How to get on Camp Pendleton to Visit the Dunkin Donuts

Civilians are allowed on base with proper documentation.

Editor's note: this story has been clarified to show that access to base is considered on an individual basis and depends highly on present security situations.

The only Dunkin Donuts in California is on Camp Pendleton, but you don't have to be a service member to enjoy doughnuts and coffee. Non-Department of Defense ID card holders are allowed on base if the security situation allows it, one official told Patch. 


The Base Access office has three requirements to allow a vehicle on base:

• A valid driver license.

• Current Registration.

• Current liability insurance.

Certain people may have difficulty getting on base

• Those with a felony conviction in the past 10 years. 

• Those in the country illegaly.

• Those with outstanding criminal warrants.

• Former service members with a dishonorable or a bad conduct discharge.

For a full list of restrictions and answers to other questions, visit the Base Access office page. 

Daniel Woolfolk May 03, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Stacey, in the other story (linked in this one), the franchisee told me that there might be another one on Camp Pendleton and it will be a launching pad for other DDs.
Daniel Lane May 04, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I need to check this place out!
Jeff May 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Glad to hear a civilian can access this dunks, I will make the trip one of these days. I gotta say though, I enjoy the nostalgia of having dunks more then actually having it. Reminds me of home...but...its not that great. :-\
RLH May 13, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Ok I am really confused. I tried to get on base today to go and the soldier would not let me in. He said I had to be military! Someone please confirm what is accurate???
Daniel Woolfolk June 09, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Hi RLH, while the rules state that certain civilians can go on base, it's really on a case by case basis. Here's the update that came today: http://camppendleton.patch.com/articles/base-clarifies-access-for-civilians-dunkin-donuts


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