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 is in the city of San Clemente which is 60 miles north of San Diego airport or 70 miles south of LAX.
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!
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!
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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