San Elijo State Beach Lifeguard Headquarters
Beginning May 2018-Februrary 2020, California State Parks will be constructing the new Lifeguard Headquarters building at San Elijo State Beach. For more information click here.
Below are current photos of the construction.
Located on the San Diego Coast, San Elijo State Beach offers camping, swimming, surfing, showers and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers.
A camp store and snack bar located near the campground entrance operates March through December and provides all the amenities a camper may need including some RV supplies, boogie boards, firewood.
Park Alerts & Notices
Upcoming Programs & Activities
2050 S Coast Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
Check in time is at 2:00pm. Please plan your travel times accordingly as there is not early check in available.
San Elijo State Beach extends along Coast Highway 101, 3/4 mile north from San Elijo Lagoon's entrance channel, near the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Exit Interstate 5 at Encinitas Blvd., head WEST.
Turn LEFT on So. Coast Hwy. Follow the Coast Hwy. south, about 2 miles.
Additional Visitor Services
- LAZ Parking California, LLC of San Diego (Parking Lot Management)
- Travel Time RV, Inc. (Camp trailer rentals)
- LUV-2-CAMP, LLC (Camp trailer rentals)
- Albert's RV Rental (Camp trailer rentals)
- MLG Enterprises RV Rental, LLC (Camp trailer rental)
Photos of San Elijo State Beach!
For additional visitor services at San Elijo SB click here.
Pipes at San Elijo SB
San Elijo SB