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San Elijo State Beach Campground

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a weekend and had a fantastic time. The camp site is nice, though it is a little crowded. The campsite is practically on the beach, with a very short walk to the sand. This is a great spot to have a fun weekend by the ocean. Note: The campsite is right next to the Pacific Coast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is The best out of the 3 main RV beaches; San Clemente and DoHo, hands down! Been to the other 2 many more times over 40 years only because I'm from OC. NO County SD is Awesome! Well worth the extra miles IF you can reserve.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The location of San Elijo State Beach is not Del Mar but Cardiff by the Sea. This has a big camp ground, but since we live in San Diego, we are day visitors. A distinctive feature of this beach is that it is accessed by stairways. That also means there are cliffs, some of which are eroding. This is a... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The public beach and San Elijo campground operated by the State of CA are located located in Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007 NOT Del Mar. There is a day use only parking lot at the south end of the beach with life guards and rest rooms and showers. This is approaching Solana Beach CA and is 1/2 mile south... More 

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

One of best wide open Sandy beaches in SD. Must keep dog on leash. Inlet shallow area for young children, bonus. Great beach if wanting to learn how to surf or boogie boarding. Lots of pay parking. For sunset, enjoy Pacific Coast Grill for dinner or drinks.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Great campground in the northern beach towns of San Diego. Staff is great. Sites are clean. Showers and toilets kept clean but a bit old. Hot showers are $2. We had site 20 which is a hookup ocean front but it doesn't not have a view - it is hidden by bushes. The site sits next to the walkway, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great place on the beach. This is the best place to enjoy the beach all day, shower in the well designed showers and have a beer while watching the sun set over the pacific. Be sure to select a site on the ocean side for a tad more quiet, at the far end of the CG even better, we were... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We love coming to San Elijo every year. This year was great. However do to the water drought the water was turned off to the showers you use after you come back for the beach. That was hard for a family to rinse off before going back to camp. The sinks out side of the bathroom was also turned off.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice view from bluff, showers and toilets pretty clean. We were wondering why other RVs had baking soda around wheels and mounting stabilizers. We were invaded by ants and that's how they got inside. It pretty well ruined our trip and took a lot of effort to clean it all up. There was a trail of ants that went up... More 

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fallbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great beach campground. The location is ideal. Try to get a spot on the bluff side. Very casual and fun for the whole family. There is a taco stand, camp store and a surf school on the premises. Cardiff is a funky town with good restaurants close by so if you get tired of camp food you... 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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