Camp at Sunset State Beach

Sunset State Beach

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Bathrooms
Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic

Lined with huge sand dunes and shady pines, Sunset State Beach has year-round camping and scenic picnic spots.

Campsites here come with a fire ring and picnic table, as well as bathroom and shower access. These sites are particularly recommended for families and large groups.

Make a reservation here

Photo Credit: ClatieK

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

From $176/night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

will come back

a quiet and fairly hidden place with lots of shade. there isn’t direct beach access but it’s pretty close.

So Good

This place is beautiful and so relaxing. You can walk to the beach and the sunrise and sunset are absolutely unreal. My favorite part is probably how peaceful it is!

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Camp at Manresa Beach

Adventure

Kayak in Elkhorn Slough

Adventure

Kayak with Humpback Whales in Monterey Bay

Adventure

Hike to Nisene Marks' Maple Falls

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

how-to

How to Pack for Adventure Travel

Pack light, pack smart, and always give yourself some breathing room.

family

10 Amazing Family-Friendly Trips around the World

The best family memories are made outside.

chillin

Patagonia's "Treeline" Is a Celebration of Our Dependence on Trees

Patagonia's newest release featuring the importance of forests all around the world. Follow skier...

activities

"Far Away" - Climbing in LiMing, China

Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple traveled to Liming, China to attempt a first ascent in one of climb...

More Stories