3 California Beach Campgrounds Worth Checking Out


There’s no doubt that California beaches are a favorite go-to destination for vacationers across the US.

But, why not get a much closer feel of the west coastlines by camping out at the beach.

You can check out more of the best beach campsites in San Diego, here.

There are 3 California Beach Campgrounds worth checking out:

South Carlsbad State Beach

Resides in the Southern part of California.

Location: 7201 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

It offers a variety of different camping options.

You can tent camp, car camp, and even RV and trailers are welcomed.

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There are a few things to be aware of when visiting this place. Campsite cost range from $35 to $50 depending on whether you choose either the ocean or inland.

There is a camp store that opens during certain months of the year, but only from March to October.

There is a laundry facility near the camp store. 

Dogs are permitted on site, but only with a leash. Motor homes, trailers, or vehicles must not be more than 35 feet long.

Expect a limit to how many people can be present.

The max that is stated is 3 vehicles per site along with a total of no more than 8 people. Vehicle fees are included when you make a reservation.

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San Clemente State Beach Camping 

North from South Carlsbad State Beach is San Clemente.

Location: 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA 92672.

There are 2 campgrounds here. Holding a total of 160 camp spots.

They have a tent and RV section.


There are a variety of features you can expect at this campsite. Check-In is usually around noon time and check-out is around 2pm.

The camp provides picnic tables along with fire rings. It’s hard to find a campground that offers hot showers, but rest assured this campsite does. 

Nearby activities can be found around this campsite as well. There’s a beach trail, along with a Visitor Center worth checking out.

Don’t forget to walk up the San Clemente Pier where you will find people fishing along with the scenic view of the waves.

Pretty much most campgrounds in California have a limit of 8 people present. 

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Crystal Cove State Park Moro 

Offers a smaller campground for those individuals wanting a less crowded setting.

Location: 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

There are a total of 58 sites present here. In which 28 are for RV and trailers and the rest are for vans or tent campers.


Moro Campground is a bit more expensive than most camp places in California.

Expect anywhere from $35 to $75 a night depending if RV or tent camping. There is no sewer available here, but there is a dump station onsite. 

There are several picnic areas here and many walking trails. Campfires are not allowed at this location.

And there is no onsite campground store along with a laundry facility. 

They allow you to bring outdoor fireplaces, and compressed gas BBQ’s.

A maximum of 2 vehicles are allowed, one that is driven and the other must be legally towed. Check-in times are around 3pm and check-out is around 1pm. 

Restrooms and showers are also present. But, you must pay using tokens to use the showers. There is WIFI present onsite.

Beach Camping List

Whether you are an avid camper, or love nature then get closer to the ocean by trying to visit these 3 California Beach Campgrounds.

Each campground offers different options, whether you are planning on tent camping or RV camping.

Let us know below what are your favorite beach campgrounds.

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Hi! This is Jess and Jeanette. Two sisters & beach travelers. We built this blog to share our travels in hopes of helping you plan your next beach vacation. Cheers! ❤️



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