San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

When a rad and adventurous couple from Colorado emails you asking to pick an epic place for their elopement, you search Google Earth Pro until you land on a spot as gorgeous as San Onofre Bluffs! We hiked out near site 6 for this San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement and these are some memories from the day! 

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

Where is San Onofre Bluffs Campground?

San Onofre Bluffs Campground is in the city of San Clemente which is 60 miles north of San Diego airport or 70 miles south of LAX. 

Why should you take your elopement portraits here?

San Onofre Bluffs Campground is a gorgeous place for your elopement photos because it’s not as busy as the San Clemente Pier. You get the beauty of the cliffs and beach all in one spot!

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement
San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

When is the best time of year to visit San Onofre Bluffs Campground?

Southen California has the luxury of mild weather year-round, so you’re in for a treat no matter which time you visit San Onofre Bluffs Campground! Summer will be busier with tourists so go in the fall or winter if you prefer a less crowded environment!

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

Where should you stay while visiting San Clemente?

We recommend staying at a local Airbnb or hotel while visiting San Onofre Bluffs Campground because you’ll be close to the beach and truly feel like a local! Here’s a list of awesome Airbnb’s in the area:

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

Where should you eat in San Clemente?

La Galette Creperie at the San Clemente Pier is one of the best restaurants near San Onofre because you can enjoy breakfast with a view! The maple crepes and coffee are DELICIOUS!

Photo By MadyDeloye

Where should you watch sunset at San Onofre Bluffs Campground?

There’s an adventurous trail near parking site 6 where bicyclists can ride down to the beach or hikers can scurry up a rabbit trail! Just watch your step!

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

Do you need a 4WD vehicle to access San Onofre Bluffs Campground?

Nope! San Onofre Bluffs Campground has a paved road that takes you to the trail heads. Expect to walk around 300-500 feet from the parking lot to the beach.

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement
San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

What kind of shoes should you wear to San Onofre Bluffs Campground?

If you are hiking close to the cliffs at San Onofre Bluffs Campground, you will need shoes with GREAT grip. Flip flops are dangerous as you could slip and seriously injure yourself. 

San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement
San Onofre Bluffs Campground Elopement

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