CAMPING TRIP AT SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH

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3-day car camping trip

Friends, families & first-time campers

Chill & fun

$

1.5 hours from LA

July - October

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Welcome at camp and down by trails 1 & 6

WHY SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH?

San Onofre State Beach (SOSB) is one of the top five most visited state parks in CA and rightly so. It has 5.5 miles of coastline, which makes it a camper's playground & a surfer's dream. Trestles Beach within SOSB is considered the best year-round surf break in America! For campers, there are six numbered trails (#1 - 6) that takes you below towering sandstone bluffs down to the rocky beach. Use the restroom before you hike down & settle in for awesome surfer-watching and ocean views.
 

· Directions To Campground

· Official SOBS Website

STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW

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The beaches and trails are rocky so wear closed-toe shoes while hiking at SOSB 

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Wildflower season is April - May

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Pups are welcome at camp and only on trails 1 & 6 

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If you're only visiting for the day, there's a $15 parking fee

Stow away & secure your stuff overnight! 

 

ITINERARY

DAY ONE
LEAVE LA BY 11 AM & GRAB LUNCH AT THE FUEL SHACK

- Diners love their bagels, and chicken & waffles! 
- Located at 360 Camino De Estrella in San Clemente

- Open Tuesday - Sunday| 7 AM - 1 PM

LAST PIT STOP · 76 - 1201 S El Camino Real in San Clemente

CHECK IN & SETTLE IN AT SAN MATEO CAMPGROUND

- Set up camp, wander around the campground & relax

 

COOK UP DINNER & S'MORES

- Prep dinner, s'mores & enjoy an evening of drinking & stargazing

DAY TWO
MAKE BREKKIE, PACK A PICNIC, AND HIKE TO TRESTLES BEACH

- This is a 3.1 mile round-trip hike, with 300 feet of elevation gain, to Trestles Wetlands Natural Preserve

- Pack a daypack with a lunch, snacks, sunscreen, sunhat, bug spray & water

- Spend the afternoon surfer-watching, lounging, and exploring the world-class Trestles Beach

    

RETURN TO CAMP & UNWIND

- Clean up, prep a delicious meal & warm up with your favorite hot bevvie.
- Roast up s'mores & soak up your last night in San Onofre State Beach!

DAY THREE
PACK UP & CHECK OUT BEFORE NOON

👀 Cook up brekkie, clean up around camp & throw away any random pieces of litter

HEAD HOME!
 

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ESSENTIALS
CLOTHING
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FRIDAY

Dinner

CAMPFIRE MAC N' CHEESE

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Vegetarian recipes

Dessert

S'MORES

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Gluten-free recipes

FOOD

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LAST UPDATED: May 21, 2021

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