30 RV Parks near Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Feb 2017 - $58.00
We were able to get one of the spots directly overlooking the ocean. There is a chain link fence protecting you from falling over the edge of the dunes. You can walk down the nearby steps and stroll on the beach. My only complaint is that the roads are very narrow, and even our 27 foot RV could not avoid going over a curb when we entered the park. Lots of families with young kids here, and plenty of dog walkers too. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the park. There is a small store and a mini-restaurant with great outside seating. They allow fires in the fire pits and the site was very wide, which was nice. - The Bees
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Stayed in site 157, site is secluded with bushes on three sides. Park is very quiet and clean unless your in one of the sites next to the street and railroad. Our site was far enough from both that we didn't notice them. Entrance road is a little tight for long RV's, ours is 35', the longest allowed in the park. If not careful you will hit the curb. Roads in the park are plenty wide enough for long RV's. All site parking pads are fairly level asphalt the remainder dirt. Only a few sites have full hook ups, none that a long RV will fit in. There is a double sided dump station with faucets to fill you drink water tank. We didn't use the restrooms, showers, or laundry the four days we were there. Beach access is mostly by stairs, but at the south end of the park you can walk straight to the beach without stairs. The store is well stocked. We like Bull Tacos inside the park, although a little pricey, tacos are good, especially when they have exotic meats. Their breakfast burrito is excellent. We'll be back in the fall. - National RV Dolphin
Mar 2015 - $50.00
The welcome at the entrance was good. At first we were given a flooded site with a fence between us and the road. The charge for this was $35, for dry camping. We asked for a better site (not flooded), and we settled into a site overlooking the water, on a bluff, with a fence. The charge for this was $50, for dry camping. Each morning we had to check to see if we could stay in our site that night. We had to move once in a three night stay, but that was easy with no hook-ups. The sites were not raked or cleaned between tenants. The sites overlooking the ocean were a good size, but the sites by the road were very small. We were never offered a site with hook-ups, and we did not see any. (Admin note: full hookups are available) The campers were a nice mix of surfers and everyone else. We would not return because we did feel that the value for the price was questionable. - Vic and Marsha
Apr 2017 - $35.00
This is what I call Sardine camping, when there is an event going on you will be so tight that you can hear your neighbor %*#+. We were here for a car show event, so it was tight to say the least and after the event everybody left and it became more relaxed . One thing I did notice was the people that work here have no respect for the dust that they create or how fast they drive by this motorhome area. The manager said the speed is 10 miles an hour, but I have seen some going at least 30 and the dust boiling. I've said it before; convenience has a price. Since we were going to be in the area, we stayed here another six days. Other than the workers driving by fast, it was nice after the crowds left . Other than an event being here and being part of the event, I would not camp here. Our utilities were accessible; some of the 30 amp plugs were falling apart, don't know what was going on there. Our sewer outlet was convenient, but I know that some other campers could not reach their sewer outlet with their hose. I was told that the RV park is not accessible from late May through September due to workers at the fairgrounds etc. We will probably have to stay here again some time due to the fact we will be part of the event going on. Other than that, I would not come back. - monaco cruiser
Dec 2013 - $31.00
We enjoyed our week here as it is a safe and decent campground for area visitors. It is not the kind of CG for lounging in your site, etc. The woman running the place is terrific and helpful. The main problem here is that there is no sewer hook-up, so come with empty tanks. If you stay for a week you will get honey bucket service at no additional fee. They come around 9 a.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is probably the best deal for camping on the entire San Diego coast. - nmunozjr
Mar 2010 - $35.00
Very basic park with gravel drives and sites. Lots of big shade trees, clean and well kept. Quiet even though it was in between a busy street and the 5 Fwy. Owner/Host very friendly and accommodating. No sewer hookups but rest stop north on the 5 has two free dump stations. We stayed here for a dog show at Del Mar fairgrounds. Much better than the full hookup sites that we saw at the fairgrounds. We will stay here again. - MarvMarvs
May 2009 - $35.00
Simple park, we were told where to park which did not accommodate our trailer due to the trees being too low (a/c unit) and too narrow for space which we could not open awning. The great thing was its close proximity to the beach and highway access. Diesel fuel stations close by not RV friendly. There are no sewer hook ups, but there is a mobile service which visits twice a week. Our trailer was 27' in length and the spot given should be for parking a vehicle. We had to park a certain direction with the door on the left into a tree and the slide on the right inches from the other tree. There were other spots available not sure why we had to be placed there. Parking our vehicle was difficult when other rigs were there. Having to wait on dump service before travel was not worth it for the time we spent. No fire pits all gravel but level. There are no restroom facilities no playground for children. - reymer
Mar 2017 - $52.00
Right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean! Awsum time!! - Kelly dufour
Jan 2017 - $65.00
The campground is in an ideal location on the beach with easy access to anything you need. It was clean and well maintained. However, the water was off in most locations due to the drought. Hopefully with all the recent rain, they will turn the water back on. - Tony ML
Oct 2015 - $54.00
We were able to select a site with a view of the ocean and right next to the stairs to get down to the ocean. Felt nice and private. There are washing stations to rinse off your sandy feet as well. The showers cost tokens (which we were totally fine with), were nice and very private.
Generators are only allowed from 10am to 8pm which was unfortunate (we usually cook breakfast around 8am).
Very friendly, nice on-site convenience store (you can even rent body and surf boards).
Lots of people, hardly any vacant sites. The sites were large. - 10 Thompsons
Jun 2008 - $35.00
Mobile home park that is closing and still about 10 old trailers left. But great location two blocks from a very nice beach with a large city playground and $10-$25 less per night than other area RV parks. - rvbruce
Dec 2007 - $18.00
Having read a review for another Oceanside rv park that mentioned in passing that Catalina was "an armpit" I went there with caution. Maybe not enough. The park is small and hard to maneuver around in. Half the sites are occupied by old mobile homes. Recent rains made some of the sites soft. I got stuck in one and had to get a tow truck to pull me out. After all that I managed to get a site and got hooked up. Utilities were at shared posts. I had to go over a fence to plug in for electricity. There are no restrooms or showers. The laundromat was clean. Most of the neighbors were friendly enough, although the wife heard a lot of screaming from an adjacent condo complex. Only good reason for staying was due to weather and the price. Other RV parks in Oceanside were over $40. Our rate was for Passport America. I would never have paid full rate for this park. If you have a small rig and don't mind the trailer villa atmosphere then give it a try. Just watch out for the wet spots. - Onemoretrail
Apr 2017 - $80.00
This is a nice RV Park. Sites are fairly level. Close to your neighbors, but there's space for the slides, to park the toad, and a picnic table. There are some activities for guests, there's a Farmer's Market right down the street, and you have a 4 minute walk through a cute little park to a beautiful beach. I give this place a 6 not because of any faults of its own, but because of 1) the train tracks RIGHT next to the RV park. That got really old really fast, because the trains run regularly all night. And I mean they are RIGHT next to the park. 2) The smell of the little canal or whatever it is that runs next to the park and the RV park. It's standing water and it's foul. So you can't really open the windows because the sewage smell will waft in and stink up everything. 3) The dog areas are kind of a joke, but it's not a big deal because right outside the gate there's a park. But the proximity to the beack and the ocean was wonderful, and it made our stay. There's also a nice heated pool and hot tub, which we enjoyed once or twice as well. We might stay here again, maybe, but not for long - the smell is just too much for me. and the trains. - chasmyn
Sep 2016 - $79.00
We took our class "c" motor home for the holiday weekend. This is a great location near the beach and walking downtown. The staff was helpful and knowledgable about things to do in the area. We took the regional coaster train down to San Diego. Tight camping spots but great for families. Free root beer floats was a nice gesture by the park owners. - Hwy93
Jul 2016 - $100.00
We have always wanted to try this park and got lucky with a last minute reservation. You are greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. As a bonus, they have 24 hour security. The location is awesome! A 3 minute walk and you are on the sand looking at the ocean. You are also very close to a train stop if you want to go either direction up the coast. The park is tight but once in your spot, they offer plenty of room. We had no issues getting around in our 43' coach. Yes, the train is loud but after the first night, we didn't really notice it and we were against the back wall closest to the tracks. I wouldn't ever spend a season here but for a clean, safe, ideal location in SoCal, this place is perfect for a vacation. We would stay here again for sure. - longweekends
Nov 2016 - $68.00
We were lucky to find any place over the Thanksgiving holiday! I had waited until the last min. (not thinking) and had called "everyone" and this place had a cancellation (yea!) so we got in, so I was grateful for anything! That said...the spaces were tight, but were cement & level and came with a round table & bench set. The price was high...but all that I expected. The whole SD area has gotten this way, all up and down the whole county! The cable reception was excellent and the so was the WiFi. The Sprinter noise didn't really bother us, because it goes by quickly, even tho it's pretty often. There are plenty of places to walk to eat, and you can't beat the weather! The staff was wonderful. - MarieB
Apr 2016 - $50.00
We were there with a group, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The park itself is very clean and well maintained. A nice pet area. Spaces are a little tight, but large RVs had no trouble getting in. Absolutely no fires allowed (propane or wood) but they have BBQ grills in the pool area. - mosyn
Mar 2016 - $62.00
We were just passing thru and stayed for 2 nights. Best rate we found for a site with hook-ups. The site was concrete with a picnic table and patio. We have a 37 ft motorthome and we fit, but it is tight. Full hook-up, but the cable is being worked on so we ended up using the dish. For a short stay it works for us because we are traveling thru so we don't need a lot of space. Plan on be gone during the day anyway. Train did not bother us, not much noise and I don't think it runs at night. - belanga
Dec 2016 - $41.00
We have found California RV parks, particularly in coastal areas to be a very poor value compared to other western states. But everything in California is more expensive, and you would have to expect to pay more in locations with proximity to beaches and coast. This place is no exception. Way over priced relative to what you get, but if you're going to stay in southern California, you gotta pay up. we paid just more than $850 for a 3-week stay. The Good: Front desk staff was friendly and helpful, main building/club house very clean and bright, small pool/spa (we did not use). We did not use bathroom facilities, so cannot comment on them. The bad: Sites are severely out of level, broken landscape sprinklers in random sites cause mud holes, tight parking for tow vehicles, NO REFUND policy, lot's of rules and many are not uniformly enforced.
It took 3 attempts plus a trip to lumber yard and Camping World to find the appropriate materials to get our coach level and find a way to get in and out the front door. Plus the twisting and stress on coach chassis. We inquired about cutting our stay short and was advised no refunds would be given.
We would not stay here again, nor recommend it to anyone in a motor home. The sites are just too un-level; I'm guessing most have a 6% - 7% slope to them. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
Nov 2016 - $45.00
Paid for a week and left a day early - only stayed that long as we had plans with friends in the San Diego area. Sites are OK in size, but we had a choice of a pull-thru or back-in and were convinced to do the back-in as it would be quieter. NOT!! Just on the other side of the park wall live very noisy people with barking dogs and loud voices plus it looks like a shanty town with laundry hanging all over their back patios. Cable service was awful - tried to talk to office and they wanted to blame it on our TV's, but both TV's were having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM?? We finally put up our antenna and got the local channels that way so we could watch news and sports. Would not stay here again. - denvercats
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a standard RV Resort. Sites are concrete and each has a tree and ground cover as well as a patio area and picnic table. (some leveling required as all of the sites are graded down hill, however, the park provides levelers).
Pool is clean and good size. There is also a very large Jacuzzi.
Bathrooms are large and clean. Showers were great!
There is a laundry room with soap machines, etc.
One of the reasons we stayed at this park is that it is located near all major highways and freeway systems. Close to shopping and restaurant's! - jmjack
Oct 2016 - $67.00
Nice resort in the city and close to the interstate. Sites are tight, but workable. Not enough room for a picnic table. Pool, restrooms, and showers located by office. If you are staying on the upper level , it's a long way to these amenities. Camped in a 32' 5th wheel. - azrandolph
Dec 2015 - $89.00
We have a premium site on the top level and it is great. Easy to back in, level concrete pad, our own area with table & bar-b-que. Really nice. We overlook the hills. No problem with our 45 footer with 4 slides; lots of room. Other sites are well kept and neat. We are coming back again to enjoy this great location!!! - Freedom Bus
Feb 2015 - $64.00
We decided to try this park for one night based upon past reviews but quickly found out that this is by no stretch of the imagination, a "resort". We made a reservation and were told it depended on the day we arrived as to what the rate would be. And when we did arrive we found that the space that was assigned to our Class A full slide Motorhome was not near wide enough and backing in would have been a not so good experience. So I went back and got another space on the "upper level". A tad bit longer and wider that the first one we were able to back in and get hooked up. Then we noticed the neighbors next to us who had their laundry out to dry on racks scattered around their RV. Kids bikes and various toys scattered everywhere and one bike I had to move before attempting to back in. No table or bench available and just the basic hookups were there to use. Whatever this park was supposed to have been in the past is no longer what it has become today. A major rip off for what you get IMNO. Will never stay there again and if you are in the area and thinking about staying there my advice to you is to "drive on" and find something else. - BankShot
Mar 2017 - $35.00
Worst campground we have ever stayed in. Rude staff. Act like customers are an inconvenience, not like they are their business.
Very narrow roads. Hard to maneuver. Very noisy. Highway and train are right beside campground. Dog walk is in the weeds next to ditch with "Beware of snakes" sign. The ditch flooded up into park. No one helped to clean campsites. We had to borrow shovels to clean out mud. Rules are only enforced for some, not all. NEVER would I stay again. - jumbo
Mar 2017 - $40.00
The worst campground I've ever stayed at. Almost all long term monthly no landscaping on spots. The dog was weed patch with a warning of snakes creek flooded had to clean our own spot have rules that apply to one but not the other. Definitely was not a resort staff had no clue about camping very rude. Will never stay again! Wish I could give them 0 stars - MikeO
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Make sure you have directions to campground because it's hard to find. PPA was only good for 2 of 4 nights. Very tight, but level sites. Train & I-5 noise. Nice pool & spa. Lots of long terms. Doesn't deserve resort name. - russ1102