San Onofre State Beach is one of California's most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. It has almost 2.5 million visitors per year and it is one of the top five most-visited state parks in California. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. The state beach has three distinct areas: the San Onofre Bluffs, the San Mateo Campground and the San Onofre Surf Beach.
Day Use—Two of the state’s most popular surfing beaches attract wave riders—Surf Beach and Trestles Beach. Non-surfers may picnic, swim, walk or relax here.
Trails—Hikers enjoy miles of backcountry on San Mateo campground trails. At the San Onofre Bluffs campground there are seven quartermile-long trails leading to the beach from the bluff top.
Camping—Two separate campgrounds at San Mateo and San Onofre Bluffs have a total of 333 tent or RV campsites.
En route Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. PT
12601 S Isis Ave
Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. PT
Mission Valley Branch Library
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Dec 7, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. PT