Dawn to sunset. Call the park to confirm.
South Carlsbad State Beach
News For Campers
This Sani-Star partnership and new fee collection system will allow State Parks to control the sanitary dump station and prevent illegal use, in order to help us protect the environment. This partnership will assist State Parks in the recovery of rising fees from the sanitary and water districts and offset maintenance costs. This pay per use system allows us to continue with our low camping fees without assessing a dump fee applied to all campers, only those using the dump facilities will be affected.
In the San Diego Coast District, the $10.00 fee for use is charged only to those that would like to use the group dump station located within our three State Park Campgrounds. This is a change from our current policy, which had included the use of the sanitary dump station with a campsite registration fee. Please note: this does not apply to those registered campers using campsites, with designated sewage hook-ups. Campers within designated sewage hook-up campsites have already paid the sewage hook-up fee within the cost of the campsite. This policy is in effect, starting March 1, 2018, at the San Diego Coast District Campgrounds including South Carlsbad State Beach, San Elijo State Beach and Silver Strand State Beach.
7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
The beach is located 3 miles south of Carlsbad on CARLSBAD BLVD.
Take INTERSTATE 5, exit POINSETTIA LN.
Go west to CARLSBAD BLVD. Turn Right (north) onto CARLSBAD BLVD.
Make a legal U-Turn at Breakwater Rd. (First Light).
Drive SOUTH on CARLSBAD BLVD. Continue to campground entrance on right.
Wi-Fi service is currently unavailable at South Carlsbad State Beach.
Check in time is 2:00 p.m.
You may not check in to your campsite until 2:00 p.m., no exceptions.
Campfire Center Rentals
Interested in having your group gather at the Campfire Center? Registered campers can reserve the campfire center for large groups in four hour increments, based on site availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
INTERESTED IN WATER SPORTS? Didn't bring a board? Need a lesson? We've got you covered!
Eli Howard Surf School is an overnight surf camp at San Elijo State Beach which also provides summer surf camps, weekend escapes for adults and Scouts, private surf parties, surf rentals, & day surf lessons year round http://www.elihoward.com/ or telephone (760) 809-3069.
Campground showers---TOKEN operated.
Token machines located at the ranger station and at the campfire center.
A camp store located near the campground entrance operates March through October and provides all the amenities a camper may need including some RV supplies, boogie boards, firewood, and fishing gear.
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As of June 1st, 2016, all wood burning fires are prohibited on our State Beaches where established fire rings are not provided. Propane fire pits or butane burners are permitted. View the full media release here (Media Release)
California drought restrictions have been lifted. We are in the process of replacing all water stations within in our state parks to ensure they are all in proper working order. We encourage the public to continue to conserve water.
Available Activities and Facilities at South Carlsbad State Beach
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available