Camp Pendleton, CA - Recreation

    Local Camp Pendleton, CA Parks

    Cuyamaca Rancho - 82 miles away
    Phone: 760-765-3020
    13652 Highway 79
    Julian, CA 92036
    Description: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers beautiful pine and oak forests, broad meadows, and little streams that are a special delight in the generally dry Southern California landscape. The park is easily reached using Highway 8 from downtown San Diego. The park is located in the Peninsular Range of mountains; from Cuyamaca Peak, at 6512 ft the second highest point in San Diego County, you can see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the Colorado Desert to the east and the Pacific coast west. The park encompasses 25,000 acres through which over a hundred miles of hiking, horse and mountain biking trails provide visitors a rich view of Southern California forests. Park exhibits include the Stonewall Mine site offering a pictorial history of the greatest of Southern California gold mines, and the park museum telling the story of the native people who lived here for centuries
    San Elijo - 13 miles away
    Phone: (760) 753-5091
    2050 N Highway 101
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    Description: The beach extends along old Highway 101 (Route S21) 3/4 mile north from San Elijo Lagoon's entrance channel, near the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Located on the San Diego Coast, San Elijo State Beach offers swimming, surfing and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorklers and divers. Torrey Pines State Beach Location-Directions The Beach is located one mile south of Del Mar on North Torrey Pines Road. State beaches are areas with frontage on the ocean, or bays designed to provide swimming, boating, fishing, and other beach-oriented recreational activities. This wide, sandy beach stretches 4 1/2 miles from Del Mar past Los Penyasquitos Lagoon to the base of sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines Mesa. Swimming, surfing and fishing are popular. Red-hued bluffs and wet sand make strolling on the beach popular at low tide. A picnic area and parking lot are near the entrance on North Torrey Pines Road. The beach can also be reached by trail from the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Torrey Pines prohibits dogs anywhere within the reserve and beach boundaries (even within a vehicle).
    San Onofre - 20 miles away
    Phone: 949-492-4872
    830 Cristianitos Road
    San Clemente, CA 92058
    Description: The beach is three miles south of San Clemente on I-5 (Basilone Road.) 3036 acres.; 100' elevation. San Onofre State Beach features 3.5-miles of sandy beaches with six access trails cut into the bluff above. The campground is along Old Highway 101 adjacent to the sandstone bluffs. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. The park includes a marshy area where San Mateo Creek meets the shoreline and Trestles Beach, a well-known California surfing site. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time. The park's coastal terrace is chaparral-covered. San Onofre includes San Onofre Surf Beach - a day use facility, San Mateo campground and day use facility, and a Nature Trail that starts at San Mateo Canyon and leads to San Mateo State Preserve/ Trestles Beach. Located between San Onofre SB and San Onfore Surf Beach is San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) provides nearly 20-percent of the power to more than 15-million people in Southern California. Trestles Beach is regarded as one of the premiere surf breaks in the United States. Many would say the best in San Diego County.
    San Pasqual Battlefield - 29 miles away
    Phone: 760-737-2201
    15808 San Pasqual Valley Road
    Escondido, CA 92027
    Description: The park is located next to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles south of Escondido on Highway 78. San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, east of Escondido, honors the soldiers who fought in the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 in the midst of the Mexican-American War. Generals Stephen Kearny and Andres Pico both claimed victory. The battle was only one of the military encounters in California in the war, but it proved to be the bloodiest and most controversial as to the outcome. The park has been set aside, not as a monument to war, but as a reminder of the human ideals, actions and passions that can drive nations to bloodshed. Annual and Special Events State Park volunteers conduct tours of the facility and stage living history programs. Reservations for group programs must be made at least three weeks in advance. Annual Living History Day -- (October through June) Annual re-enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual (December)

    Local Camp Pendleton, CA Campgrounds

    Guajome - 9 miles away
    Phone: 760.724.4489
    3000 Guajome Lake Road
    Oceanside, CA 92057
    Description: Guajome County Park offers its visitors a unique blend of history and outdoor experiences. At one end of the park stands an historic adobe ranch house built in the 1850s. From there the park stretches two miles westward and encompasses some of the most diverse habitats to be found in any county park. You'll enjoy opportunities to hike, picnic, ride horses, fish, and camp. Its mild climate and convenient location, 40 miles north of San Diego, make Guajome an ideal place to visit year round.
    Paradise By The Sea - 4 miles away
    Phone: (760) 439-1376
    1537 South Coast Highway
    Oceanside, CA 92054
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: Nestled between Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside (San Diego) and the historic Highway 101, Paradise By The Sea sets itself apart from San Diego and Southern California RV parks with a professional & courteous staff, Full-Hookups, unparalleled cleanliness and access to miles of beautiful, sandy beaches.
    Oceanside RV - 4 miles away
    Phone: (760) 967-9610
    1510 S Coast Hwy
    Oceanside, CA 92054
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: You can step back in time by visiting the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, the 'King of the Missions', and Heritage Park. The sport and lifestyle of surfing is celebrated at the unique California Surf Museam, and at certain times of the year you will be able to enjoy outstanding surf competitions hosted by such organizations as the Nat'l Scholastic Surfing Association, Professional Surfing Tour of America, and NSSA surf Contests. With all that surfing action, it should tell you that the surf is good!