San Elijo State Beach

Phone Number

(760) 753-5091

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset

Driving Directions to San Elijo SB

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.


Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

NOTICE: The Camp Store and Laundry facility at San Elijo SB is currently closed.  California State Parks is actively working through the bid process for the Camp Store at San Elijo State Beach.  During this period, we continue to sell firewood at the entrance station.  We thank our visitors for their patience and continued support. We are in the concession contract selection process and look forward to find vendors that will provide the best quality services to our visitors.  We anticipate that the store will re-open before Spring, 2020.

Coming Soon
San Elijo State Beach Lifeguard Headquarters

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Beginning May 2018-October 2019, 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 Information

Park Alerts & Notices 

Upcoming Programs & Activities

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Travel Tips

Campground Address
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!

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