One of the most popular camping environments is the beach. Access to the water is refreshing, soothing, and sometimes exhilarating. California’s 840 miles of coastline offers so many places to find a great beach.
Many of the best beach campgrounds are managed by the California State Parks system, including state beaches for day use, and campgrounds with overnight camping. Visit the California State Parks website for more information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/
Follow these links to learn more about beaches in the southern coastal regions, or scroll down this page to find more links to California Beaches.
Oceanside is a small town north of San Diego, with some great beaches including Dog Beach.
Visit this page for more information on San Diego Beaches, family beaches, and more. Follow the links to the San Diego Tourism Authority.
San Diego Beaches
Pet owners love the idea of letting their dogs run free in the surf! But many beaches restrict or prohibit pets on beaches. Here’s the definitive guide from Dog Trecker:
Dog Friendly Beaches
Be sure to scroll down to find more beach ideas. Or use our site search function to search for ‘beach’ and you’ll find many campgrounds with beach access.