We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (87)
All photos (87)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ocean front”(5 reviews)
“ace hardware”(2 reviews)
About
RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
Contact
32802 Valle 103 San Juan Capistrano Ca 92675, San Diego, CA 92008
Downtown
Website
+1 760-717-8227
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around San Diego
from $42.00
More Info
San Diego Zoo
197 Reviews
from $54.00
More Info
from $102.65
More Info
from $27.00
More Info
Reviews (127)
Filter reviews
116 results
Traveler rating
60
38
12
5
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
60
38
12
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ocean front reserve america ace hardware nice beach bluff sites surfers parking whales parks shore
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 116 reviews
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We spent a few hours at South Carlsbad State Beach this afternoon. We were able to find parking right on the beach just off the road. The ocean breezes felt real good and the water was warmer than usual, and we saw lots of boogie...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Stairs lead down to the beach from the street. It is relatively unremarkable and has none of the bells and whistles that places like Laguna Beach has. But, the sand is expansive (3 miles long) and seemed to be a favorite with surfers as the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed April 4, 2018

If you like camping within view and earshot of a busy city boulevard with views of businesses, residences, rail lines, power poles & lines, etc, this is the vacation spot for you!! AND, you get to pay $50 a night for it! AND, your camping...More

Date of experience: January 2018
12  Thank ElenaM12
Reviewed February 17, 2018

BE WARNED: 1) The park address may take you to a different spot if you follow your GPS! 2) Check-in time is 2 p.m. FIRM -- don't even try to arrive earlier. 3) You can only enter from the north, so plan accordingly. All that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed February 9, 2018

What a fantastic campground! We saw everything from Huge Class As to tent campers who arrived on bikes. I was worried about sound from the road running behind the campground, but it was quiet at night. There are bathrooms and showers on site, both clean...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank originalamb
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

After spending 4 days at the beach on January, we had windy, cold weather, and beautiful sunny but still cold weather. South Carlsbad is great, but difficult to get in to, especially in the summer. Being up on the bluff gives a beautiful view of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Timanddianne
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Been living in Colorado for 18 years now so even our December trips require beach days. Sand between the toes and a few chilly dunks in the 60 degree water will always stimulate the senses and make you miss the ocean. This day we saw...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank jmcguire1969
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Was lucky to score a double full hookup site facing the beach this past weekend. Not an easy thing to do, even in the winter. Site 220 had the most beautiful views, it was amazing. We were able to see dolphins, surfers and even a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Extraordinary806577
Reviewed July 15, 2017

A great place to set up a little area & enjoy the ocean as well as the beach. The surf provided great boarding opportunities. The beach & ocean offered a great escape from triple digit heat. The negatives were the lack of parking, sticks of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Passion4Travel4Life
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Really liked that we could spend time on the beach and have restrooms within walking distance. Well maintained beaches. Tide gets a little high.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank christinmcnair
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 291 nearby hotels
Residence Inn by Marriott Dana Point San Juan Capistrano
211 reviews
1.15 miles away
Best Western Capistrano Inn
438 reviews
1.18 miles away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
727 reviews
1.84 miles away
Riviera Beach Spa Resort
236 reviews
1.91 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,674 nearby restaurants
Ricardo's Place
190 reviews
.73 miles away
Mollies Famous Cafe
124 reviews
.81 miles away
Docent Brewing
14 reviews
.71 miles away
El Molino De Oro
36 reviews
.77 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,398 nearby attractions
Los Rios Historic District
21 reviews
.98 miles away
O'Neill Museum
23 reviews
.98 miles away
The Coach House
109 reviews
.51 miles away
Los Rios Park
6 reviews
.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
janabythesea
March 27, 2018|
Answer
Response from Timanddianne | Reviewed this property |
There is basically one campground; depends on the time of year as to what sites are open. Beach side spots are the best if you can get one. We usually reserve 6 months ahead of time to get a site in January;summers are even... More
0
Votes
kidsrus21
March 13, 2018|
Answer
Response from kidsrus21 |
We are coming here next week the 27, 28th 29th 30th. I am looking for a camping spot. I have never been here before. kidsrus21
0
Votes
543alisa
December 27, 2017|
Answer
Response from Itineranttraveler72 |
Yes
0
Votes