Camp Pendleton Marine Base, California

San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only)

Camp Pendleton Marine Base, California

Camp Pendleton Marine Base, California
Phone: (760) 763-7263

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $40 7/2015

Latitude: 33.3780688085166
Longitude: -117.568312720871

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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george kraus

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only RV park on the California coast where you can park at the high tide line with a completely unrestricted view of the ocean. For this reason alone the place is unbeatable. Noisy, crowded during the summer, especially on weekends. Traffic noise from nearby interstate, from trains and aircraft. Third world toilets constantly clog up, no shower curtains. But the beach is wonderful. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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HR Clark

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As usual we really enjoyed staying in this park. We watched the Pelicans put on quite a show on the ocean, which is right in front of our site. Wi-Fi was only available if you parked very near the office. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Road construction made the entrance a little confusing, but after a day or so had it down pat. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every day. Trains make it a bit noisy, but was tolerable for us. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Don Geidel

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

An amazing place! If the sites were any closer to the ocean they'd be underwater. Fabulous views, literally on the beach or for some sites, 30 feet off the beach. Winter special rate of $30 a night for full hookups. A little noisy from the freeway and trains, but overall a wonderful place to stay. Not much to do nearby, but with the ocean as your front yard, who cares? Very highly recommended. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of a few nice long stretches of few natural beaches left on the coast of California, where you can camp right on the ocean. Camping and RV aside, San Onofre is all about surfing. Not much good for casual swimming as there are rip tides and can be strong currents, but for surfers it is heaven. Long boards rule here and if you aren't a surfer but can appreciate the beautiful natural beauty here: you are in luck. Stroll the beach and you are likely to meet surfing legends who flock here for the great long rides. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 294
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here before, and every year the rate goes up but the facilities stay the same. Still, based on location alone, it's an exceptional place to stay - where else can you get full hookups on the beach? As always, the office staff was friendly and professional, and even called us to tell us they could change us to a better site. The sites in the old, and better section, get progressively sloped as the numbers ascend, so try to get a site below number six to get one that's level. The coastal commuter train runs behind the sites, but noise is only a slight distraction as nights are quiet. Verizon cell and 3G Aircard worked well, and there are clear views of DirecTV and Dish satellites. There is no cable of Wi-Fi in the park. Convenient to I-5, there is an adequate commissary nearby, and a gas station with diesel that is well below the off-base sites. No weekly or monthly rate, so it can be pricey for a lengthy stay. Overall, well worth the price; we'll stay here again. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here right on the ocean. You have to be active military or retired military to camp here. Beautiful crescent beach. We could see the ocean, dolphins, surfers from inside our coach. We had great weather in March. If you can get in I recommend staying at this park. Sites are back in. I had no problems with our 42' motor home here. A bit of noise with some parting on Sat night. Not bad. Very nice children play area. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week and loved it. Its half way between Disneyland and San Diego, so it was a great location for all the places we wanted to go on our vacation. Being so close to the beach was fabulous. The playgrounds and Park Recreation areas were great. The streets were quiet, so my children could ride their bikes. The bathrooms were a little old and rundown, but they kept them clean. They have a small laundry facility. It was very convenient to have the exchange and commissary close by for anything we needed. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at San Onofre Beach (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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