San Onofre-San Mateo Campsite is close to the white sands of San Onofre State Beach. A trail at the site leads to “Trestles Beach” which is like a vortex for surfers. The trestles is a real treat. It is remote, being inaccessible by car, but you can enjoy meandering along a 1.5 mile long nature trail on the way there.
This history of surfer attraction to “Trestles Beach” dates all the way back to the 1940s, when the surfers who frequented the beach still rode the waves on redwood surf boards. Surfers who flock to the beach even continue to use these old-fashioned planks today. San Mateo Creek which hugs the campground serves as the breeding ground for key riprarian and wetland habitats which serve as the home to some rare and endangered species. This territory is a haven for nature seekers and wildlife enthusiasts.
All the campsites at San Onofre-San Mateo Campsite include a fire pit and picnic table, so they are great for gatherings with family and friends. There are also many other amenities such as hookup sites with electricity and water, RV station sanitation, hot, coin-operated indoor showers, as well as flush toilets.
For those who like to be in the outdoors, camping is available year-round at the site.