Date of Stay: December, 2005
Sunset Vista RV Park is owned and operated by the City of Huntington Beach. It is a fun place with many activities. It is located on one of the nicest beaches in California. It is located right on the same beach that the popular OP Pro surf contest is located. It is near one of the longest piers in the US. There is a nice downtown area nearby with something for all ages. There are bicycle and pedals cars for multiple riders to ride on the very nice beachwalk. There are surfboard, bodyboard, and wetsuit rentals too. Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are 20 to 30 minutes away. We camped here in our toy hauler in December of 2005. The sites are large, flat, and clean. The only thing I didn't like was there was no shade, but that is why we have our awning. The kids (both 13 years old) had a blast with all the activities. Riding bikes, playing in the sand and waves (too cold for me and mom, eating at Ruby's (hamburger joint) on the end of the pier, and getting icecream in the downtown area. The campground is not the quietest I have stayed at, as you could hear the traffic on Pacific Coast Highway nearby, but it was not that bad. The campground is only open from October 1 through May 31, I suspect because the city needs the parking for summertime. There are not individual sewer hookups, but there is a nicely setup dump station. This is not a quiet wilderness type campground. It is a very fun location for the family so I rated it as a 10 because of what it is. It is not the cheapest, but we will definitely be going back in the near future.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Was very clean as most state parks are. Each campground is separated by thick bushes which was nice for privacy and shade. Our bushes were a bit overgrown so we could not use our awning, but most of the sites were properly cut. Our site backed up to the sand of Doheny State Beach. Our site was double wide so it was easy to get our TT backed in. We had our own fire ring. No kookups, but there was a dump station and potable water available. We slept to the sound of the small waves rolling in on the beach. Campground was mostly families in rv's, but there were also many tents. Our only complaint was a noisy group next to us, but they were in bed at a decent hour. Very nice with plenty of activities including bicycle and jet ski rentals.