places to camp and relax by the ocean. I’ve been at least 4 times now and every time has been a good experience. Neighbors are always kind and respectful. I also enjoy speaking with the staff. They are all very courteous and easy to talk to.

  • Fun in the sun. Beach has a lot of rocks but you can walk a bit and find some cool spots. Camp grounds are kept clean and have plenty of amenities fire pits, bench, showers, local mart has everything you need for camping here. Took my kids and we had a blast. Make sure to reserve a spot months in advance.

  • The beach is clean and crowded. You do have to climb down a staircase so plan accordingly. The campsites are well kept and fit a at least 2 small/mid trailers. The showers and bathrooms are not filthy but not clean (bring own soap). And wath out for the squirrels they get in everything that is not locked up.

  • Lovely place, I'm just kinda upset they didn't allow dogs on the beach. They have good reason but I was looking forward to seeing how my dog reacted to the beach for the first time. Oh well.

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