South Carlsbad State Beach

Phone Number

(760) 438-3143

Max. Trailer Lengths

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

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset. Call the park to confirm.

Dogs Allowed?

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

Driving Directions to South Carlsbad SB

The beach is located 3 miles south of Carlsbad on Carlsbad Bl.
Take Interstate 5, exit Poinsettia Ln. 
Go west to Carlsbad Bl, turn north.
Make a legal U-turn at Breakwater Rd (1st light). Proceed south on Carlsbad Bl to campground entrance on right.

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
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

Campground Information


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.

Park Information

Park Alerts & Notices

Upcoming Programs & Activities

 

Dogs

Dogs are prohibited on South Carlsbad State Beaches

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Travel Tips

Campground Address
7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
 
Check in time is at 2:00pm. Please plan your travel times accordingly as there is not early check in available. 
 
NOTE: The campground entrance is not accessible directly from Poinsettia Ln. Drivers must continue NORTH on CARLSBAD BLVD and make the first legal U-Turn at Breakwater Rd
 
The Camp Store
The Camp Store offers a pizza based restaurant serving beer and wine overlooking the ocean, a general store for basic supplies such as ice and firewood, as well as a beach rental program.  Live music is featured with a variety of local artists.  Additional information is available at www.thecampstore.com.

 

Upcoming Events

Wildlife Viewing at South Carlsbad SB
Date: August 10th 2022 Time: 9:00 am until 9:45 am
Join Interpretive Specialists in watching out for wildlife! Please bring your own binoculars. At South Carlsbad, meet at our amphitheater by the Camp Store to partake in the fun! Parents must accompany children. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Nature Table at South Carlsbad SB
Date: 
August 10th 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 South Carlsbad State Beach Home. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Wildlife Viewing at South Carlsbad SB
Date: August 11th 2022 Time: 9:00 am until 9:45 am
Join Interpretive Specialists in watching out for wildlife! Please bring your own binoculars. At South Carlsbad, meet at our amphitheater by the Camp Store to partake in the fun! Parents must accompany children. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Nature Table at South Carlsbad SB
Date: 
August 11th 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 South Carlsbad State Beach Home. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Nature Table at South Carlsbad SB
Date: 
August 12th 2022 Time: 9:00 am until 9:45 am
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 South Carlsbad State Beach Home. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Junior Rangers at South Carlsbad SB
Date: August 12th 2022 Time: 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm Topic: Watersheds Connect Us to the Ocean
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! Meet our Interpretive Specialists at the amphitheater (Campground Center) to partake in the fun! There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Junior Rangers at South Carlsbad SB
Date: August 13th 2022 Time: 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm Topic: Watersheds Connect Us to the Ocean
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! Meet our Interpretive Specialists at the amphitheater (Campground Center) to partake in the fun! There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds.

Campfire Program at South Carlsbad SB
Date: August 13th 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 South Carlsbad Campground. There is no day-use parking at South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds. 

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