Pelican Point is a joint effort of Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches and the California State Parks San Diego Coast North Sector.

Special Events

This exclusive scenic, bluff-top area is now available for rental for special events, such as weddings, reunions, memorial services, meetings, receptions, corporate team-building and other group events, during the daytime and early evening hours.

For all information concerning special events at Pelican Point its current use regulations, and any future possibilities, please contact the Special Events Planner at (760) 476-4003 or by e-mail:

Non-profit youth camping

The area is currently available for overnight camping for California State Park approved, non-profit organizations serving our youth.

For all information concerning non-profit camping in this area, its current use regulations, and any future possibilities, please contact Julia Miura, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator for the San Diego Coast North Sector, at phone # 619-688-3385 or by e-mail:

CA State Parks - San Diego Coast North Sector

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Pelican Point

Pelican Point is dedicated for use by our community members and organizations.  The following is a short list of those who have been able to enjoy this new project:


¨ Boy Scouts

¨ California State Parks Office of Community Involvement - Fam Camp - San Diego North Coast/Orange Coast - Event Organizers

¨ Community Covenant Church

¨ Encinitas Parks and Recreation

¨ Girl Scouts

¨ Healing Word Church

¨ Hope Elementary School

¨ La Jolla United Methodist Church

¨ Lincoln High School

¨ North County Lifeline

¨ Poseidon Foundation, Inc. – a foundation for underprivileged children.

¨ Temecula Valley Church of Christ

¨ Webb Schools


Pelican Point relies heavily on the support of volunteers, local organizations, and local businesses.  A special thanks to those who have dedicated time, funds, or materials to help us build Pelican Point:



Dennis Kessler, James French, Bill Wisener, Bill Mahoney, Richard and Carol MacManus, Berne Thompson, Mark Peters, Bob Sandison, Dave Dolan, William Morrison.


California State Parks employees:

Brian Ketterer, Brian Gaudet, Bob Moore, Joe Butler, Laura Ohman, Jeff Lessley, Russ Anderson, Jeremy Denton, Joe Schippers, Jim McGlynn, Rogelio Ramos and Steve Kirsch.


Local organizations and businesses:

A Fruit Guys

Assemblyman Martin Garrick

California Conservation Corps

California State Parks Foundation - 2010 Earth Day Grant for Pelican Point

CASP Foundation - Event Organizer/ grant distribution for Pelican Point

Home Depot

I Love A Clean San Diego

Palomar College Fire Club

Peet’s Coffee and Tea

San Diego Coast Keepers

San Diego State University Recreation and Tourism Student Association

Sempra Energy

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Taylor Made Golf

Vista Deputy Probation Officers - Lead Person Joanna Teague