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San Elijo State Beach

Contact Information

(760) 753-5091

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 35 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 35 Feet

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.


Coming Soon
San Elijo State Beach Lifeguard Headquarters

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Beginning January 2018-June 2019, California State Parks will be constructing the new Lifeguard Headquarters building at San Elijo State Beach. For more information click here.

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, and is the home of the original Bull Taco snack bar.

 

Park Information

Park Alerts & Notices 

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.

 

Photos of San Elijo State Beach!

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Surfline
Pipes at San Elijo SB

Surfline
San Elijo SB

 

 

 


Available Activities and Facilities at San Elijo State Beach

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
Camp Store
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible