Dawn to sunset. Call the park to confirm.
South Carlsbad State Beach
NOTICE:Due to the construction of the new Encinitas Beach Resort above South Carlsbad State Beach at South Ponto, there will be a beach sand replenishment project starting January 31, 2019 through February 28, 2019. During this project, there will be approximately 65 parking spaces blocked off in the South Ponto parking lot and large trucks will be hauling sand from the bluff to the beach utilizing the South Ponto beach entrance. The project will never block access to the beach or restrooms, but please expect intermittent delays when trucks are driving to and from the beach. The work will be completed on weekdays and most Saturdays between 7:30am – 7:00pm.
The Encinitas Beach Resort Development Project will continue over the next two years. During this time there may be intermittent closures and noise due to the construction adjacent to our State Beach.
Campground laundry machines currently shut down until further notice.
Expected to reopen by early summer.
This San Diego beach features camping, swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing and picnicking. The large bluff-top campground is very popular, especially in summer. Stairs lead to the beach.
7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Photos of South Carlsbad State Beach!
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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