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South Carlsbad State Beach

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Address: San Diego, CA
Activities: Camping, Swimming
Description: RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this...
RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
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Camping on beach, great facilities

Absolutely loved this place, sad it is so popular. Hard to get reservations, we tried 6 months in advance and could only get 5 nights, but well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson, Arizona
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203 reviews 203 reviews
30 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Absolutely loved this place, sad it is so popular. Hard to get reservations, we tried 6 months in advance and could only get 5 nights, but well worth it.

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Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had a great time at this park. Stayed 3 nights oceanfront... Spectacular view. Watched waves, surfers and birds while sipping wine. Park Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Other campers very friendly. A variety of tents, campers and RVs. Lots of restaurants and stores within a couple miles. Highly recommend this place!

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was a real treat to camp on the cliffs. The beach is great, the waves were fun and the beers were plentiful. Make sure you bring plenty of wood to burn. Also, they will absolutely note let you check in prior to the 2pm check in time, so don't waste the energy. Also a second car will cost $15... More 

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690 reviews 690 reviews
366 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Better option than Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach or Mission Beaches! Much more relaxed ... decent waves for surfing and in general well maintained.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My nine year old had a blast . Told me he did not know it had such nice beaches in the USA being used to the warn waters in the Caribbean isles where we live .

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Chino Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The walk to this beach is short and you can use the equipment from the resort. We got lucky and had the front parking space and luckily we had our beach equipment.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,125 reviews 1,125 reviews
529 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Gorgeous place to run, walk, surf, or just spend the day on the beach. What a beautiful place! I highly recommend a visit here. It's just too stunning to pass up!

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Whittier, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wow this campground is amazing. Right on the cliffs of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Camp sites are rural. No Electric or Water in the site. There are clean showers and flushing toilets through the campground. New to the campground are full hook up spots. Very clean and big. The walk to the beach is quick. Either a ramp that puts... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The sand was clean with very little seaweed. If you want to surf or boogie board, it's a great place to do that (especially for beginners like my son). There is beach parking however it fills up pretty quickly so get there early. There is a small fee to park. Has restroom facilities and a shower to wash off before... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

very nice and family beach. We spent a day there and we loved it. Good and quiet to go with kids. There are some stones in the beach, good to play with!!

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