Beachfront property in California is expensive, but camping on beachfront property is very affordable!
San Elijo State Beach Campground sits right on the ocean in Cardiff, CA. It’s a cool beach town with a laid back vibe and most everything is reachable on foot.
Even the grocery store is just a short 5 min walk. If you want to get the scoop on the surf and hang with some locals, check out Pipes Cafe for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, Bull Taco at the campground makes a mean street taco! We ate enough of them to know!
If you are yearning for the buzz of the city, San Diego is only 30 minuets away. However, we don’t think you’ll want to leave. Cardiff was one of our favorite beach towns in California and the beachfront camping makes it even better!