SAN ELIJO STATE BEACH

Campground Information - Campsite Photos - Information
– San Elijo is located in Encinitas California and is one of my favorite places to camp.   Because of its popularity, it fills up fast, especially in the summer months!
San Elijo State Beach Campground is one of my favorite places to camp but it’s also one of the hardest to get a reservations for.  It is located about an hour north of San Diego and is situated right on the bluff.  Actually the upper campsites are higher and when you get to the lower sites you are “ground” level. There are flat beaches to walk on and you can walk all the way to Swamis on the beach. Dogs are allowed at the south end of the beach on a leash. You have a variety of eating choices – pizza, Mexican, Italian nearby. We like to walk over to the Cardiff market across the street and get sushi for lunch and maybe pick something from the meat counter to cook for dinner. The camp store was great .. but has been closed the last few times we’ve been there.

CAMPGROUND MAP / BROCHURES

san elijo campsite map

CAMPGROUND BROCHURE
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STATE PARK BROCHURE
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HOW TO BOOK A CAMPSITE

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IN THE AREA

Cardiff Seaside Market – Meat Counter that is crazy good, deli, outside BBQ most weekends, like a mini Gelsons.

Starbucks

VG Donut & Bakery

Pizza places (we recently tried Best Pizza & Brew – really good! 1/2022)

Pipes Cafe

Shopping – Patagonia

Just a short walk across the street!

CAMPSITE PHOTOS

GENERAL INFORMATION and PHOTOS

You will need tokens for the showers. The tokens can be purchased near the entrance of the park, at the ranger office.

San Elijo State Beach Camping
Looking towards Swami’s

The San Elijo Camp Store has been closed the last few times we’ve camped.  Luckily there is a nice market across the street as well as 7-11, liquor store and many restaurants.

San Elijo Camp Store
Stairs!  Be ready to climb the stairs.  They are taller at the North End.