Great location next to beautiful dog friendly beach and a decent pub which is wonderful. BUT, the park is very dusty and all the good sites are given to long termers. There is nothing visually appealing about the place at all. If the owner were to at least tarmac the roads it would be better. One night to recharge your batteries and spend a lovely morning at the beach is all I can recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For $75 a night ($84 with tax), you get a great location on Route 1...40 minutes from San Francisco. You can walk to the beach but it's about a mile. Nice location for Half Moon Bay and for touring up and down Route 1. The bad is the campground is all gravel, limited privacy, sites not level (sloping back to front), and lots of road noise all day and night. The best sites, the biggest and farthest away from the road, were taken by long term campers. New, clean showers, all new utilities, nice people running the business. Great location for visiting the Bay Area, and that's what you're paying for. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The parkmanagement is top notch, anticipating her guest's needs, going out of her way to welcome and make sure her campground is full of happy campers. While we there the manager arranged a BBQ for us all to get to know one another, supplying the food and drink, which was excellent. This is a newer, friendly, quiet RV park and campground. It is located behind Cameron's Pub, just off Cabrillo Hwy. They offer spacious showers with toilets, (just like your bathroom at home but possibly bigger!) and a laundry room which was just put in. The sites are large, accommodating our 39 ft 5th wheel, tow vehicle, Ford Explorer, and canoe with room to spare. Each site has a picnic table. The sites are bark dust and gravel, no trees on the sites, but the park itself is surrounded by trees and shrubs. Due to the mild weather trees are not really needed at the sites. This is a great extended stay campground, as well as nightly or weekly. Monthly rates at the time we stayed were $1200. (This included electricity.) At first I had sticker shock but after the welcome from the manager and all she does to accommodate her guests as well as the wonderful beach and hiking trails, this is a bargain. The most magnificent part of this campground is the close proximity to the miles of pristine beaches and wonderful biking and hiking trails. Every day my 2 labs (yes, Bonus, They are big dog friendly!) and I would hike the quarter mile to the beach, soaking in the gorgeous vistas from the hiking trails along the bluff to the ocean. Making our way down the ravine we spent hours searching for sea glass, with the beach all to ourselves most of the time. We spotted whale, seals and Pelicans, to name a few of the vast array of sea life. Cameron's Pub is a fun place, we loved the shuffleboard and they make a dynamite pizza. They have an eclectically decorated group BBQ spot, horseshoe pits and volleyball. Did I mention "The Clubhouse?" it is the Silver Bullet, an Airstream trailer decked out for the most fun BBQ's complete with hammocks. This park is a standout jewel, the most wonderful piece of sea glass I have ever found. Fun, playful and friendly, close to a beautiful beach and a wonderful manager, who in my book makes this whole camping while working thing worthwhile. Thanks for a wonderful stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Air is often very smoky from fires. You can't hear the ocean when generators are running. I wish they would install electricity at each site or not allow generators. Tends to be very windy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Dry camp only. The beach is 4 miles long and is right there. A easy walk from the campground. Sites 47 through 50 have great views and are not as close together. Generator hours are 10am to 8pm. These hours could be a little bit better. There were showers for a fee, but the park was very busy and we did not use them. Make reservation as we saw many turned away. Hope to stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great oceanside campground with some sites on bluff directly above beach. If you love the ocean, you will love this campground. Paved path runs for over 4 miles from harbor to north to golf course on south. Hiking, biking, roller blading. etc. only on path. Wide sandy beach runs entire 4 mile stretch. October is great time to visit with pumpkin festival and wonderful weather to enjoy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is most certainly the best park in the area. Even though it is a standard California State Park with only dry camping, it is much nicer than the “parking-lot” atmosphere of the park by the marina at nearly double the price. All of the sites have a fire ring (need to be emptied) and wood tables. There is plenty of room between sites. Other than the fire rings needing to emptied, the park is well maintained. There are two different price tiers of sites: those next to the ocean for $50 and those 1 or 2 rows away for $35. Many of the $50 sites have their ocean views restricted by a dune or trees and some of the $35 have unobstructed ocean views. The best $35 views are at the southern side of the park, near the day-use area. We were in 48, but 49 and 50 are almost as good. Site 47 is also good, but a tree overhangs the site, and the birds are “active”. There was no issue being next to the day-use area. There is an easily accessed dump station at the park exit. Generator hours are a little tight: off from 8PM to 10AM. A paved walking/bike trail runs next to the park. The path is wide, and there are no significant grades. We biked about 30 minutes south one day and about 40 minutes north the next day. Biking north takes you towards the marina and restaurants. The first restaurant, Miramar Beach Restaurant, is an easy 20-25 minute ride from the park. This might have been the best chowder I have ever had. It’s another 15 or 20 minutes to the marina with several seafood restaurants to choose from. I would have given the park a higher score, but it is hard to go any higher without hook-ups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the very few oceanfront campgrounds in California. Many seaside attractions and seaside villages nearby. Wonderful bicycle trail which provides for and 18 miles bicycle ride for the adventurous. Unprotected campsites but spaced fairly well apart. There is no shade but it is not needed anyway. Ocean front camping is always subject to weather and that's part of the experience. Typical California State Park facilities in a non-typical (read: wonderful) setting. Will camp here again ! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK State campground. Paved parking sites for motorhome and toad, and reasonably level. Grass between sites was overgrown. Clean restrooms and showers. Great beach access. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level, paved sites. Easy maneuvering and a great location. The grass wasn't mowed, which was my only complaint. Easy access to the beach and each campsite had a fire pit with cooking grate that I saw. Very few trees, but that wasn't a distraction for me. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very pleasant campground, large, flat grassy sites with paved parking for two vehicles at each. Convenient to San Francisco Bay Area. Most sites have view of water over a berm. There's about 4 miles of flat beach that comprises the State Beach in total. Walking/biking trails. Dogs allowed on some beaches; check with campground personnel. Very quiet with a wide greenbelt separating campground from residential area. Bring binoculars to catch a glimpse Mavericks giant waves if they're breaking offshore in the distance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first time to Half Moon Bay. We thought the campsite was nice with a view of the ocean. However, we were camped in a motorhome and no generators are allowed between before 10am and after 8pm. So no coffee until after 10am. Probably won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly fee reflects 50% disabled rate. Has level, paved sites with a separate pad for tow vehicle or "dinghy". We had an ocean view site which really exposes you to the wind; but gives a nice sunset view. Close to the town of Half Moon Bay, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and Pacifica. Park was pretty busy, in spite of the pricey nightly rate. We will camp here again, but probably would not if paying the full rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful location right on the beach. $15.00 more for beachfront row of sites. Clean site. Paved pad. Nice host on-site. All CA State Campgrounds have jumped in price due to budget crisis, which allows private CGs to raise prices also. Consumer loses. Near charming town of Half Moon Bay - walkable. Nice walking and bike path through park. Would stay here again, although expensive for what you get. Area choices are ALL expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid $25 per night for an oceanfront site, having made our reservation last March. It's now $50 for a oceanfront site, and $35 for all others. We stayed in a site at the north end of the campground, which no doubt kept out the day visitors -- the restrooms and showers were fine, but very busy on the weekend. $0.25 gets you several minutes on the shower. Sites are fairly level and spaced out reasonably. Weather is iffy, it was quite damp at times while we were there. Would stay here again if in the area. Reservations are essential on weekends, and even during the week if a specific site is wanted. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is on the ocean. Which is the only perk. It's beautiful and the beach access is easy. But the rates just recently were doubled from $25/night to $50/night. Which is absolute robbery with no water or electricity hookups. The campground was full the entire time we were here and the public beach next to the campground was very full, too. Which made the bath houses absolutely filthy except for the immediate period following the daily cleanings. Also, the campsites near the shower houses are convenient, but when we were there other campers (children and adults) would just walk right through our high-priced campsite with no regard for our presence. If they add hookups the $50/night fee would be more tolerable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice California State Beach but basic in that there are no hookups. Beautiful views and easy beach access. We had some stiff winds while we were there that inhibited a lot of outside time. Otherwise it would have been a great. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our favorite campground on a recent trip up the California coast. The sites are spacious, clean, and level. All sites have a view of the ocean. There was a flat walking/biking trail following the coastline that went through the park. The personnel were friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was that they did not enforce the generator rules. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park but somewhat expensive for no hookups (and typical of CA state parks). Easy back-in site to get into. Friendly rangers, great location: right on the beach. And Half Moon Bay is an awesome little town. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place should be a 10 for a no hookup park. But the reservation systems is wacky. Online you can book 3 nights in advance, not tonight or tomorrow which is fine. But when you arrive and the site is open both nights you can only book tonight, then go back after 9:30 am to book the next night. As a result, people who come in during the week with no reservations are jumping from site to site. Way too much moving around for no reason at all. Weekends are booked solid. $7.50 to book online, worth it if spending several nights, but if passing through and would like to spend a couple of weekdays, beware. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place! We (Husband/Wife and kids 17/12/4) camped here 2 nights at the recommendation of a friend - we will be back! Only problem was the not so friendly female ranger. I went to ask if we could move from our mid-row site to one that backs up to the ocean - she just kept saying, "its important to keep the site you signed up for" ok, but if the other sites aren't reserved she wouldn't have anything to do with it. Everyone friendly, bathrooms clean, warm showers, (50 cents will do it) close to town, very friendly camp hosts. Firewood is $8 a bundle. Kids loved the water. Rented boogy boards in town. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wide open spaces. Ocean view from some. A very clean beach. We drove to San Francisco about 30 miles north. Like San Francisco, this area tends to be cold and windy, so bring extra blankets. Were able to get excellent broadband and cell service. The town of Half Moon Bay was delightful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place to stay if you are touring on California Highway 1 and would like a clean, safe, ocean-front place to stay. All of the campsites were recently renovated to include paved parking spurs with room for a recreational vehicle and a tow vehicle along side. Sites are well spaced but there are few trees or shrubs to provide privacy. Ocean-front sites have a relatively unobstructed view of the water with only a few trees and shrubs to contend with. Picnic tables and fire rings provided but you must back in to the ocean-front sites for these amenities to be on the curb side of your rig. It was quite windy during our stay which discouraged us from cooking outdoors or using the fire ring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our new favorite park. Just a stones throw from the beach and the trails along the bluffs are spectacular. Lots of birds and flowers and walking distance to town. A bit crowded traffic-wise during the weekend. I understand this park was refurbished about 3 years ago to accommodate the new, larger rigs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are well spaced and most provide a decent view of the ocean. Long stretch of beach that is easily walkable. Long bike/walk trail that runs along the coast for a few miles. Bathrooms adequate. We were unable to get any signal with WIFI but didn't really put a lot of effort into troubleshooting it. I can see no reason that there shouldn't be electric hook-ups. Water is available at many locations throughout the park. Campground is patrolled often and we felt safe. I would camp here again in a heartbeat and stay longer if there were electrical hook-ups and WIFI. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Like most California State Parks, this one does not have hookups. The climate is such, however, air conditioning is not needed. Not many sites have shade. Sites are paved and level, with a good distance between sites. Not much privacy though. WiFi good but at a cost of $7.99 per 24 hours through AT&T. Biking/Hiking path paved and runs more than a mile south before becoming a dirt trail. At least a mile to the north. I've been here before and do not recall the number of tenters as experienced this time, close to 40% of spaces filled with tenters. Two sites next to me had seven tents and four cars and untold number of adults though they were quiet neighbors. I could easily rate this a 9 or 10 were WiFi free and tenters were assigned to their own areas. About a mile walk into town of Half Moon Bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will go back, this was a nice campground. Hookups sure would have been nice, but the proximity to the beach made up for it. The showers were very clean, as was the entire park. Great bike trail that runs through the park. Very weak WiFi signal, and if you have a water thief you can fill up there. Sites were good sized with paved driveways. Grass picnic areas in most sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Charles Dickens may have had this RV park in mind when he wrote “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” I can’t say enough good things about the office staff. They went way above and beyond in providing excellent, friendly, professional customer service. It started when I made the reservations and said I would be joining several rigs that were coming at the same time. She was very accommodating in putting us in the same general area of the park. She followed up a few weeks later with a phone call to make sure I was still coming after one in our group canceled. The morning of the day we were to arrive, I received a call from them to let me know they had a broken pipe in the men’s restroom and it would be out of order for a couple of days. She wanted to make sure this did not inconvenience me. Check-in was fast and efficient. We were escorted to our site and helped to position our rig. This was first class, professional customer service all the way. That was “the best of times” The park itself is fine. The only minor negative is the sewer connections are not standard. They are smaller than the smallest standard adapter. The office has connections to lend you for a $10 deposit but even the connections are not standard and it required a little adapting of my hose and some duct tape. Now, for “the worst of times”. Rules, yes lots of rules, written and unwritten. Most make perfect sense and are very reasonable. I couldn’t understand, however, why my friend was not allowed to park his car in the adjacent, vacant space for a few minutes while we stood talking in front of my rig. It wasn’t like he was preventing someone from coming in. The space remained vacant for the next 3 days. Up to this point I was very puzzled by the previous negative reviews. Then, I talked with the third person in the office. The previous description of “rude” and “snarky” are perfectly accurate. I will add “unprofessional”. Certainly a detraction from the park. She is enough to keep people from returning Now for my rating: The first two office people: 10 out of 10. The tops, the best The park: 8 out of 10. Aside from the sewer connection, everything was OK The “rules”: 5 out of 10. The last office person: Negative 5. Be professional. Shakiness has no place in this industry. Save that for your girlfriends. Over-all: 6 out of 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites had a little more distance than many of the RV parks we've stayed in. Backing in due to a pole and where the hook ups were located took longer than usual. Friendly / helpful staff. We were here during the Pumpkin Festival, one of the busiest times of the fall for this area and the park was relatively full, but very quiet. WiFi was slow, Verizon worked well. When the fog lifted we had a nice view of the sunset out the back window of our RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Maiden voyage in our brand new fifth wheel and we couldn't have picked a better place...was weary after reading reviews on the tripadvisor site, but we are so glad that we came here. First, for us, it is only a 2 hr drive to this coastal RV park, and although it is not ocean front, from our site (#54) we could see the ocean. 2nd... the lady that checked us in could not have been more helpful! My husband mentioned that this was our first time and she personally helped him with perfect directions on how to back in our rig!!! (supposedly a 35'9", but when she measured, it came up 37'). Third, when we could not get our TV reception thru the cable, she sent her husband right over to come check our site's cable which was fine, so we knew it had to be something with our rig. After asking permission to enter our rig, he helped us figure it out! Most of the sites allow you to park your vehicle right next to your rig, but also offer overflow parking onsite. You are right next to the beautiful Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton and Golf Course and a 3-5 min walk to the beach/ocean. After dinner, we liked walking over to the Ritz Carlton for enjoying cocktails while watching the sunset at their outdoor fire pits. We will definitely return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park. This is the second year in a row we have camped here - three weeks in 2012 and a month this year. We are planning on two months next year. You just can't beat the location (overlooking the Ritz golf course and ocean beyond that) and quietness of this park. To top it off, Half Moon Bay downtown is a few minutes away with great restaurants and niche shops. The review would be a 10 if there were more amenities like a hot tub. There are several negative reviews written (esp in Yelp) that almost prevented us from staying here last year - I am glad I did not overreact :). I'd like to address some of the review comments based on our experience and interactions with the staff here: Rules - yes they have MANY rules and are strict in enforcing them. To be honest though, none of the rules have bothered us. But that is probably because we are not partiers, are okay walking our dog on a leash, and don't have a motorcycle or car trailer (they are very strict on no motorcycles as they said they had problems in the past). Park Gorilla - these comments from other reviewers made me laugh when I read them. He is actually a very nice person when you get to know him a bit. He has asked all the other staff to let him deal with any issues so he is the one who most people complain about, but we have had no problems at all with him. Then again, we are okay with following the rules. Check-in: They definitely have a strict check-in policy about late arrivals - BUT they tell you this when you reserve a site and when they call to remind you of your upcoming reservation (which was nice, by the way) so it would be hard to be surprised unless you are driving in late without reservations. The problem for them is they are a small park with a core staff and want to help you with backing into the sites since people in the past have caused some damage and there fore don't want people coming in late and trying on their own. Residents: about 1/2 seem to be year round and 1/2 short-term. Usually we avoid parks with many long-term residents, but the long-termers here are almost all pleasant and accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolute worst RV experience, ever. The list of "No (fill in the blank), No exceptions!" was insane, and delivered with a belligerence and snarkiness usually reserved for 14-year old divas mouthing off to their moms. In an area with chronic fog, mist, and light drizzle during August, the "no campfires, no canopies of any kind" rules made no sense. Although planning to stay four nights, the whole experince was so miserable, we decided our vacation was more important than the money, so we left after one night with no refund for the other three because, guess what? "No refunds, no exceptions!" We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an old park. All sites are concrete pads perpendicular to the road. The pads are double so you park your trailer on one side and your truck on the other side, if that is your set up. There is not much room between the rows of sites so that backing in at 90 degrees is very difficult. We have a 27' 5th wheel and barely made it work. The park attendant came to the site with us to make sure we didn't use the empty site ahead of us to line up better! The price is high but there is little around, so no competition. We could barely see the ocean in the distance over the dunes and golf course, but we could hear the waves during the night which was pleasant. I doubt that we'll ever be in the area again, but if so I'd really plan to stay elsewhere just because of the difficult parking. Better for class B or even smaller class C rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here every year in our 5th Wheel for over 6 years and hope to come back for many more years to come. The location is simply fantastic; 5-star golf course/Ritz next door, beach cove that is walking distance and pet friendly. We head into Half Moon for fabulous food, drink, and music at "It's Italia" and "Cetrella's" and during the day head out for Fish & Chips on the pier. The park is quiet and comfortable and gives us the relaxation we are seeking. The RV staff are friendly but can be strict, sometimes short, however we have come to love them too and sympathize with their hard job to make it all work. They decorate during October and with the pumpkin patches everywhere it makes the place a harvest delight. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We actually stayed here for several months in 2010, but forgot to write a review. The managers are a bit odd and particular, but as long as you follow the rules, they are very nice. The "many" rules are not so many, nor as ridiculous as some have said. The posts about being turned away if you arrive late are correct. We were cutting it close and called to notify them and were told we had to be there by the office closing time (7, I think), no exceptions. We all know how things go wrong when you travel. If you don't make it early enough, there are no alternatives. There is no Wal-Mart to stay in the lot. There are a couple of nearby supermarkets, but I doubt you could sleep there. They do have a good reason for no late arrivals, but we believe their strict adherence is ridiculous. The park is nice and clean. There are many long term residents who largely were very nice. The weather is nice. The nearby beach is great. You can hear the waves from your RV. Our monthly rate was $900, cash only for monthly. Dogs are accepted. Aside from peculiarities, it is nice. We would definitely return. Any other remotely close park on the peninsula was not nearly as nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park could be a great place to visit, it is near a good dog friendly beach and is located in a great town. The problem is the management they are rude, offensive and overly driven by rules. We arrived at noon and had to leave the park because check in is after 1:00. Our campsite was open and it was not busy. The manager of the park regularly confronts guests for minor infractions. I could here him yell across the park because someone had parked in the wrong spot. We were yelled at and threatened with eviction for supposedly leaving sewer waste in a camp spot the year before. We had not been in the campground the prior year. It was not a pleasant place to be because of the rudeness and overbearing rules. No, no, no, the answer is no: is the philosophy of the park. Another problem is the condition of the restrooms. They are small and dirty. The women's restroom has had a broken toilet for 3 years. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The location of this park is spectacular! The facility itself needs a lot of cleaning and TLC. The workers are friendly but, they really need to invest some money into renovating this park, it could be so much more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a month and a half while waiting to move into a house and the rate reflects that. We had absolutely no problem with any excessive rules that others have. This is a great place to stay, very quiet and everyone is friendly. The staff isn't overly friendly, but they aren't rude either. The walk to the beach is a very short one down a trail. Dogs are allowed on the beach and I took my dog down in the early morning when no one else was on the beach to let her run off her energy. When the tide is low, the tide pools are fun to walk around and explore. The laundry facility is adequate. I did not even go into the bathrooms so cannot comment on them. There is a very small store but we did not use that either. As stated before, the sewer hookup is smaller than most others. Since we were staying long term, they couldn't let us borrow an adapter but they would sell us one. We went to Wal-Mart and bought one for a whole lot cheaper. All in all, we had a great stay and will come back for a future visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park in a lovely location. We had no trouble with the "rules", as others have mentioned. There are good walking and biking trails next to the park. It was quiet and peaceful. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Verizon worked just fine. Hook-ups worked well, except for the dump at our site, which was higher than our van's outlet. Even though the park was not full, they would not put us near our traveling companions, who had larger rigs than our class B van. That was our only complaint. Apparently only certain size units can go in each spot! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park view of golf course, and depending on site, ocean is what makes us want to come back! Some staff are nice; others lacking customer service skills! Way too many rules make it feel more like a military community. The views saved the rating from being total zero. We know now the difference in how much better it is to stay at places who truly care and appreciate your business. The sites all have a little grass so it gives it a less parking lot feel to it. Replace manager and find positive ways to tell rules, and this would someday be a destination oasis! The strict rules of check in/out are unreasonable given there were plenty of open spaces! A little flexibility will go a long way!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a sign. Remember the song? You will when you stay here. It is a nice facility with some idiotic rules. Check in at 1:00 not a second earlier, so us early folks get to try to park somewhere near the park. Oh, and check out is 1:00; you figure it out. The female staff was friendly, the younger male lost his sense of humor and ability to smile a long time ago. Park is clean, tight, and is a short walk to the beach. Not bad, just silly about the rules, and signs, signs, signs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice location about 1/3 a mile from the beach, near Ritz Carlton golf course. Back in sites only, that aren't super level but clean. Staff is less than friendly. Not rude, just no normal courtesy-good morning, how can I help you, etc. Dog friendly with a grassy area to walk the dogs in. Check in is from 1-8p and don't be late. There are multiple signs that they do NOT check in folks after 8pm, NO EXCEPTIONS. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a GREAT park. Great place to call home! All the staff are great. We stayed here 6 months and felt like part of the family. Location is just the best. 25 minutes to SF. Great for biking, hiking. Half Moon Bay has wonderful food and shops. The beaches are just great. You are literally a 5 minute walk to the beach which is uncrowded almost all the time. For people who I see have complained about the rules and rudeness of staff: there is a reason they enforce the rules. It keeps the park quiet, clean and nice for others to enjoy. There is limited parking space, hence the "rule" about no additional trailers. They make pet owners be responsible for their animals. No abandoned barking pets allowed inside RV's. My only wish is that the laundry room was larger (more machines), but our laundry always managed to get done. We LOVE this park and highly recommend it! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a wonderful park to stay in for my husband and I and our two dogs. After reading some of the older reviews, we were concerned about the way some travelers were treated, but the managers went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. We loved the short walk to the beach which never had very many people on it. There's lots to do in the area-downtown is charming and has lots of shops, beaches are great, and there are many outstanding places to go for great food. We are making Pelican Point our go-to place for weekends away from home. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice little campground with a friendly staff. The spaces are short, but nice and wide. The rate posted reflects a 7 day, cash discount. There is no WiFi, which would usually be a showstopper for us, but there isn't a big choice in this area. The only big negative was the very small sewer inlets. They will lend you an adapter free of charge, but dumping from a large hose into a small adapter will cause some leakage. I would never dump anything but gray water through such an arrangement. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice RV park within walking distance of the ocean and golf courses, plus the CA coastal trail, where you can hike or ride your bike. We stayed here in our class B van, so it was easy to get into our site. The sites are all back-in. There was nice grass lawn in between each site. There was cable TV, so we could watch Thanksgiving football! The management was very nice and helpful. Also they give a discount if you pay in cash. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great location with a view of the ocean or golf course from most sites. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. 10 minute walk to Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton hotel and golf course. In previous reviews there were some negatives about the staff. My experience has been quite the opposite. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They do enforce the park rules but that is their job. The 8:00 pm arrival rule is strictly enforced to accommodate guiding arrivals into their respective spots. Give this park a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing fancy about this park, but it was clean and is in a great location. It is right next to the beach and golf course. It is great for cyclists and walkers. The restrooms were plain, but very clean. It is close enough to drive to San Francisco easily. We enjoyed the town of Half Moon Bay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We absolutely love this RV park. We return every year for over 5 years - always our best beach experience. We plan ahead to get the sites closest to the water - they are more private. We love the beach cove nearby and the golfing next door. We heard the park may have some future development plans and may build a hotel instead. A MAJOR loss for those of us who love this place so much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do not understand the bad remarks, this is a great campground with nice and helpful people. We came in on a Monday when the first big storm was coming in from Japan with rain and wind. The guy that checked us in came right out and helped me back in and get hooked up in the rain. We had no problems with a 34-ft motor home with a car. Stayed here 3 nights and would stay again. The walk to the beach is great and the showers and laundry room where very clean. This is not a resort: it is a great family campground. There are full time units here but everything is clean and there's no trash. If you need a great park outside of San Francisco, then stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was shocked by negative comments. Have been here several times and staff most helpful. A bit controlling re guiding you in space but they do it well and just strike an attitude. Sewer hookup was too small this time but they were great re providing an adapter free of charge. Who could be unhappy in this beautiful ocean view next to Ritz Carleton? It's breathtaking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times over the years and when planing our latest trip we read the reviews and were shocked at the negative comments. We figured things had really changed. We almost did not come here, but we had business close by so chose to take a chance. Much to our surprise the folks in the office were extremely helpful and cheerful. There do seem to be some new rules that are a little weird - where you can and cannot park with our size rig, in spite of being willing to pay the additional fee, but we did get a nice spot with an ocean view. It is a little pricey when compared to some of the other places we have stayed on our most recent trip, but we do have an ocean view (at least until another rig moves in next door)! Unless things change over our stay we will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Motorcyclists beware ! This park is NOT! motorcycle friendly. Having stayed here before in our travel trailer, i decided to try the park while on a Christian motorcycle ministry trip. I tow a kwik kamp trailer that is similar to a pop up tent trailer and have never had a problem with any RV park taking it. I was told they didn't allow anything that could be towed with a motorcycle. I advised them that we were ministers and riding Gold Wings that were very quiet. They didn't care, they weren't about to rent space to anyone on a bike. So, if you are riding a bike, "Keep moving" We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a small, quiet park conveniently located next to 2 golf courses and the Pacific Ocean. Not to mention a Ritz-Carlton within walking distance. We had spot 56, while not terribly big, it was bigger than many that weren't on a corner as we were. We have 2 small children, and while there isn't much to do at the park for them, the beach is a short walk and worth visiting for the day. We camped here in a Class C, and we really enjoyed listening to the ocean at night with our windows open. You can't see it, but can definitely hear it. We did have a golf course view from our spot which was nice. We particularly like to visit in October when the weather is sunny and during Pumpkin season. Although this time we will be trying Costonoa and I will be eager to compare; however, I would return to Pelican Point as well. The price seemed a bit steep, but probably because of it's proximity to the ocean, very close! We camped here in a Motorhome.
As much as I hate to give any park a bad rating, I just cannot help it this time. This is a nice, clean park, but that is the end of it. The cable t.v. has a few local channels, most are California channels that do nothing but play infomercials. No internet, no WiFi. The spots are very narrow and you have to back in, (no small job) onto a narrow piece of concrete. Then you must park next to your rig. That leaves just about enough room to open the truck door and leave dents in your trailer. This is one of the parks that are so common now days. It was built way back in the days before slide outs. Back when we towed narrow trailers with half ton trucks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Pelican Point RV Park, in Half Moon Bay, California, is within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean and is located 30 miles south of San Francisco on California Highway 1, about 50 miles north of Santa Cruz. The park, originally constructed in the 1970s, is clean and well maintained, but not for everybody. For adults looking for a quiet place to spend a week-end or short vacation, it provides a great place to stay. Like many coastal locations the weather is usually over-cast and comfortably cool, with clear cloudless sunny days a rare event. August through November will provide the sunniest days. The park itself is also located next to two golf courses, and the area has many paved paths that provide nice bike riding or hiking opportunities. The nearby town of Half Moon Bay offers some good restaurants, and some nice little shops along Main Street, although the park is about three miles south of town and transportation can be a problem. There is a public transportation (Route 17) which stops a short half-mile walk from the park. (Use the path that starts at the south-eastern corner of the park; it’s flat, just turn left at the second bridge and walk to the office of the neighboring Canada Cove Mobile Park where the bus stops.) Pelican Point does offer cable TV and phone hook-up, but unfortunately no wireless internet access is available. But for families with kids, be warned, there are no playgrounds, swimming pool, or other activities for kids except horseshoes. The near-by public access ocean cove is small, and unfortunately has a strong under-tow that would make swimming dangerous. There is no movie theater in Half Moon Bay. During our stay the staff was friendly and helpful. The facilities included two showers for the men and three for the women. They were clean and quite adequate. The sites were all back-in with full hookup. They had small picnic tables, but no fire pits. The only problem we faced was the site disposal dump tube was smaller than the standard size, and we had to borrow an adapter from the office ($10 deposit). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean park. We only stayed one night but it was quiet, even with a few small dogs and some children. Checked in after the office was closed and paid in the morning. Sewer connection in our spot had an undersized receptacle so we had to use the main dump site, no big deal. Small store, people were friendly enough. Looks like they are doing some renovating with a few spaces being rebuilt. There are, what looks like, some full timers but things were pretty clean. Concrete pads, picnic tables and an ocean view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Little difficult to get into, but worth the effort. This is a beautiful location on the Pacific Coast that shouldn't be missed. Nice walking trails. Couple of nice cafe's in the area for breakfast. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and quiet RV park. We were the only trailer with children. We loved the short walk
to the beach. Some sites have great views of the golf course and/or ocean. Staff and fellow neighbors were very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Friendly staff. Paved streets, concrete and grass sites with picnic table. Small store. Very quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Some sites are narrow if you have slideouts. Sites are level and deep. They charge extra for each person beyond two people. If you have a friend come and visit you during the day, they charge a visitor's fee of $2 per person and $3 per car. Beautiful views of the ocean. Walking distance to beach access (which entails going down a 55-stair walkway). Adjoins the golf course owned by the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel nearby. Golf cart paths are also good for taking a walk along the shore (about a 50-foot dropoff down to the water). We camped here in a camper.
The best part of this site is that you are very close to the ocean. It is on a first come, first serve. It is all asphalt. We camped here with some friends. It is very close to the highway and a little noisy. It is pet friendly, but you need to take your dog to the sandy beach to let them do their business. I would probably camp here again because our friends love it here. Without them, I probably wouldn't come here on my own. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Its $65 plus tax. If you want a great experience then park here. Yes, it is blacktop, but it is also right on the water. Yes, spots are close, but again it is right on the water! We had ocean views from three sides of our trailer out all windows. We sat in our dining area and watched surfers, and pelicans dive for fish. From our bedroom windows, comfy on our pillows, we watched the sun rise over the waves crashing to the shore. A three block walk North to shops and restaurants, a walk that is along the ocean, and it's paved. We also walked south along the water. You could walk on the beach or on a path from above. If you want a grassy park for your kids to romp, this is not the place. But for any other reason, there is a lot to do and great places to eat (don't miss Pasta Moon). It is very close to the highway, so paying the extra to be closer to the beach is worth it. The traffic noise was close to nothing at night, when it matters. We camped in space 32. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is really just a parking lot next to the beach. It's a little noisy with the highway right next to it, and the fog horn in the distance going off every 10 seconds can be a little annoying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Welcome to the edge!!!! Loved this park, views over the top! Wanted the ocean experience so parking lot atmosphere suited us fine! Loved hearing fog horn and enjoyed watching surfers! Will come back again and again. Manager was sweet and very kind!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed the view. It was great. The price ( $72 ) was very high considering there were no bath rooms, no swimming pool, no showers, no nothing except a nice view. The manager was helpful and friendly. We would stay here again for maybe one night, but would feel our money was better spent at another local park with more amenities . This is not an RV Resort its just an RV Park with a good view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ocean view is beautiful at Pillar Pt. We loved the sunsets and beautiful walking paths. We will return because of the condition of the park and the management. No bathrooms or showers are available. One is basically staying in an expensive parking lot at the beach. We will go to Pismo Beach RV Park next time we want to go to the ocean for a vacation. We didn't feel welcome. Almost like we were an imposition instead of a guest. Don't need this on vacation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 5 nights in this park, had site #1, which is right by the entrance, but not a lot of traffic - almost none at night, so it was OK. Also we had a nice grassy area with a fence and a view of the Pacific Ocean. Good beach for sun bathing only a short walk away and across the street is the Ritz Carlton! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of a different park. I never once saw any one that worked there the 3 nights we stayed. Not even at check in or check out. Very plain parking lot type of park. Restrooms were never unlocked, but with full hookups, who need them anyway. It is a nice location more or less right on the ocean. But you can not hear the ocean (waves). Even though it is a parking lot, there is enough room to put out your awning, although our trailer only has one slide, so a rig w/slide outs on both sides may have less awning room. Hard to "plan" a trip there because they do not take reservations. It is first come first serve. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you liked the TV show "Baywatch" you might like this RV park. The south end of this small park is used by surfers, sunbathers, and some RV owners for day use ($5.00 to park with no hookup for the day, and $25.00 for overnight use with no hook ups). The full hook up sites are laid out in pull-in/back-out style with lines painted on the asphalt marking the site boundries. All sites have a view of the Pacific Ocean. A sewer hole, and cable TV hookup is offered at each site. The location is good for biking, fishing and walking. In the four days we stayed here, we never talked to any park staff- fees were paid by putting cash into an envelope and dropping it into a lockbox (two RV sites were indicated as park hosts). Noise from Hwy. 1 was constant and late into the night. No showers were available (locked up), with the exception of a outside standpipe. So why stay here? Besides being only about thirty minutes from San Francisco, it is a great spot for "people watching" , for walks along the seaside, for bike rides, and for sunbathing and fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.