Date of Stay: August, 2010
I have been staying in this park since I was a child. My parents kept a travel trailer in storage here and we stayed here at least monthly. When I got older, and had a family of my own, I at first brought my kids here to stay in my parents RV and now travel here in my own motorhome. Like me, my own (now grown) kids feel like this park is "home". Given their choice of nearby central coast RV parks, they STILL choose Morro Dunes every time. On my daughter's breaks from college in Tucson, AZ, she always asks if we can stay at Morro Dunes for her "beach fix". Access to the beach, and the ability to hear the surf at night, is without peer at any other park. I can't understand how anyone would state that this park is not "kid friendly" or complain that they, their kids, or their dog(s) were made to feel unwelcome in any way. I stayed here as a child, I brought my kids here when they were children, and have now taken grandchildren here. We have almost always traveled here with our dogs. We have always felt comfortable and welcome. I can only assume that perhaps experiences to the contrary were brought on by noisy, ill-behaved, kids and dogs. I have found that if you respect your neighbors they will respect you as well. Leaving a dog alone in an RV is against the rules at every RV park I have ever visited. It is not surprising that a previous reviewer had issues with his neighbors when he left his dog alone, and whining, at Morro Dunes. While much of the the park clientele may be more "mature" than some other coastal parks, we find this to be an attraction rather than a detriment as the park tends to be quieter, traffic tends to travel slower, and the atmosphere feels safer. The facilities are always meticulously clean and the staff has always been friendly and accommodating. My only complaint might be "sketchy" Wi-Fi access depending on the location in the park. The park has the absolute best location on the central coast with easy access to points north and south. If you want a clean and comfortable park, where you, your kids, and your pets will be safe, and without noisy neighbors, loud music, rowdy partying, or offensive OHV's, then this is the park for you.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We stayed at this park when our first two nearby choices were not available. We're glad we did. Our stay was so enjoyable that we will return to this park anytime we want to stay on the southern end of the central coast or Santa Barbara area. Though the rate was the highest I have ever paid at an RV park, the excellence of the facilities made it well worth it. The pool, showers, store, and restroom facilities were the best I have ever seen. We especially liked that, in addition to the regular "gender specific" stall type shower facilities in the restrooms, they have a building with large, private, "unisex" showers that the wife and I shared (to save water of course). Another treat was the access to the lodge, restaurant, and store facilities at nearby El Capitan Canyon (owned by the same business) where they have an excellent summer concert series, organized hikes, and children activities. When we want a special treat, with easy access to the dog friendly beaches and piers in Santa Barbara County, we will return here every time.