I arrived here on a busy Friday with no reservations. Being as the primary (and more expensive) camp was full, I was relegated to the more primitive back campground. Talk about a blessing in disguise! This area is beautiful. Though further away from the ocean, it's actually higher, with views. Plus, by being further back, it's less crowded and more quiet. Hiking trails are close by and there's always a nice cool breeze. Neither camp has hookups. Both have water spigots scattered around the campgrounds. The only difference is the primary area has flush toilets and showers, while the the other camp has only vault/pit/chemical style toilets (not sure what the differences are). However, these were clean and big. This is one very nice and good priced campground that I'll be sure to come back to and spend some time at.
I stayed here overnight while traveling through. The campground is situated in a small bowl, surrounded on the sides by small hills. A sign on the kiosk warns you of potential high winds (and no refunds). When I was there, however, there was no wind. In fact, I was wishing for a small breeze, as it was quite warm. The hills seem to hold in the heat. The way to the beach is under the train trestle. This would by a nice place for families or groups to stay while you visit and do other activities in the area. The restrooms and showers were clean. The showers require quarters and have good, hot water. However, the fee is $45!! I just can not justify paying that price for a mostly basic campsite. While my stay there was adequate, I probably won't be back.
I stayed once about ten years ago, before it became "known." It was nice back then. This time, I drove to it, over a torturous fourteen mile steep, winding rough patched road that will test your rig's suspension and how well you have everything secured inside. When I got here, the place was packed! Kids were running around all over. (Nothing against kids, I'm just saying what I saw.) The sites are extremely close to one other and the place was very noisy. Maneuvering room is limited and you can be sure you'll be the entertainment while you try to back your rig in. Unless you're one of the many tent campers set up next to the RV's. After my drive through, I changed my mind and decided not to stay here. I was very disappointed in how this place has changed and also considering the poor road condition, won't be back.
This is a nice, clean, quiet friendly park. It is also a pet friendly park. They had no problem accepting my 2 large dogs. Far different than another local RV Park, which is very breed restrictive. There's a handful of long term tenets but their sites are well maintained. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Special thanks to "new guy!" The restrooms and showers are clean and roomy. There's also a clean laundry, though a little warm in summer afternoon. The sites fit small to large rigs, but very large rigs may have a hard time. Wi-Fi is available, but here's my one complaint: I was never able to connect, even outside my camper. I had to go up to the laundry to connect. Inconvenient, but not too big a deal. I suggest they invest in some Wi-Fi repeaters in the park. My only other suggestion is to put up a solid fence between the park and mobile home park next door instead of the see through fence there now. Otherwise, I look forward to my future stays here.
This a small, narrow park. All sites are in a single row, facing the the ocean. If you are in a larger or longer rig, you may have to go all the way to the end (about one mile) to turn around. Bring plenty of leveling blocks. The back half of most of the asphalt pads have eroded away, dropping about two inches to the dirt, which also slopes down another few inches or more, the further back you go. The ocean is about thirty-five to forty feet in front of you. Conversely, the train tracks are thirty-five to forty feet behind you. The trains run daily, at full speed, about a half-dozen times a day when I was here. The last freight train of the day was around ten-thirty in the evening, everyday. A little further behind the train tracks is the 101 freeway, which seems to run downhill over the bridge, as I would often here the semi trucks using their "Jake" brakes late at night. The sites are pretty close together. When I was here, one side was empty and on the other side, I was fortunate to have two very nice "mature" ladies for company. As I was camping alone, after the recent loss of a beloved family member. This is not a sand beach. Or a place to do a lot of activities. However, near the edges of the campground, there areas to swim, body surf and stuff. The shore is nothing but rocks and boulders of various sizes. Walkable but use caution. Now, if you want tranquility, a place to chill out and relax, read, write, do nothing or contemplate whatever! This is the place!. The traffic noises and other small inconveniences aren't even noticed after the first day. The view of the ocean, the lull of the surf, the not annoying squawk of the birds, the seals and porpoises strolling on by, all make for an relaxing and memorial stay.