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San Elijo State Beach Campground

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 5-night stay at San Elijo State Beach Campground and are already planning and plotting our vacation for next September. This campground has a wonderful Southern California surf vibe with most people here with surfboards and boogie boards in tow. I can't even tell you how wonderful it was to wake up just before sunrise, make a... More

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This camp ground is great for kids and adults we stayed in site 13 with full hook ups and a beach view. The beach is clean and the waves are small and good for the kids to learn how to surf. The campsite is located on a bluff above the beach so access to the beach is mostly stairs. They... More

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We lucked out 3x from leveraging off friend's reservations and most recently scoring our own reservations back from Jan/Feb 2014 for staying here in August. Each and every time was great fun for our family. The beach is just down a set of stairs. there is a restaurant and store on site. As it is a state beach, there is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Camped here many times, but finally got a good spot! The upper campgrounds require a walk thru the campground or down a flight of stairs to reach the beach, and some have RV hookups. The lower sites are closer to the beach. The campground is pretty clean, plenty of restrooms and showers. The beach is pretty shallow, with decent surfing... More

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Santee, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When my wife tried to talk me into this place I'm like- no hookups? She's like 'it's on the beach', I'm like - so is San Felipe and there are hookups there. So we camped, and I could care less about hookups. There's lots of restrooms, showers, and most of all THE BEACH. It's a clean beach, beautiful with free... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We wanted hookups with our R.V. Getting hookups at San Elijo State Beach, or any SoCal State Beach is very difficult as you must use Reserve America to make reservations. Type in Reserve America into your favorite browser, and you'll see the problems associated with this company. You must reserve 6 months in advance. Spots with hookups usually are taken... More

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sussex
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had booked an oceanside rv spot and were shocked to find ourselves without water or electricity. The initial welcome too was a little perfunctory. In every other respect the site was very good. The store provided nachos at a very reasonable price. The beach was stunning and the crashing waves left us largely oblivious to the train noise.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Aside from the close proximity to the city, San Elijo is beautiful, nice soft sands, beautiful sunsets, great bluff for taking pics of stars ...but don't expect any kind of r&r...the trains wake me up every time. It's 3:46am and I'm on TripAdvisor...why?!? Cuz I can't sleep!!!!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This campground is right next a highway and railway!! The train runs till mid night from early morning. A lot of traffic going on the highway. 5 mins walk, you can find Starbucks, grocery store, restaurants and so on. Flash toilet is cool, the view is great, but doesn't worth for over $50. I didn't even feel like camping here.... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Awesome surf, clean beaches, great hole in the wall restaurant. Reserve early. As in 7 months prior to when you want to go the moment they open up the "block" for reservations to get a space on the ocean side (versus the noisy, no privacy street side). If you're adventurous you can show up early day of and stand in... More

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Additional Information about San Elijo State Beach Campground

Address: Del Mar, CA
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Number of rooms: 171
Also Known As:
San Elijo State Beach Campground Hotel Del Mar

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