I went here because it is close to home and it was my first time in my new motorhome. I needed a "fact-finding" weekend to see how to operate all the bells and whistles. That part went almost perfectly until I was unable to raise the big awning by myself. (I am a 66 year old woman.) I called the office and was told that "There's no one here to help you!" The tone of voice said it all. Half an hour later I called again to tell them my son would be out to help me. This time the campground hostess answered the phone. "Well how long will that take?" she asked. Again, tone of voice! This place is an enclave..a closed society of people who would rather outsiders stay outside! The "group" wants nothing to do with us except take our money and wave "Goodbye" when we leave. Very strange!! Would I go back? Only if I need a whipping.
We camped right on the beach in a pull-through site with electric and water. Had to disconnect and go up to the "top" in order to use the dump station but we didn't care. We loved our location by the water! Restrooms were too far away for us to use but again, we didn't care. Loved it here!!!
The giant redwoods and their aroma make this a wonderful stop on your journey. The river babbles behind the campsites and it feels like Scout camp from days of old. The bathrooms remind you of Scout camp too! They are really primative with dirty concrete floors and showers that barely qualify. There is no dump station so we paid $8 to use the one at the near-by state park. However, about a mile up the road is the Big Sur River Inn and Restaurant. It is not to be missed. Wonderful decks made of native logs melt down the hill to the river below where bent-wood furniture sits in the water. Use the stepping stones and relax as the water ebbs around you. There is Wi-Fi hookup so you can sit and lunch and compute with no one to bother you. We paid $5 for our youngster to swim while we enjooyed the afternoon. Dogs on leashes are also welcome on the grounds.
This is an excellent, well-run campground about a block from the drive-on beach. It is densly shaded with tall pine trees, making it cool in the mornings and evenings. The shops and other businesses along the walk to the beach are colorful and the people agreeable. Be sure to bring firewood for the evening campfire. You'll appreciate it.
This park is the only one in Malibu and commands a hefty rate as well as a spectacular view of the ocean. Campsites are narrow and your neighbor could become your best friend if you're not careful. There are no pull-throughs and backing into some cliff-side sites is scary! Wi-Fi access is sporatic. The managers are efficient and cordial. When we were here, the hot water was on again-off again for the showers, but the management tried to get it right. Overall it was a good experience.