San Elijo State Beach Campground

The San Elijo State Beach Campground is a very popular beach camping destination along the San Diego County coast. It’s only a few miles north of San Diego and is spread along the top of a bluff with a beautiful ocean view. Whether you’re with your family, a solo adventurer, a group of friends, or a couple looking to get away from it all, this place is for you!

San Elijo State Beach Overview

The San Elijo State Beach will give you plenty of activities to do, such as:

  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Walking along the beach

Staying here also places you near a restaurant and a horse racing track in case you want to do things outside of the beach.


Park kiosk hours are from 7 in the morning to 10 in the evening, so make sure to plan purchases accordingly.

How to go to San Elijo State Beach Campground

The San Elijo State Beach is beside Coast Highway 101 and is about 1/2 mile from Cardiff-by-the-Sea. To get here, exit Interstate 5 at Encinitas Blvd, and then head west. Turn left on South Coast Highway. Follow the highway south for about 2 more miles, and you’ll arrive.


Take a trip to the San Elijo State Beach Campground with one of our RVs. We have been in operation for over 20 years and we are one of San Diego County's most trusted and friendliest RV rental services. You’ll get only the best service from us!
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