San Onofre State Beach (San Onofre, Spanish for "St. Onuphrius") is a 3,000-acre (1,214 ha) state park in San Diego County, California. The beach is 3 miles (5 km) south of San Clemente on Interstate 5 at Basilone Road. The state park is leased to the state of California by the United States Marine Corps. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. With over 2.5 million visitors per year, it is one of the five most-visited state parks in California, hosting swimmers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen, bicyclists, sunbathers, surfers, and the sacred Native American site of Panhe.
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Stay here every year. It’s always great!
Cell service, occasional bomb testing, food waste program
Did the bomb testing catch your eye? Don’t go here if you have war time PTSD. Seriously.
Other than that: this campground is a great shakeout RV location. The RV sites have great bush coverage, so if you are new to RV-ing and you want to hide the fact you don’t know how to plug into the electrical or water…no one but you will know.
Sites are comfortable, and the cell service is great for Teams calls.
My favorite part of this campground is that we have a food waste program. I love being able to compost my coffee grounds!
Great for van camping
If you like to surf trails, then this is the campsite for you. Great for Vans and RV’s, as it’s old PCH along the 5 freeway. Some thefts in the area so lock your stuff up.
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