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San Elijo State Beach Campground

Del Mar, CA
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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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Santee, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

This place has some nice views if you get ocean front camp, the Inland campgrounds are ok, except for the train and not much of a view. The inland campground face the street. We saw one guy on the street hide behind an electrical box and shootup. The rely bad part is our neighboe parallel campground we rely partying up,... More

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San Diego, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A friend of ours held the reservation but couldnt go the first night so we went in their place for just one evening. Our site was not against the ocean but in the middle near the Bull Taco restaurant so we were close to food, bathrooms, the beach and the front entrance. We were able to set up camp and... More

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just spent the 4th of July (and weekend) camping at San Elijo with family and friends. Campground is alright for city camping, much better if you get the opportunity to camp with a view of the ocean. Downfall was the train that runs, what seemed like every hour overnight, with the horns blaring and crossing signals sounding. Not the fault... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I camp here so often, I'm starting to think of Encinitas as my second home. Situated on a bluff above the beach and across the street from restaurants and the Seaside Market, this campground is a great place to experience Southern California beach camping. Campsites are large with just enough vegetation to prevent the feel of a parking lot. Showers... More

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Address: Del Mar, CA
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Also Known As:
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