This was the southernmost stop of our 3-week road-trip through CA, mostly staying at State Park campgrounds. The park was in an awesome location, beach-wise and amenity-wise. It was difficult to get into sometimes as there is only one lane going in and if you are just returning to the campground you have to wait behind everyone else who is checking in.
Our problem: we hardly slept. There were trains going by every 15-minutes to half an hour until at least 1.30am and they started up again around 5am... and blared their horns for at least 10 seconds each time as there is a major vehicle/pedestrian crossing right by the campground. Trains I can sleep through, loud horns I cannot. My husband sleeps through anything and even he was terribly ticked off come 2am. Maybe campsites nearer the beach don't have it as badly, or ones further away from the crossing, but we ended up finding a hotel on our last night because we were exhausted from lack of sleep.
- Also Known As:
- San Elijo State Beach Campground Hotel Del Mar