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San Elijo State Beach

San Elijo State Beach is a California State Beach in San Diego County, California, United States,

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Location

San Elijo State Beach is near San Diego, by San Elijo Lagoon, adjacent to the Cardiff State Beach. [1]

San Diego City in California, United States

San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.

San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands in San Diego County, California, United States.

Cardiff State Beach

Cardiff State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, USA, located near San Diego. Popular activities include swimming, surfing, and beachcombing. Just next to Cardiff State Beach is a San Elijo State Beach, which has a state-run campground. The 507-acre (205 ha) park was established in 1949.

San Elijo State Beach offers swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding, skim-boarding, showers, picnicking, and camping. Campsite reservations are made through Reserve America, and sites book up to 6 months in advance. The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers. Also, at low tide, there is a tide pool that many walk to in order to see the sea life. [1]

The campsite is great for family and friends. It is located on a bluff right above the beach. It is perfect for photographers everywhere to get that perfect shot of a sunset. Jellyfish are frequent in the area, many see them either during the day or when at low tide.

33°01′29″N117°17′11″W / 33.024765°N 117.286426°W / 33.024765; -117.286426 [2]

To the North:
Swami's
California beaches To the South
Cardiff State Beach

See also

Cardiff Kook public art sculpture in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

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