Plan your beach vacation with this San Diego campground listing. Whether you like tent camping on the beach or prefer a nice RV park, the campgrounds here include those in San Diego such as Silver Strand State Beach, Campland On The Bay, Chula Vista RV Resort, Mission Bay RV Park, San Diego Metropolitan KOA and San Diego RV Resort.
San Diego is a great place to go camping, especially because of the year round nearly perfect weather.
Also, there's no shortage of fun water activities at both the beach and the bay. Then there are all those family attractions to enjoy, such as Sea World, the Zoo, Old Town and Balboa Park with its many museums.
Its a good idea to book your campgrounds early if you are planning to come in summer or on a three day weekend.
The listing below lets you know about each campground, what facilities and activities are available, and how to get in touch.
This San Diego campground is located on Mission Bay, a convenient spot for a beach vacation since it's just a short drive to Sea World and the Zoo. The Kendall Frost Wildlife Preserve is nearby, providing birdwatching opportunities. Plus you can enjoy a variety of water activities right at the campground.
There is a little beach right on the bay, plus a marina, a boat launch and a market. They also have a pool and a whirlpool. You can rent various types of boats, including paddle boats at the marina. Or bring your own and dock it!
All kinds of activities are available for kids of all ages, from ping pong to volleyball to horse shoe tournaments to campfire programs.
There are RV sites with full hookups as well as primitive sites for tents. The tent sites are only available in summer. There is a wide range of types of sites to choose from at varying price points.
Campland At The Bay is open all year.
2211 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego
Another San Diego campground that has a beach on Mission Bay is the Mission Bay RV Park. They also have a boat launch for those who bring their own.
The nice thing about camping at Mission Bay is that it is so conveniently close to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.
This RV Campground holds 260 sites. It also has a beach, a boat launch and hot showers. You can bike and fish here also. They have round the clock security.
2727 De Anza Rd., San Diego
This RV campground located right on San Diego Bay next to the Chula Vista Marina
It has 237 RV sites with full hookups. There is a swimming pool, a spa, recreation room, a fitness room and a market! The resort is surrounded by a park, and nearby is the bay and marina.
Bring your own boat and use the boat launch. There are 2 waterfront restaurants and a Tiki Bar with pavilion and firepit. Fishing is another activity to enjoy here.
460 Sandpiper Way
Chula Vista, San Diego
This San Diego campground won the 2013 KOA Campground of the Year award. It has 200 RV sites and 6 tent sites, most of which are grassy. You can enjoy their pool, whirlpool and game room.
Also available are deluxe cabins for a more luxurious camping experience.
Bike rentals are available for a fee.
111 N. Second Ave.
Chula Vista, San Diego
This RV resort is located about 14 miles inland from Mission Bay.
Located within walking distance of the San Diego trolley, this camping resort has 174 sites on lovely landscaped grounds. They provide a lounge with a big screen TV, an exercise room, a heated swimming pool, whirlpool. Wireless internet is also available, with the first 4 hours being free.
7407 Alvarado Rd.
La Mesa, San Diego
This San Diego beach camping spot is for RVs only and is located on a long sand spit south of Coronado extending to Imperial Beach. Activities include swimming, surfing, shell collecting, boating and fishing.
The campground also offers nature walks and campfire programs seasonally.
Silver Strand State Beach is unique in that it has beach on two sides: the ocean side and the San Diego Bay side. The two sides are divided by Highway 75 and pedestrian tunnels go under the highway to the bay side.
On the ocean side, south of the developed area is 1 1/2 miles of undeveloped beach and a natural preserve. On the bay side, the water is calmer and warmer, ideal for boating activities.
Between both sides, Silver Strand offers lots to do, such as volleyball, fishing, boating, water skiing, sailing and swimming. Crown Cove Trail offers a .8 mile trail with bay views.
Silver Strand Beach Cafe is open on summer weekends, offering snacks and things like firewood and boogie board rentals.
132 RV sites
No tents are allowed, and RVs must be fully self contained.
To get to Silver Strand campground, take the I-5 south through San
Diego. Take the Coronado Bridge (Hwy 75) into Coronado, then continue
south on Orange Street until you see the State Beach exit about 4 1/2
miles south of town.
5000 Hwy 75
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