California’s Beach Camping!

Beach Camping

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:

Beach Camping Information:

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 California Beaches

Oceanside is a small town north of San Diego, with some great beaches including Dog Beach.
Oceanside Beaches

San Diego Area Beaches

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

Los Angeles Area Beaches

Los Angeles is famous for its beach community and the laid back California lifestyle.
Los Angeles Area Beaches
Orange County Beaches

Dog Friendly Beach Guide

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.

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