The San Onofre Camp Site is located in San Clemente, California, along Old Pacific Highway 101, next to the breathtaking sandstone bluffs.

The San Onofre Bluffs Camp Site has 175 campsites nestled in the surrounding natural area. The campground is near trails that descend to the magnificent 3.5-mile stretch of sandy beach as well as paths that rise to the bluffs.

Each site comes with paved parking spaces, a grill, a table, and a fire ring. The park features cold outdoor showers, vault toilets, drinking water, and an RV dump station. Hookups are not available. Generators are permitted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dogs are allowed at the campsite; however, they must be leashed no longer than six feet when they are outside of your vehicle. Therefore, you can bring your pets along on two of the hiking trails and inside the campground, but not onto the beach or into any buildings.

Camping, kayaking, birdwatching, swimming, bicycling, surfing, sunbathing, and fishing are some of the well-known activities at San Onofre State Beach in California. The beach is ranked among the top five most popular state parks in California, with around 2.5 million visitors annually. Sometimes whales, dolphins, and sea lions can be spotted off the coast.

San Onofre State Beach was created by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1971. The state beach has three distinct areas: the San Onofre Bluffs, the San Mateo Campground, and the San Onofre Surf Beach.

Unique Experiences at the San Onofre Camp Site

  • Explore the 3.5 miles of breathtaking white-sand beaches that are a favorite spot for kayakers, anglers, and swimmers.
  • Experience the famous San Onofre breakers, such as Church, Trenches, Trails, and Surf Beach.
  • Visit the Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum in San Clemente, which is located close by.
  • Take a hike on the 3-mile Trestle Trail or the 5.6-mile San Onofre Beach Trail.

Also, Read BUNKHOUSE TRAVEL TRAILER: PERFECT FOR SPACIOUS FAMILY CAMPING

Camping Fees and Reservations For San Onofre Camp site

Rates: $25 for a standard site, $55 for a premium site, and $75 for sites with hook-ups

When can I make a reservation?
Reservations will be taken up to 3 months in advance, including the current month:

  • 1st Week (Days 1–7): Active Duty Military
  • 2nd Week (Days 8–14): Reservists and Retired Military
  • 3rd Week (Days 15+): All Eligible Patrons (DOD, Eligible Veterans and Group Bookings)

Frequently Asked Questions About the San Onofre Camp site

When is payment due for my reservation?
A deposit of one night’s rent is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due in full 14 days before arrival and will be automatically charged to the credit card on file. If payment is unsuccessful, your reservation will be canceled.

Are there any other fees?
Yes. A $3 nightly pet fee is applied to all campers lodging with pets in their campsite, with a maximum of 2 pets per site. A $25 nightly pet fee is applied to all guests reserved in a pet-friendly villa or cottage, with a maximum of 2 pets per site. Additional tent fees and roll-away bed fees apply. For more information, speak with Guest Services at your lodging location.
If lodging in a pet-friendly villa or camping, please be advised of the restricted breeds aboard MCB, Camp Pendleton: Full or mixed breeds of Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Candid/Wolf Hybrids, or any dog with at least 50 percent ancestry of one of the above breeds. Ref: MCO P11000.22.ch. 6 DTD 11 Aug 09

Can I cancel or modify my reservation?

  • You may cancel your reservation up to 31 days before arrival with no penalty.
  • Cancellations made to reservations less than 31 days before arrival will result in the loss of the deposit for one night’s stay.
  • Modifications will be accepted up to 15 days prior at no penalty. If you request to modify your reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, you will lose your deposit for one night’s stay.
  • Patrons traveling on official government orders (TAD/PCS) may cancel or modify at no penalty; proof of orders must be received before cancellation.

How many campsites or cottages can I book in one stay?
You may book up to two (2) reservations in one stay. Two RV/campsites, two cottages/villas, or a combination totaling two reservations.

How long can I book a reservation?
RV/Campsite Policy

  • Summer (Apr–Oct): Patrons may book an initial reservation for a maximum of 15 nights and may book additional nights if availability permits at check-in, not to exceed 30 nights.
  • Winter (Nov–Mar): Patrons may book an initial reservation for a maximum of 30 nights and may book additional nights if availability permits at check-in, not to exceed 60 nights.
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