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Information about South Carlsbad State Beach
7201 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
South Carlsbad State Beach Campground is located 50 miles north of San Diego on the California Coast. From San Diego drive north on I-5 N. Take exit 45 from the I-5 N and follow Poinsettia Lane. Turn right on to Carlsbad Boulevard until you reach the campground.
85 ft (26 m)
44 acres (18 ha)
Up to 6 months in advance of arrival date
Number of sites
12:00 p.m. (noon)
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a six-foot leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Pets must be in your tent/vehicle at night. Service dogs are welcome in all areas.
In designated areas only
Max. site occupants
Vehicles per site
Maximum vehicle length
Picnic table, fire ring, grill, some sites with hook-ups
Number of accessible sites
16, 77, 87, 97, 108, 119, 126, 148, 153, and 184
1 – 72, 156 – 222
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Contact South Carlsbad State Beach
- California State Parks
- Booking site: https://reservecalifornia.com/Web
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Events at camp store on weekends.
This campground is so fun. The sound of the waves can be heard throughout the campground as it is right next to a rocky beach. It can be loud due to the PCH traffic though. they have a restaurant/store that has fire pits and hires local bands to play on evening weekends. It’s very fun. Also, they have RV sites with double RV parking spots.
Loved this place!
So beautiful to have the ocean in your back yard and hear the waves 24/7. It’s very difficult to get a spot there so we appreciate any time we can spend there.
campnab was great letting me know of opening
Best oceanfront campsites in SD
As San Diego locals, we often stay at South Carlsbad SB, and cannot say enough good things about it. The premium sites are definitely worth the extra cost if you can get them. Clean bathrooms and hot showers, plus a well-stocked camp store. They even have live music on the weekends. The beach is rocky but still amazing, with a fun surf spot directly out front.
Beach Camping at South Carlsbad
South Carlsbad is a great spot to beach camp with the family. Most of the sites are large, we fit two motorhomes on ours. The facilities are well taken care of and it's a quick walk down to the beach. The camp store is nice if you forgot something or want to grab a beer and watch the sunset.
Our stay was a relaxing one. It was quiet at night and during the day, friendly people. The campsites and restrooms were well maintained. The staff was very friendly. It's a nice place to stay.
Our favorite campground
We love South Carlsbad State Beach! Great large camp sites, clean restrooms, camp store, and lots of restaurants within walking distance!
What an incredible experience
Because of Camp Nab we were able to nab a corner ocean view camp spot. It was so special for our family. Thank you Camp Nab! Will definitely use Camp Nap again this summerl
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totally helped me get a campsite thanks !!!
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