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“Lots of lights at night”

South Carlsbad State Beach
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$85.00*
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Scenic Carlsbad Bike Tour with Lunch
Ranked #103 of 445 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This campground is right on a coastal highway with little separation from the roadway so it is noisy and bright. We stayed in a tent at site 205 which was a huge campsite. It turned out to be right by an intersection with red lights and 4 large overhead street lights. Our tent was lighted all night (bad) but traffic died down and it got pretty quiet at night (good.) The beach was clean, wide and nice and it was fun watching the surfers. I was surprised at the number of dog owners who didn't pick up after their pets. Some let their dogs poop in unocupied camp sites and just leave the mess. One left a pile right at the top of the stairs to the beach. Ick. Given how some people are pigs in the restrooms (bless those who clean them up) I shouldn't be surprised. Just disappointed.

Thank OrLinn
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went in early may so it was a bit cold but it was one of my kids first time that he could remeber going to the beach. They loved it. The beach was a bit dirty but I am sure that during the summer it is taken care of more. Not a bad beach.

Thank Pixtonian
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a nice larger campsite where the ocean is your backyard. Went here on a Monday, and the campground was basically empty.....won't be the case after Memorial Day but it sure was a nice evening out with friends. Site 52 is a great spot!

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Well maintained and in good location. Try the fish restaurant located at the entrance to the beach then head one block south for a great frozen yogurt.

Thank Kaitirawi
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

One of the best beaches in San Diego area, clean, never too crowded like ones in San Diego itself, quiet, very nice. It actually stratches all the way from Torrey Pines almost to Oceanside Pier, so if you feel adventurous, you can take a long walk from La Jolla to Oceanside.

Thank Snarkysiberian
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