San Elijo State Beach is south of Carlsbad in the town of Encinitas. In addition to offering a large stretch of beach for recreational purposes, this park is also home to a large campground. Interstate 5 is about a mile away from San Elijo State Beach, and San Diego Botanic Garden is within walking distance.
No matter what time of year you visit San Elijo State Beach, you’ll be greeted by the sight of dozens of sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the natural amenities of this area. Even though this beach feels remote, it is only about 25 minutes away from Downtown San Diego. With so many attractions in the area, San Elijo State Beach is a great place to use as a home base while you explore.
“One of my favorite places. The camp store folks are always super friendly. Walk to bars and restaurants, easy fun camping. Great spot to get away for the weekend or longer.” – Christopher, Google Review