We spent 3 days on the bluff this trip (we've been going to San Onofre every year for the past 4 year). There must have been a bad storm that hit the area because San Onofre is bad shape this year. The 1st 20 sites that are opposite the beach (as you go into the camp - they have W/Elec/Sewer) are all closed down and the parking area along the beach is washed away. That only leaves a handful of sites available with all utilities. The beach has been eroded tremendously from what it has been in previous years, the life guard station used to have a buffer zone but there is washout right up to the building now. Walking the beach is a real challenge as it is filled up with rocks and only a small cleared area is available for beachgoers. It was nice up until the weekend when the place suddenly became wall to wall campers to the point of being over crowded and extremely noisy and the bathroom facilities could not handle the crowd, toilets were stopped up and it became a challenge to beat the crowd to get to a working toilet. We were surprised that no one told us of the conditions there when we reserved our site. The place has really taking a nose dive and is looking run down. Views of the coast are still great from the bluff though. The newly renovated clubhouse still was not open even though construction was completed last year. We stayed at Del Mar, just down the road about 30 miles prior to coming to San Onofre and there just isn't any comparison. Del Mar is much nicer. We should have stayed there instead of coming to San Onofre.
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