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. Winter storms can get windy and rainy, but most campgrounds are still open. 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 Island, CA
- Chula Vista RV Park
RV camp, marina w/ boat launch; 800-770-2878
- Fiddler’s Cove RV Park
Campground @ Navy Base, 3205 Hwy 75, Coronado, CA; 619-522-8680
- 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.
- 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
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.