Date of Stay: February, 2014
Wow. We never realized this area was available, boondock right at beach side parallel parked end to end alongside the beach (with highway/railroad other side) so it is more private, spacious, and quiet than side by side campsites. So easy to get into and the ranger is friendliest I ever met. No hassles, just park and pay envelope in slot. Frequent trash bins provided along the camping strip, dogs OK leashed on beach ($1/day per dog). 14 day winter limit, 7 day in summer. Just great experience compared to nearby state beach camps.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
We came in 32 foot motorhome for a 2-night stay. Reservations on-line not available the day or two before arrival, so we arrived early to register. Beach and terrain are excellent, but tough policies. Beach sites limited to 24 foot units, across the lot are 35 foot sites, but that depends upon being able to overhang the curb in back. Sewer entrance is horizontal, tough making good connection. They will only give one night at a time to non-reserved. You return at 8:30 am to renew. But then they wanted us to move to another space for the second night. Quite crowded, like a city. So we moved out, will not use again.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
This is a unique park, well located at edge of the ocean beach. Facilities are basic, and spaces are tight. Hookups were fine, but apparently restrooms and showers were closed long ago. But the value here is in great quiet location and friendly staff and repeat campers, being close to the surf, and a paved bike/hike trail both north and south to top quality restaurants and parks. Very friendly co-op staff, gave us space we wanted and checked that we were happy. A resident runs a radio show about the park and interviews many campers. We were there off-season, and it was pretty full. No reservations, fist come first serve.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
We arrived here right at 5 pm because our planned night's stop at 2pm had no one on duty. Trade Winds office and residents were very friendly and helpful, and we were in a space immediately. Though a bit narrow, all hookups were in top shape and each space has a picnic table. This park is large and attached to mobile home and long term RV areas, but the overnight is easy in and out, and has laundry and showers centrally located next to the office. Not a place to vacation, but excellent value for overnight or local business stays.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Anchor Bay is a small private camp with about nine overnight spaces right on the edge of a quiet beach. It is down in a small canyon below the switchback of the coast highway. The bulk of the other sites are permanent, owned units, but in winter almost all are vacant. So you enter past all these and park right at the beach end. In winter, lower rates and even the overnights are mostly vacant, so its a great atmosphere and usually good weather. Walk up to a restaurant or two and great natural-food oriented grocery, or 4 miles to town with much more. This is our favorite stop on the winter loop down the coast.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
This park has a few RV hook-ups, but access is limited to shorter rigs. We had a small cycle trailer that made us 32 feet total, so only the dry camp area was available. Most of the acreage has been converted to park cabins. They charged extra for pool use (not included in overnight fees) and for each dog per day though there were no services like walk areas for dogs. The restaurant would have been a great attraction, but was not operating at all this year. There are no other restaurants in the vicinity. We will skip this hot spring camp next year.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
This is a gated park, not new but relaxed, quiet atmosphere. It is a bit hard to find as the gate is a block or two down a small side road. We loved the warm swimming pool and hot Jacuzzi open all hours. In winter there are no crowds though the park is often nearly full with long-term residents. It's very quiet and friendly. A large fenced area is provided for pet exercise. A good stop on the way south to Palm Springs or the deserts in winter.