San Elijo State Beach is located on the San Diego Coast and offers swimming, surfing and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers.

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Expert Review of San Elijo State Beach

Beach Review of San Elijo State Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Snorkeling,Surfing
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This is another California beach with Wi-Fi, which means you can check ocean conditions and get tips from other surfers online before you dive in.
  • The parking lot for surfers and other day users is at the north end of the beach (where you want to be regardless), not at the south side, where campers park.
  • The offshore reef is popular with snorkelers and divers. As always, divers should tell a friend or family member where they're diving and for how long. Flags are useful as the area is often crowded.

Along Coast Hwy. 101
Cardiff by the Sea, California
Parking: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 760-753-5091
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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