31 Parks near Avila Beach, California
We did however find 31 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.
Dec 2016 - $76.00
Although older, this KOA appears to be well maintained and kept. All sites are slippery, large sized gravel rocks. The HWY 101 noise was terrible. And for the outrageous price, there is no way we would ever stay here again. There is no pet area other than grass on the side of the road outside the park. The laundry was clean and very costly and the the wifi was weak to say the least. Keep driving, Folks! - RVLife4us
Nov 2016 - $68.00
Despite the rather poor reviews, the Avila KOA is one of the nicest KOA parks we have stayed at. It used to be an owned space park, which was purchased by KOA. There are about 80 gravel sites with full hookups, and another 20 or so cabins. Pool is clean and heated, along with adjacent spa. Grounds are exceptionally clean, with very well maintained gardens. Paved streets appear to be frequently swept. There are several picnic tables, grills, and fire pits in the grass and garden area. Other features include an outdoor movie screen in a large sand area, horseshoes, shuffleboard and kids playground. Near the office/store, is an inside game room. Propane is sold on site. Staff are very friendly, helpful and visible. There are limited big-rig sites, and only 3 pull throughs. Spaces 4-9 are big rig, but in shade all day. Spaces 79-89 back to the 101, and have moderate shade. I recommend sites 67-76, which are full sun, big rig and furthest from highway. Freeway noise is heard from anywhere in the park, but we did not find it bothersome. This park tends to fill up last, because it is not near the beach. However, it is a short drive away from the beach, and is close to the Bob Jones trail, where you can bike to the beach without dealing with cars. We would definitely stay here again. - Scott Hicks
Nov 2016 - $60.00
New owners have done a lot of work upgrading this cg. Very clean; new redwood fences separate you from your neighbors utilities; level sites; nice game room; very nice pool area and walkways. Owners initially had trouble finding/training/keeping good managers, leading to some negative reviews about the staff, but over four days, we interacted with three different office/store personnel and were treated very nicely and with great courtesy. I believe this cg has made a great turn-around.
Freeway noise was noticeable from our site but we turned on the fan at night and slept well regardless. They have a good store with an unexpectedly broad wine selection. Site 81 was double-wide because of a shade tree that bisects it - I think its the best site they have. Our fees averaged $60 over 2 weekday and 2 weekend nights, with our KOA discount - fees are higher for Friday & Saturday nights. Considering the high prices we've seen elsewhere along the CA coast, I think this discounted fee is about average. We will definitely camp here again. - phann
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 2015 - $45.00
This might only be a parking lot but it has amazing views and so nice to just hang out. It is right next to Fat Cat's which is a great place to eat. Sits across from fishing port. You can rent kayaks & paddle boards across the street. We had thought about going here for a long time but just didn't have the guts to just drop in since they don't take reservations but I am so glad we did. Camp Host were so nice and it just felt like home away from home. - GinaTodd
Sep 2014 - $50.00
We love this place! We dry camp on the ocean, if we can get a nice spot, or up in the over flow lot which is much quieter and still has a great view! It is all about the view! There is quite a bit of traffic if you parked off the road, but the view is well worth it! No hookups here. No frills, just view! We enjoy the little town and the surrounding areas. Nice bike path, great walking, and golf close by. This is our second stop this summer and will stop here again when in the area! - Sally Chew
Jan 2017 - $63.00
Very clean, helpful staff, 50 amps, cable. - Judy2shoes
Sep 2015 - $3.00
Nice park. Close parking. No grass. Nice pool area. Close to beach. - eduart22301
Apr 2015 - $48.00
Sometimes the price is not all, it might be a cheaper option to just across-the-road rv resort, but few classes down for sure. Spaces have concrete pads, very close, no trees, not enjoyable stay really. It has nice jacuzzi, pool and it's few minutes walking distance to the beach makes it a little better than horrible. Wifi is ok, average cable TV channels. - Katka
Oct 2016 - $57.00
We like quiet parks, clean restrooms, level sites, hard surface drives/pads, grass, shade and privacy. We will not stay in this park again.
To make the most of your stay here, get a large site. Do not stay in a small site unless it is by the gate. All the pads are dirt/sand and turn to mud when it rains. All of the sites are back-ins with five neighbors.
The park is close to beach. While the front is noisy from street, the back is quieter, but the small sites have no privacy. Expect encroachment from campers and wildlife.
Toilets/showers are reasonably new and clean. Trash is picked up and grass is green. There is some shade. Nice store, cafe and laundry. With a few changes, this park could be rated excellent.
Concern with cleanliness is the dirty pad issue. Sand from beach is clean. Sand from the pads and drives is dirty.
Good luck with your selection of a park. - PKI
Oct 2016 - $58.00
The price was for 7 nights, the sites are very close together, includes a fire pit & table. Rig parking is back in on all sites, room enough in front or on the side for tow or truck. DG (dirt) is the parking area so bring your mats, there is grass in the back of the sites with trees (narrow strips). The staff are all very nice, there is constant cleanup and maintenance going on. Lots of poop bags available and the nice thing is most everyone cleans up after their dogs. They do need to put in a nice fenced dog park area, but the resort has 400 crammed in sites so I don't know how this would be accomplished. The restaurant on site is very good with service on the patio allowing dogs. This was our 2nd trip and we will be back. - loves to camp w/dogs
Oct 2016 - $49.00
We stayed here mid week. Site seemed great at first but sand gravel mix just got into everything. Would prefer asphalt or concrete for sure. Our site was too near the road highway 1 and road noise in morning was loud. Ran a fan all night long to dampen noise. The good thing about this park it is close to downtown Pismo with many things to do. It is not really on the ocean as lakes block your direct walk to the beach. It is about a 10 minute walk to actually get on the beach. If we stayed here again I would bring a big tarp to cover sand gravel area and request a site off the highway at least 5 sites in. Onsite restaurant is good. We had breakfast there. Good little store. - signaloil
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
Nov 2012 - $20.00
Unpaved dirt on back side of parking lot. Some road noise from freeway nearby. Property adjoins the cemetery next door. Parking lot is also used for tree trimming business trucks and equipment. They are pretty good at keeping their noise to a minimum even though they start before 0700. Common Elks club amenities available, bar etc. Bingo some months. 7 night limit. - Bucky Beaver
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
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Very nice State Beach. The park is large and the camping spots are nicely separated. Large grassy areas with some trees and shrubs. Short walking distance to the beach. No hookups. Don't show up before 2pm for a new reservation. They will not let you in even if your spot is vacant. - DennisA
Nov 2016 - $55.00
This is a smaller RV park directly off Highway 1. It's near the highway and a railroad track so it is somewhat noisy. The mostly level gravel sites are close together with no grass or trees which is the reason for the lower review. - bbmidwife
Jun 2016 - $61.00
Very basic park. Well maintained and very clean. Staff very helpful and pleasant. - Longtimefulltime
May 2015 - $30.00
The park was clean and tidy, however sites were extremely tight - we were put in a site next to a family that had a dog enclosure and an outdoor shelter type thing outside their rig, and our slide-out almost was touching. We had to move the picnic table at our site in order to be able to get parked. Also the site was not very level, and the gravel was so piled up that our levelers slipped and slid on it (as did we, when we tried to walk.) It was a reasonable price and was within easy reach by car of restaurants and sights. - Nbert
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 2011 - $44.00
The campground is between a railroad and a busy highway. The site we were in was about 25-30 feet from the road. The road noise woke us up a few times when the big trucks went by. The site grass was mostly dry and there are a lot of low spots and bare dirt. The site was not long enough to accommodate a 33-ft 5th wheel and the truck. We had to park across the small road. The staff was friendly taking the reservation. They charged a $8 reservation fee. - User2329
Feb 2017 - $40.00
This park campground is definitely older, our parking space was very uneven, and the spaces are close together. Beware they will not let you check in until 2pm, we arrived before noon, the park had a number of empty spaces, our space was available. We were told the workers get upset by early check-ins but, yet they didn't start to clean the empty sites until 1pm. So people are parked in the parking lot and on the street waiting to get in and then at 2pm there is a line of campers waiting to be checked in. It was very inconvenient to the paying public. This is the first State campground we've been denied early check-in especially when it's available, and we stayed in numerous state and rv parks. - J R-Pod
Feb 2017 - $38.00
Ready to begin our stay at this rv park, we approached the entry booth about 20 minutes before check-in time, staff told us we had to wait until the stated check-in time. We can understand that, especially if park attendants were raking and cleaning the site in anticipation of our arrival. Looking around the disheveled sites we could see, we doubted that this was the case. We asked if we could just drive through to see our reserved site. After much complaining and whining, staff agreed to our request with the caveat that if we stayed more than a few minutes, we would be charged for another night. What a unique way to deal with a customer. We drove in to view our allocated site and were amazed to see a party consisting of at least six tents and three cars camping next to what would be our site. So much for the RULES in this park. We drove back to the entry booth and asked if we could change sites, since we did not want to settle down next to what amounted to a small town. Well this almost put staff over the top. He read us 23 rules which prohibited us from changing sites. Finally, he caved and gave us the numbers of two available sites. We picked one and settled down in a campground with portable toilets stationed around the park, overflowing dumpsters, and very few campers since it had been raining for at least two days. The continuous rains may have affected our view of this park, but we think the facilities and personnel were way below par. Obviously, we don't plan to return. - Vic and Marsha
Nov 2013 - $38.00
Approaching from north go on past first Pismo Beach campground unless you need to dump. The Oceano campground doesn't have a dump station. Arrive at Oceano (go past 2 county parks) with empty holding tanks and be ready for a real treat! Beautiful and a short walk to the beach. - jford313
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This is the late season price. The campground host is the best. The 30 Amp electric was adequate but the voltage gets a little low when the park is full and air conditioners are running. Use your surge protector to be fully safe when voltage drops. Water is good. Close to activities and shopping. We would stay here again in the future. - Kent and Margaret
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Located very close to the beach. Nice Elks lodge with frequent dinners and events on calendar. Spots are extremely tight. The RV parking is dirt lot with rope stringers to define space lines. No problem with electric or water. - AsleepontheBeach
Nov 2015 - $25.00
The location is excellent (1/4 mile walk to the beach.) The sites are way to narrow (15 feet wide or less.) Slides are almost touching. This Lodge should increase the width of the sites to 20 feet minimum.
Very friendly and accommodating host. - User3589