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Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $60.00
Really nice place and great staff. Paved sites with grass and trees. Good place for kids with plenty to do. Beaches, hiking, sightseeing, lots for the adults. Santa Cruz is south, Half Moon Bay is north. Upscale restaurant and general store on site. Really crowded on weekends. Will stay again when in area. No cell phone service unless near check-in area (AT&T is best reception). We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $65.00
Interesting place. A combo of KOA and camping lodge. We stayed in Coastal Village sites. OK, but grass dead in this section. Sites not level front to back. No Verizon cell and Wi-Fi did not work in Coastal Village loop. It worked at the lodge and restaurant area. About 20 miles north of Santa Cruz. Restaurant on site, but a little on the high end. Not much nearby to eat . Too out of the way for us. We were visiting Santa Cruz boardwalk area. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $47.00
Typical overpriced KOA, although it does have lots of grass and trees. Has a restaurant on site. Ten miles to Pescadero. Had to go to the restaurant parking lot to get Wi-Fi; nothing at the site. Sites were paved but not really level. Had to change sites to get more level. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $63.00
Nice park and close to the ocean (across the highway) with an ocean view after a short walk. Base rate was $46 but taxes, dog fee (one dog), and some sort of "service fee" put the total at around $63. Pull through sites. Nice onsite restaurant, a bit expensive; although, the chicken Caesars salad was great. We picked this park because it was pouring down rain and we wanted to stop driving. Overall, an okay place, nothing special. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $57.00
The resort has paved roads and sites. Our premium site was level. There is easy in and out for our big rig; room enough for slides and awning. More width is available at deluxe sites. Noticed that some rigs had several levelers. The resort has a nice atmosphere, and remote feeling on under developed part of California coast. Elephant seals, whales, redwoods, Pigeon Point Lighthouse and brewery nearby. Tent campers have a nice area. Fireplaces at the comfort stations. Lots of services available. Kid and pet friendly. We will go to the restaurant next time. Cable had channels 2-15. Only 8-13 worked all the time, even after a call for maintenance. The local channels might come in the evening. There is no antenna TV even though you are sort of close to San Francisco. Wi-Fi was good. We did not achieve nirvana--a grade of 8.5, but we will bump to 9. We will return. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
This is a fairly clean park ,and they do try to do well, but do not advertise you have wifi when most of the time it doesn't work. So since there is absolutely no phone service, it would be nice to have communication with the outside world. We will probably be back because the restaurant and the staff are wonderful. Now you can go to the hotel and use their courtesy phone, which is nice, but I would prefer reliable wifi. The pull throughs in the Whale section has the worst wifi. So pick your spot carefully. You cannot beat the location. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $55.00
Definitely one of the most quiet campgrounds we have been to. Adequate campsite in "North Whale" section. Huge downside for us was the proximity to the horse stables, along with the undesirable odor from stables. Big PLUS is the free shuttle to Santa Cruz. We saved in gas, parking and driving. Another added perk is the free wood at the campfires in the comfort station. Children's activities were nil during this stay, which was a let down, as was the price of the horseback rides for a child - $90. Its quite a hike to the beach, we drove instead. Nearby beach was awesome and uncrowded. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $65.00
We like the fact the sites have ocean views, most that is. Staff very accomodating and friendly. Manager was able to give us the site we requested from our reservation and even extended our stay one day. No signal on our AT&T cell service. Sites are not exactly level, although paved. Two to three plastic blocks on ocean side made us level. Plenty of room from your neighbor. Restroom and showers were clean and stocked with paper supplies during our stay. Very high water pressure 100 lbs, so use a regulator/restrictor. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $85.00
We camped here in a 45' motorhome and had plenty of room to get to our Seascape deluxe ocean view site #35. This site had no ocean view. Spaces between sites where ample and site had plenty of room to open our 4 slides. Site was not level, so we had to jack up the front of motorhome which made it very difficult to enter the motorhome. Would have been nice to have a concrete pad for picnic table. Park is clean and well kept. Dinner was expensive and not very good. The Cioppino had very little fish or flavor and the sauce was like tomato soup. Our friends steak also did not have any flavor and was offered with a arugula salad that had a very strong flavor. Ocean access is across the street. Park is in between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Fog seems to come in at this RV park, but once closer to Santa Cruz or Half Moon Bay it cleans out. There is no cell service at the park. There are not a lot of RV parks in the area that can accommodate a 45' motorhome so we would stay here again even though we feel they are over price for what you get. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $55.00
Park is awesome! Short walk to beach. Great amenities. Most sites are really nice with plenty of room, especially coastal sites, but the pull through sites are horrible! They should be at a reduced rate because you have absolutely no "camping" space and no privacy whatsoever. We literally stepped out our door into the neighbor's hook ups. Luckily we were with friends in a coastal site (47) and we spent most of the time there. We were in a 39' MH, site #6. If we'd stayed in a Coastal or seascape site, park would get a 10!!! We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $67.00
This was our second trip to this campground and most likely the last. The camp is beautiful but the pull through sites are so narrow and close together that it felt like a parking lot. We travel with our dog and were restricted to walking her in a fairly small area. No dog run either. Definitely not dog friendly. We were near a tent camping area which was noisy all weekend. Wi-Fi was very weak. TV signal and channel selection was poor. Overall not bad but not just not someplace I really want to return to. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $50.00
No cell phone access. WiFi is not available at the sites unless you are near the general store (Seascape village 19 through 31). Cable TV is weak for local stations (couldn't get CBS at all) but OK for cable channels. Seascape Village has very nicely separated sites. Coast Village is pretty nice too (all back-ins). Whale North & South are pull-throughs and too close to the horse stables (smelly). Very noisy family park on the weekends. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $60.00
This KOA is adjacent to a spa/resort, so it shares some of the amenities such as a very good--not great--restaurant, and a well-stocked store. The grounds are serene, grassy, flat, well maintained, and sites in the first loop are quite large. They do allow dogs, but environmental restrictions caused by an endangered bird specie (snowy plover) nesting areas severely restrict dog access both inside and outside the park, along trails and on the beaches for miles north and south. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $66.00
There is a strange feel here; at first I thought it was just our 10 year old Itasca, filthy from coming over Donner Summit in the snow. Then a camper in a 3 axle 42' bus said he felt snubbed as well. The setting is adequate, some park staff were friendly (others not so much) and value for the dollar just wasn't really there. Ocean view is borderline, not a surf view. Barely dog friendly; you can only be in limited areas without being kicked out. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $64.00
The setting of this KOA is very rural - off Highway 1. Entrance signs are very difficult to see as they are "stylized" to fit with the surroundings. Nearest town is 10 miles away. Sites are not very wide when considering units with slide outs and weren't very level. My major complaint is that cell phone service (ours was Verizon) did not work and no one told me that upon checking in. Phones do not work unless you drive 5 miles up Hwy 1. Have to use the phone in the office to make an emergency or necessary call. The buildings are nice, food at the cafe was good (breakfast). The beach area is 1/2 mile away but a pleasant walk. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
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