San Elijo State Beach RV & Campground Guide


San Elijo State Beach is a lovely place to visit if you're in the mood for some sun, sand, and surf. Located near San Diego and Tijuana, the beach gives visitors a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean both from the sand and the bluff-based campsite overhead.

Expect warm temperatures all year with the weather rarely making it below 50 degrees Fahrenheit even in the coldest months, usually sticking to a balmy mid-70s throughout spring, summer and fall. Rain is also pretty uncommon, meaning you'll be able to enjoy the great weather in the water as much as possible.

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Spring 52-67 F
Summer 65-76 F
Fall 53-74 F
Winter 48-67 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in San Elijo State Beach

RVing is a great way to vacation at San Elijo State Beach thanks to the added comfort and convenience it offers campers. This is especially true for those taking advantage of an RVshare RV rental, providing all the benefits of an RV with the reduced cost of renting.

San Elijo State Beach Camping

Rather than traveling away from your destination, you can easily camp right at San Elijo State Beach while you're on your trip. Along the bluff overlooking the beach itself is a series of campsites with RV hookups that you can use with a reservation. The area is filled with fun things to do and great amenities beyond the view and the beach activities, some of which include an on-site dump station, restrooms and showers, a picnic area, biking and hiking trails, and tons of events put on by state park staff. About the only downside is just how quickly spots fill up, so remember to make your plans at least six months in advance if you're hoping to stay here.

Fiddler's Cove Marina & RV Park

Fiddler's Cove Marina & RV Park is a military campground located in San Diego right on the coast. One of the park's best features is the discounted rates that make for a better value than most RV campgrounds, but the military exclusivity obviously means it's not going to be right for everyone. From great Wi-Fi and RV hookups to shower and laundry facilities and more, there's a ton of great amenities you can take advantage of during your stay. This is in addition to things like the on-site mechanic, boat rentals, sailing lessons and other amenities that are great to have. The campground is even welcoming to your pets.

La Pacifica RV Park

San Diego's La Pacifica RV Park is a real home away from home right down to the grounds giving off the feeling of being in a regular neighborhood. This RV park has a ton to offer guests. They have access to basics like full electrical, water and sewage hookups as well as a good Wi-Fi connection. With the extra fun like a clubhouse stocked with games and activities and a heated pool and hot tub out back, you won't have time to even think about getting bored when you're staying here. It's also conveniently located along the bus route and trolley stops to make getting around town all the easier. You can bring your pets with you.

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What to Do at
San Elijo State Beach

Inside San Elijo State Beach

There's so much to do while you're visiting San Elijo State Beach. The beach is a great place for all kinds of water activities. From swimming to boating to fishing, surfing and more, you can explore the waters in so many different ways. There's even a nearby reef that's popular with snorkelers. You can take a trip up to the attached RV park to enjoy the community even if you're staying somewhere else while on your trip.

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How to Get to
San Elijo State Beach

Getting to San Elijo State Beach is simple. From San Diego, get on Interstate 5 and travel north around 25 miles. Get off on Exit 42 on Encinitas Blvd., and then head west for around a mile. You should be on South Coast Highway 101. From there, you just have to drive around 2 more miles until you see the entrance to the beach and RV park.

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Entering San Elijo State Beach

You can get into San Elijo State Beach at any time from dawn to dusk. If you're camping out at the RV park, check-in times are at 2:00 p.m. each day. There's no cost to come to the park or the beach, but parking at the campground is usually reserved for campers only.

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San Elijo State Beach is a great vacation spot for anyone who loves warm weather and crystal-clear water. If you're planning to RV down there for a family trip, you won't regret it. The team here at RVshare can heartily recommend the beach and would like to catch a glimpse at what you get up to. If you'd like, send some of your vacation pictures to [email protected] so that the site can share in the festivities. RVshare might even feature your photos in one of its upcoming blogs or posts.

Frequently Asked Questions About San Elijo State Beach

What is the climate of San Elijo State Beach?

San Elijo State Beach typically sees temperatures in the 70s with high humidity throughout the spring and summer. Even during winter, the temperature seldom drops below 50 degrees, and rainfall is uncommon.

What is the best time of year to visit San Elijo State Beach?

Any time between May and October will offer warm, comfortable weather for boating, fishing, surfing, and snorkeling activities. The ideal months are probably June and September for the best weather, but the whole summer should be gorgeous.

Are there designated RV camping spots in San Elijo State Beach?

The campground at San Elijo State Beach boasts 165 total campsites, 26 of which are designated RV campsites with full hookups. Many of the campsites offer beautiful ocean views, and there's an on-site dump station as well.

What kind of wildlife can be found in San Elijo State Beach?

While exploring San Elijo State Beach, you'll have a good chance of spotting shorebirds and migratory waterfowl. If you watch the water, you may be lucky enough to see a few dolphins or sea lions.

Are pets allowed at San Elijo State Beach?

Pets are allowed at San Elijo State Beach as long as they're always on leashes of less than six feet. However, pets are not permitted on the beach and must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.