San Elijo State Beach

Phone Number

(760) 753-5091

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: Up to 35 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 35 Feet

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset

 
Additional Length Info:
35’ for non-hookup sites and 24’ for hookup sites

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed only in campground. Dogs not allowed on beach.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Nature Table at San Elijo SB
Date: August 17th 2022 Time: 3:00 pm until 3:45 pm
Join a State Park Interpreter to view interesting biofacts and models, ask questions and enjoy some time learning about the special marine residents who call San Elijo State Beach Home. Be aware that there is no day-use parking available near this event, but paid parking is available at the North Lot at San Elijo State Beach.

Nature Table at San Elijo SB
Date:
 August 18th 2022 Time: 3:00 pm until 3:45 pm
Join a State Park Interpreter to view interesting biofacts and models, ask questions and enjoy some time learning about the special marine residents who call San Elijo State Beach Home. Be aware that there is no day-use parking available near this event, but paid parking is available at the North Lot at San Elijo State Beach.

Junior Rangers at San Elijo SB
Date: August 19th 2022 Time: 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Do you have what it takes to help protect our California State Parks? Come and find out with the Junior Rangers program for children ages 7-12! Check the white board outside the park office for the meet up locations. The usual meet up location is at San Elijo State Beach Campground's campfire amphitheater, but sometimes we meet at the covered area by the Park Office.

Junior Rangers at San Elijo SB
Date: August 20th 2022 Time: 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to help protect our California State Parks? Come and find out with the Junior Rangers program for children ages 7-12! Check the white board outside the park office for the meet up locations. The usual meet up location is at San Elijo State Beach Campground's campfire amphitheater, but sometimes we meet at the covered area by the Park Office.

Campfire Program at San Elijo SB
Date:
August 20th 2022 Time: 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm Topic: Team Trivia
Please join us for a wonderful evening at our Campfire Program. All ages are welcome and encouraged! Jr. Rangers will be recognized at the conclusion of the program and awarded for their participation. Meet at the Campfire Amphitheater at San Elijo SB Campground. There is no on-site day-use parking for this event. 

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)

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