Beachside | Wild Camping

United States

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
1.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
wineanddaisys

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

*No street parking permitted.
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Dead end side street next to hotel. Bathrooms with running water and cold showers adjacent (in park). Im in a minivan but will fit large vans too. Not sure about RVs? The only noise I hear is the ocean waves :)
**FYI: It is 15 min parking during daytime hours (11am-6pm) so I simply move to the free beach lot adjacent which is open 4am-10pm.

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Came to stay here based on other reviews and the cops came knocking at my window. I have a small van that easily blends in but it seems the local police are monitoring the area for campers. I was lucky to be given a warning but the cop said next time I will get a ticket. Not worth the risk, look elsewhere.

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It seems like this place has calmed down a little bit. We stayed here for 8 days and 7 nights and didn't have any run in's as previously described. Yes, the scuba divers are noisy sometimes but that is the tradeoff. It was an awesome spot right by the beach. We felt safe and having bathrooms right nearby was super useful. As david talcott mentioned (he is a La Jolla councilman by the way so he can kiss my ass for trying to close down the spots in the area) there is a bylaw preventing overnight sleeping in vehicles between 2-6am. HOWEVER, this bylaw has not been enforced since April 2022. This street was filled with other campers at night and none of us were ticketed. As always, be respectful, leave in the morning to go to the parking down the street and all should be fine.

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Great location, clean bathrooms, very close to beach.

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A small dead end street next to Kellogg park.

The park has bathrooms and cold showers and is on the beach. I stayed here for one night and had no issues.

Must leave by 11am though as it then turns to 15-minute max parking. Felt very safe staying here and it was a fairly quiet area at night. The park gets very busy on the weekends.

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Be advised that on street camping is not allowed in San Diego per municipal code 86.0137. I believe the fine is $180.
See page 17:
Article 6: Stopping, Standing and Parking (sandiego.gov)
Here is a website that can direct your users/bloggers/vloggers for legal camping.
Camping & RV Parks - The Official Travel Resource for the San Diego Region

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This place is permanently closed.

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Activity all night. SCUBA divers getting set up for night dives. I didn't mind. Felt safe. Mostly surfers in the morning. Moved into park parking lot when legal. Don't get there late .. you might not find a parking space.

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A local guy drove by in his car, honked, and yelled loudly ‘time to go, you’re not welcome here‘ at 11pm. The dead end onto the beach was completely full of vans and other cars people seemed to be camping in. We left and will probably let this place cool off a bit as there has also been an article in the local paper.

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Not a good spot to stay. Ended up with a flat tire the next morning. Not worth the hassle and don’t want to worry about my stuff being stolen or damaged. Don’t recommend staying here at all!!

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Do not recommend staying in this area. Overnight parking is illegal in parking lots and on streets. I spent three nights here. Bathrooms are filthy, lots of homeless roaming during all hours. Recreational use starts around 4:00am with swimmimg, kayaking and scuba diving. All recreational users are very noisy, talking, laughing, and banging gear. Someone shook our van at 5:30am and woke us up one morning. We left immediately. We did not feel welcome here!

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Perfect spot for hearing the ocean all night. We pulled up right after 6pm and got a prime view of the ocean. Didn’t use the bathrooms since we have our own but they seemed open. No hassle and saw a few other vans join us as the night went on.

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Great spot, after boondocking I was nervous about urban stealth but this place is simple and safe. A few fellow vans were here and the bathrooms are nice and open late (don't know if 24/7 but I was able to use just before midnight). Just make sure to not park at the very end of the street with the red paint on the curb to be safe. 15 minute parking regulations in effect from 11am-6pm

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not too busy, restrooms open late. good quiet spot with a few others camping in their cars and vans.

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Didn’t seem like a good place with all the signs but I figured I’d stick it out. Turns out quite a few others stayed that night as well. Great place. Can hear the ocean.

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I parked my Prius at 7pm, there were lots of scuba divers there, then covered my windows when it got dark and slept great until 5.15 when a group gathered to meet right around my car and chatted for the next hour. so I guess they didn't suspect I was in there. LOL I'd park farther away from the beach next time as I was right at the toilets. I am unable to change the star rating, I'd give it a 4.

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We’ve been parking here on and off in our sprinter for 2 weeks now, with no issues. It was a great spot to park! Last night/early this morning, all of the camper-looking vehicles on the street were hit with a ticket. Be careful where you park in the city/near the beach. They don’t seem to strictly enforce the laws here prohibiting sleeping in your vehicle, but then sometimes they do.

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Really great spot. Quite a few other campers here, the space is almost full with maybe 6 or 7 vehicles. I can see why, because we are so close to the ocean with excellent beach access. Right beside a nice park, equipped with a row of showers and bathrooms. Doesn't get better than this!

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Dead end side street next to hotel. Bathrooms with running water and cold showers adjacent(park). Im in a minivan but will fit large vans too. Not sure about RVs? The only noise I hear is the ocean waves :)
**FYI: It is 15 min parking during daytime hours so I simply move to the free beach lot adjacent which is open 4am-10pm.

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