San Diego Coastal Campgrounds
Mission Bay & North County
SD Beach RV Parks & Camping
San Diego’s mild climate means camping is available all year round. From north county where the coastal cliffs overlook the ocean, to downtown bay side marinas w/ RV camping, to camping right on the sand w/ ocean crashing just feet away. Bike paths are common around downtown San Diego, so you can bring your bike or skates.
San Diego has 2 BAYS, both located along Interstate 5: The main bay downtown is called San Diego Bay (one of the deepest on the west coast) and the other a few miles north, is named Mission Bay (a man-made coastal waterway w/ green parks and paved bike trails).
Reservations are required at almost ALL coastal campgrounds, especially around holidays, any 3 day weekends, and all summer long. Tons of tourists flock to Southern California and this is a very popular coastline – with busy little cities and crowded beach towns. Beware: if you are seeking secluded camping – this would not be the place.
listed from south to north
- Silver Strand State Beach
Bike Path to IB & Coronado, CA
- Chula Vista RV Park
RV camp, marina w/ boat launch; 800-770-2878
- Fiddler’s Cove RV Park
Campground @ Navy Base on Coronado, CA
- Admiral Baker RV Park
Navy, Downtown San Diego; 619-487-0090
- Mission Bay RV Resort
Motorhome camping w/ a boat launch; I-5 freeway close.
- CampLand on the Bay
Huge resort facility on Mission Bay; I-5 freeway close.
- Coastal Trailer Villa
Sea World, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
- Surf & Turf RV Park
near San Diego Fairgrounds @ Del Mar, CA
- Riviera RV Park
North County SD, Encinitas, CA
- San Elijo State Beach
Walk to restaurants from camp; Cardiff, CA
- South Carlsbad State Beach
Coastal bluffs w/ surfing; I-5 frwy close, Carlsbad, CA
- Paradise By The Sea RV Resort
- San Onofre State Beach
Camp Pendleton or Camp Nuclear; I-5 freeway close
in between Oceanside & San Clemente, CA
There are numerous private RV resorts, some quite large, like KOA and GoodSam parks located in and around San Diego county. Most are metro-close and not located on the beach. This list is primarily coastal camping options for the San Diego region.