Location: Map, Further - Mapquest
North San Diego County off of Interstate 5 at Basilone Road.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parking: $3 all day; 200 day-use spaces and 149 campsites available
Phone: (949) 492-4872
Beach Information Special Comments:
For Your Convenience
As home to Old Man's and Trestles, two of the West Coast's most famous surfing spots, San Onofre is a boarder's paradise. It's also spartan and not easily accessible, which lends it a 1950s feel. A paucity of lifeguards and the long hike down a rugged hill make it less than ideal for small kids unless you are lucky enough to get a parking spot right next to the sand below the bluffs at Old Man's. A paved path up on the bluff allows biking and skating all the way to San Diego.
Food/Dining: No concessions on site. The nearest food is seven miles away in San Clemente.
Facilities: Lifeguards, surfing, fishing, fire rings, picnic tables, bike trails.
Restrooms: Individual unisex facilities with flush toilets.
Dogs: OK in parking lots and on hard trails, but not on sand.