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33 RV Parks near Avila Beach, California
We did however find 33 campgrounds within 25 miles of Avila Beach. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Avila Beach in the left hand column.
Apr 2018 - $69.00
Sites are too narrow. Your slide overlooks your neighbors slide. Their furnace exhaust is at your front door. Table and chairs go behind your rig. If you have a big rig the site is too short for your truck (you'll have to park your tow vehicle in the overflow). Pool opens late closes early. - Lhuff35204
Oct 2017 - $63.00
PROS: We enjoyed how close the KOA was to the Avila Valley Barn and the Bob Jones trail. The pool, spa, and playground are nice features. The grounds are kept very clean. We didn't use the on-site restrooms, showers, or laundry. The main office/store has a lot of fun items and supplies to buy. Cable TV and wi-fi were good and had no problems with the other hookups.
CONS: The campsites are very tight: they are difficult to get into and you're crammed in very close to your neighbor. There's not much room for a outdoor mat because you're so close to the section of wood fence separating the campsites. There isn't much room for your tow vehicle, especially if there are neighbors in the spots beside you.
I was disappointed with how unfriendly the staff person was on the phone. He gives off the vibe that you're inconveniencing him by calling to make a reservation and he has "snippy" replies to your questions. This campground could be more welcoming by improving the attitude and friendliness of those who answer the phone.
KOA spa rules say kids age 14 and younger not allowed (not even with an adult). - Pilgrim4
Oct 2017 - $63.00
Don't let the manager's attitude bother you. Just obey the rules and you won't have any problems. The highway noise is very noticeable when I am outside. It is a nice clean park with many amenities. For those wanting something to do for a weekend this is your place. They even have a outdoor movie theater, pool, hot tub, playground, basketball, shuffle board, dog walk, and a outdoor games. For an overnighter it is convenient on and off the highway. - Beas
Feb 2018 - $67.00
Once again I don't like gravel sites but the view was fantastic. Camp host very friendly First come, first serve as they do not take reservations. - SSM 46
Oct 2017 - $52.00
Been driving by this area for a number of years. Always wanted to stay on the Bluffs even though it is dry camping. So we finally got with some friends and got sites 29 and 30 which were extra wide and really nice. I have a motor home so I faced right at the ocean it was beautiful. We were lucky enough to have a concrete picnic table in front of us. The views were outstanding. The negatives is all the traffic going to Diablo Canyon. At about 4 a.m. it begins and doesn't let up for an hour or so. We run a fan all night long to muffle the road noise. I'm really glad we stayed here but after 2 days and getting woke up pretty early we were ready to go. If you need full hookups there are some down the road as mentioned by other review people and also up on the cliff before you get to the dry camping area. Avila is a very nice area as compared to years ago. - signaloil
Sep 2015 - $45.00
These spots are in the best location on the Central Coast as far I'm concerned. We've been camping here for the last 8+ years and unfortunately, because of the increase in popularity, it has become more difficult to find a spot with every passing year along with continued increases in prices. We've actually seen people get into fights over spots, since it's based on a first come, first served basis. The paved full hookup spots next to the parking area are the nicest, but you have traffic all day long with many people parking across the street blocking your view and the diesel trucks that bring their boats to launch will wake you early each morning if you are a light sleeper. The dry camping spots on the beach have the best views and for the most part will work for most. Once again, plan on plenty of traffic all day long only a few feet from your rig and if your spot is near the entry/exit to the Diablo Canyon power plant, you will be jolted early in the morning from the numerous vehicles during what seems to be a shift change. The overflow area is nice with great views and lastly, the best spots to aim for are on Babe Lane. They have full hook ups, fantastic views and are buffered from the sound of the road just below the sites. If sound is not an issue with you, any spot here will suit you. The amazing views along with the location will most likely trump any deficiencies you might find here. It's truly a wonderful setting and unfortunately, no longer a hidden treasure. - Clark Griswold2
Jan 2017 - $63.00
Very clean, helpful staff, 50 amps, cable. - Judy2shoes
Oct 2016 - $56.00
The spaces in this campground are unacceptably tight. We were unable to open our slide, unable to fully open our truck doors, and unable to fully open our trailer door without hitting our truck. Our neighbor had to park their car under our slide! I could easily touch their awning from my window. The park staff helps you park your RV, but you are on your own getting out. Due to the neighbor's awning being open, we were unable to leave until they returned to close it. This park is mostly full timers that 'purchase' their sites for thousands of dollars. We would NOT stay here again. - MsPiggy
Oct 2016 - $65.00
This park looks as though most spaces are full time residences, and renting out to overnighters or vacationers is an afterthought. The spaces are very close together, parking for a toad is in front. Very close to major highway, but noise was minimal. The nightly charge does include tax, but it also included a nightly charge for our cats (as in kitty cats), which is a first for us in any park we have ever stayed at. We were attending a function, so did not attempt to go to the beach, but is very close to town. Management was friendly, assistant that helped with site parking was very nice. All concrete, no trees, (we dubbed it the concrete jungle) and we did not use the pool or any other facilities. If you're looking for a pretty park, be advised to look elsewhere, as you are packed in like sardines here. - slbenter
Aug 2018 - $77.00
This was our first visit to Pismo Coast Village RV Park. It is a very large, high demand park (approximately 400 sites). All sites are back in only. For years the park has sold site shares thus providing share holders with first priority for site spaces. It is extremely difficult to obtain a reservation during peak season. At times their site waiting list can contain 1000 site requests. If planning a trip, your reservation should be made well in advance. All sites are sand and gravel with a small strip of grass behind each site, level, and have fire pits and picnic tables. The park has a heated pool, a very aged 9 hole minature golf area, store, restaurant, bike rentals, children play structures and beach access from the park with a short walk. Adjacent to the park is a lagoon and populated with lots of waterfowl for viewing. Downtown Pismo beach is walkable from the park and has many good restaurants. The park is very clean, with gated entry. RV sites are very close to one another and we found the clients to be kind and respectful. Staff was eager to help. My only negative is the difficulty to obtain reservations due to high demand. - al Lehman
Jun 2018 - $77.00
Very large park with all the amenities but very crowded with families. Membership resort that accepts the public. Paved roads and wide level dirt back in sites with a strip of grass behind and scattered trees. Utilities good. OK for big rigs. Most sites can get satellite signal. Good cell signal. Free Cable TV and Wi-Fi, pool, rec room, store and restaurant. Entrance on busy street but very little traffic noise. Each site has large fire pit and used nightly by many. No access to beach, must drive or bike around lagoon half mile to public pier and beach. Park clean and staff friendly and helpful. Pismo area very popular and all campgrounds and RV parks full all summer. Might stay there again. - Pepper Dan
May 2018 - $55.00
OK park but very tight quarters. Everything worked great, people are friendly, etc. but you are parked on gravel very close together. Pretty normal for beach camping in CA. - z32k12
Nov 2017 - $25.00
This is an Elks members only CG. Basically a large parking lot with back in E/W hook-ups. Surface is hard dirt/gravel. Good spacing between sites. Plenty of room for our 40' MH, including slideouts and awnings. No picnic table, no fires. Dump site available. Access to the beautiful swimming pool that is on the lodge property. Bar open daily, lunch served M-F, dinner on Mondays. An adjacent RV storage lot is also available, and is open to the public. - Nan33
Apr 2017 - $20.00
Its nice here, not that big but the place is very clean and people inside the lodge are very nice. Had a very good lunch. The freeway is a little noisy, but that's ok. There's a nice little creek behind us. - Sebringlovr
Sep 2013 - $20.00
We were there on a Wednesday, just in time for their weekly Bingo. The food was very good and you can't beat the drinks. It was fun but one night was enough. Close to the freeway and Costco. The sites were close together. Nice grassy area to walk the dogs. - HB Taxlady
Feb 2018 - $25.00
We decided to stay here on our latest trip to the Central Coast after previously staying at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort next door. The gal that helped us at the gate was friendly and offered us a few choices of sites and decided to stay in site #13 as it was close to the beach. The site is short, almost square in shape so we had to disconnect our 17' Casita travel trailer and park our tow vehicle adjacent to it, which worked out well. Our site was adjacent to the public access trail to the beach but people were considerate and did not cut through our camp site. While we enjoyed our site which was not far from the amphitheater and the beach there was garbage left at the site and we were also located near the bathrooms and the garbage & recycling. The bathrooms and showers were pretty dirty and can only image in the peak season how filthy they might get. It seems there is a large population of long-term transients that live in the campground and support themselves going through the recycling cans rummaging bottles and cans. Our site was almost directly across from the recycling and on a Monday after a busy weekend we heard the sound of glass clinking and cans being crushed for what seemed like over an hour. It was quite a production with one or two people sorting then an SUV would come by and pick up the recyclables. Next time we come here we intend to camp towards the Southern end, which seemed to have less unsavory elements. There were signs to protect your valuables, so we put away everything and locked up our gas grill in the back of our truck at night or when we went exploring during the day. On a positive note the beach access was great with lots of room for our dog to stroll and good perch fishing. Also, our Verizon phones had an excellent signal for both cellular and data. - CasitaSanJose
May 2016 - $30.00
We love this campground and drove a long way to get to it. We would normally give it five stars, and have always recommended it to our friends. First of all the staff was great. Second, the location is fantastic, great dog friendly beach. Third, very open campsites...and then it goes downhill. There was a very large population of "sketchy" people. They told us on checkin to be sure and lock up our stuff, and for the most part we did. Stepped out of the RV one morning, and a homeless looking guy was in our campsite. When we left we discovered someone had taken my cycling bag (mostly old stuff of no value, except for a pair of prescription sun glasses, my fault). Just didn't feel safe. Next week they require reservations, which should help. - Fyrhawk
Oct 2015 - $40.00
For a state park this place is awesome. Lovely walking trails and situated right next to the Dunes. The site was wide and spacious. The ranger was polite although hardly ever there. The Beach is adjacent to the park and there are trails that take you right to the beach rather than exit the park and walk down the street. - ROADster1
Oct 2018 - $48.00
Very Close to Beaches , Very Close to Town. My sight was right on US-1 and I hardly noticed it was there. The people working there was very Friendly and Helpful. Located near the Walking path to Pismo Beach the town on the Beach. My sight was for a 26ft class C with enough room to park a car next to RV. - MattB
Jan 2018 - $65.00
This is a fantastic park, close to the beach(Walking distance), Clean with friendly staff. - Rohn Pehrson
Nov 2017 - $49.00
Second time we've stayed here. The people that work there are the nicest. The facilities are very clean. They have a handicap restroom and shower which is great; it is a bit tough for our teenager who is in a wheelchair to shower in the trailer. Showers and restrooms were really clean. It is a bit tight to get in and out of spots but obviously doable! You can have a raised from ground fire, that is kind of a bummer but you can do a bonfire on the beach in walking distance. We brought the EZ up the second time, that was needed, there is NO shade. - GriZZlyZ
Aug 2018 - $50.00
Had planned a two week trip up the Oregon and Washington Coast but due to a family illness had to cancel. Had to stay within a few hours of my home and wanted to escape the heat. Plenty of availability at this park - stayed here over 10 years ago and nothing has changed. Noise from the trains and highway - restrooms and showers clean but very old - within walking distance of the beach. The back-in sites are very difficult to manage especially when there are campers in the sites across the way. They do have a pool which my granddaughters enjoyed. The folks camping there were great - lots of family groups and very friendly enjoyed meeting everyone - due to the noise probably wouldn't stay here again unless nothing else was available - ctravelgal04
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Is this a luxury RV park? NO. But you get great bang-for-the-buck. You're a half mile walk from the Beach...and you can drive on the beach here, too. You only have 30amps here but you probably won't run one AC let alone two or three, so 50amps really isn't necessary. Make sure to have adapter.
Yes, you are in between PCH-1 and the railroad tracks but the noise wasn't bad, especially at night while you're trying to sleep and I did have the windows open. AMTRACK doesn't run overnight and when it does come thru, it's past you in seconds.
I had no problems getting in or leaving. Everything worked. You don't have WiFi but remember, you're not paying super high prices like you do elsewhere. I wasn't disappointed with this place and I would go back tomorrow.
Staff was VERY helpful. I didn't get to use my DISH because I got stuck behind a tree: luck of the draw. Cable worked OK most of the time. Lots of selections. You don't have a picnic table or fire pit at each spot, but there are several of these around the park. First come, first serve. Weather here can't be beat. - LEB2
Dec 2013 - $44.00
The other reviews of this park were spot on. I used the Good Sam s book to find a park in this area and I called about a completely different park that was $9 cheaper per day but the reservations were for this park which was nearly 40 additional miles away. When we arrived at the park that I had first called about it was after 5pm and of course there was no one to answer the phone, much less help to figure out that we had nearly forty more miles to drive after dark. When we did arrive at this park we found it to be very poorly lite and not well marked plus the roads are very narrow without many markings which let us get headed into our area going the wrong way. While getting turned around we managed to damage our motorhome due to the tight turns and dark and narrow streets. We would not stay at this park again. I will pull into camp wally world before driving in the dark to a campground. - GopherBroke
Dec 2017 - $40.00
Convenient to all Pismo Beach has to offer. Nice personnel. Pay showers, w/e, no sewer. Nice pull through sites. Close to only drive on Beach in California where camping allowed. No Wi-Fi. Verizon 3G good. Would return. Check out monarch butterfly garden on way to town. Unique if butterflies are here. - smitty12
May 2017 - $40.00
I don't have much to add to other reviews. It is near a beach great for truckers. The sites are fairly small but better than some other campgrounds. The staff insist that you wait until your check-in time. There are no sewer connections and you must go to North campground for the dump station. There is Wi-Fi now and it was good enough for me to actually use it, unlike many other parks Wi-Fi. - bdornbush
May 2017 - $50.00
Pismo State Beach is in central California, the only beach in the state where vehicles are allowed. If you're into ATVing or 4 wheeling, you'll love the location. If you don't want to drive on the beach, the dunes are interesting, and the view is nice, but the beach is not so useful. It's mostly a superhighway for pickup trucks. The campground is fine. Sites are a little closer together than I'd like, but fine. The roads are narrow. We felt like we were squeezing our little rig in between parked rigs. I don't know how big rigs would do it. Some sites are big enough to park a truck or a toad. If the site isn't, though, the overflow parking isn't that close. There are walking trails across the dunes to the beach, about 200 yards away. I could hear the surf from outside my rig. Water and 20/30A electric at the site. The dump station is at the north beach campground, about 3 miles away. The parking pad is asphalt, pull through, with picnic table and fire pit. Wood is cheap ($6). Verizon and AT&T were both good. - AnnP