RV Parks in Del Mar, California

RV Parks in Del Mar, California
Del Mar, Calif., is in San Diego County and is an affluent beach community. Surfing, boating, hiking and sailing are popular activities in the area. Del Mar hosts the San Diego County Fair each summer. The Torrey pine, the rarest native pine tree in the country, grows in Del Mar, one of only two areas in the nation where the tree prospers.

San Elijo State Beach

Located just outside of town, the San Elijo State Beach gives RV visitors an oceanfront campground. Due to the park's popularity, reservations are recommended and can be made at reserveamerica.com. There are two types of sites--oceanfront and inland. Oceanfront sites are higher in price and a park road separates the two. All guests are allowed beach access. Glass containers are not allowed anywhere on the premises. Pets are allowed, but must be on leashes at all times. Laundry facilities, showers and bathrooms are on-site.

San Elijo State Beach
2050 S. Coast Highway 101
Cardiff, CA 92007

South Carlsbad State Beach

The South Carlsbad State Beach is minutes away from downtown Del Mar and offers access to surfing, fishing, swimming and sailing. Reservations are recommended and can be made at reserveamerica.com. The campground has handicap-access sites. Showers and bathrooms are on-site. No glass containers or bottles are allowed on the property. Pets are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. Firewood is available for sale on the premises and a coin-operated laundry facility is open for guest use. During peak summer season, stays are limited to seven consecutive days.

South Carlsbad State Beach
7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines Reserve is run as a state park. There are primitive sites. RVs should be self-contained with gray water and sewer systems as there are no water hookups. Generators can be used until quiet hours (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.). Pets are not allowed at the Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve. Guide dogs and service dogs are the exception, as the Torrey Pines is ADA-compliant. Fire rings and grills are at each site, and firewood is available for purchase. Campers are required to adhere to fire warnings and bans when in effect. Reservations are recommended, as the park is popular during the summer months. Reservations can be made at reserveamerica.com. During summer months, stays of seven consecutive days are the limit.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Coast District North Sector
2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(858) 755-2063

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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