Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area

     


Oceano, California
Phone: (805) 473-7220

Sites: 1000
Avg. Rate: $22

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Latitude: 35.0474014058957
Longitude: -120.614319089966

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 3
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

9 Reviews

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butmuffins

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We love camping at Oceano Dunes with our family and friends. We love to ride ATVs and the ocean. Two great things rolled into one. Having a huge bonfire at night and looking up into the sky and actually seeing stars and listening to the ocean waves roll in and out. Noisy during the day and we usually try to camp during the week in the summer, because of the crowds. Spring and Fall are also wonderful times to camp...and less busy. Just check out wind conditions before you go. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Tent.

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Cali Campers

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Very basic, you are just parked anywhere you want on the sand. Beware of the tides, so you don't get stuck in the sand. Not many bathrooms around (but we didn't use them- so I don't know what the condition was). There was a truck that comes around selling ice and firewood, which was nice. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Truck Camper.

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User2631

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great beach experience. I searched extensively for a place where I could pitch my tent right on the beach. The entire Pacific Coastline there were only two campgrounds where this was possible. Oceana Dunes, California and Coos Bay in Oregon. It is now on our bucket list to return with our RV. Pros: You are right on the beach If this is the experience you are looking for, it is the best!! Rigs of all sizes camp along this beautiful stretch of beach You drive along the beach at low tide to find your spot. People willing to help if you get stuck. You can ATV here. Cons: No running water, only chemical toilets (but kept clean). Lots of traffic between beach and water. You can get stuck. It was really windy and we had no shelter. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Tent.

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campers2011

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Although there are no hookups at this campsite, where can you get an ocean view and sound for $10 a night. A little loud at night with the ATV, but very fun stay. I would definitely come back again. I love camping on the beach. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Travel Trailer.

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NVRANCHGIRL

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

If you don't love quads, campfires and a party atmosphere I would not recommend camping here. We were fortunate enough to get a spot right at the water's edge but not too close. Saw several people who misjudged the tide rising and got flooded, buried and stuck! "Banana Boy" will come out to fill your freshwater and drain your graywater tanks, but other than that, you're on your own. We were here for a week and should have started charging for tow service. At least four times a day we had to pull out people who didn't air down their tires (and 4WD means zilch at Oceano if you're not aired wayyyyy down), with one guy actually running over our stakes and getting stuck right in our camp. If you don't mind some craziness, bring your beach chairs and watch the fun when the tide comes up. Just bring your patience and a quad! We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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FosterImposters

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camping right on the beach: the actual number of 'campsites' is just a guess. You are literally at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Camping on the beach, with miles of fabulous sand dunes to your back. Access is roughly one mile south of Pier Avenue, or 3 miles south of Grand Avenue off hiway 1. Just south of Pismo Beach. There are good instructional signs at these access points. Check out the website for details. This is ATV heaven in So Cal, so be prepared. Can be crowded at holidays. Can be windy too with blowing sand and salt spray. Not a place to take a heavy 45-foot monster rig, but for the more nimble campers, the views are just magnificent. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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stagner

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This can be a fun camping experience if you don't mind sand & wind. Four wheel drive is a must if you are pulling a trailer of any kind. Try not to arrive at high tide so you can avoid the soft sand. I recommend bringing plywood to act as skirting to keep sand from drifting under rig. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Travel Trailer.

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ziegenmeyer

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is wonderful. We got stuck in the sand but a helpful camper helped us out and we had a wonderful time. The waves are at your front door. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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morganhillers

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

You're either going to love this place, or hate it. You are literally on the beach, and chances are you will get stuck in the sand at some point. No specific spots or hookups, but there is a truck that comes around and sells water at .50 per gallon and will pump out for $30. If you like ATVing, this is paradise as there are great dunes right behind where you camp: you are in between the ocean and the dunes. Be sure to register and pay, as there is a stiff fine if you just park without doing that. People drive their loud ATVs 24/7, and it can be hazardous to walk around because of them. So, if you are looking for relaxation, stay away. But for the unique experience of camping right on a beach and being right by outstanding ATV riding, you can't beat it. We camped at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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