South Carlsbad State Park Campground is located on a picturesque bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The sites here are divided into ocean view and, well no ocean view. The facility is clean and efficiently run by the state of California. There are flush toilets, showers, a dump station, central water every 5 sites or so, a camp store (closed in October when we were there) and security.
We stayed at both ocean view and no ocean view. The ocean view was $50.00 per night and the non-ocean view was $30.00 per night. In our opinion the ocean view was well worth the extra money!! Reservations are accepted and necessary for weekends. Sites are booked on the California State Parks website and must be done several months in advance to stay over the weekend. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were $5.00 per shower. We did not use the showers as it was $10 to dump our tanks so we showered in the RV for cheaper. Water can be refilled by the dump station, free of charge.
This sites are close together with some decent vegetation in between sites that provide some separation. We got to know our neighbors and enjoyed the company of the family camping next to us. Picnic tables and fire pits are at each campsite. It seems everyone brings their own firewood as the State Park charges $10 for a bundle of 5 logs. A fence separates the ocean view campsites from the cliffs of the bluff. Steep stairs bring you down to a long stretch of beautiful beach with decent surf.
Reservations – yes, https://www.reservecalifornia.com/CaliforniaWebHome/
Water – yes, centrally located
Sewer – dump station $10 pay with a credit card at the dump station
Bathrooms – flush toilets
Showers – yes, coin-operated