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Pescadero, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California



Pescadero, California
Phone: (650) 879-7302

Sites: 142
Recent Rate: $70 5/2016

Latitude: 37.155162
Longitude: -122.348168

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved sites that were a bit narrow. View of ocean in the distance. Told on registering that water pressure was 50+psi and water was non potable. Cable and wi fi were good. No verizon service in area. Biggest issue was dogs are restriced to campground area and not most of trails.
Lot of grass and maintained very well. Store and resturant were price. Only 3 washing machines for 190 sites. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $81.00
Overall Rating:      

The location of this park is stunning with an easy walk to the ocean. The walk is deceptively long, but certainly worth it. Sites in the Seascape loop offer plenty of room in between sites. Some leveling is required, but not enough to be a bother. This place isn't very dog friendly. Dogs must stay in the campground area of the resort. They are not allowed on the beach. However, upon check-in, the front desk help will provide a list of beaches that are dog friendly.

A taproom is less than a mile stumble from the park and nearby Gazos Creek Road offers a scenic back-roads drive through some lush foliage. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Seascape Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The small town of Pescadero (15 minutes to the north) is quaint and has a bakery that offers fresh-baked bread. Get there early, as this place is popular and parking is scarce.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our favorite place to stay in the Santa Cruz area. We have checked out and stayed in probably 10 other camps in the area. WiFi is excellent compared to most. Staff is excellent, couldn't be better. Some walking trails, near the ocean (plenty of foggy mornings/days) so is cooler than inland parks. The rate is high but the staff, surroundings and WiFi make up for it. This is a resort with the exception of no pool. The food is top notch. They also have a lodge for non campers, store, special event hall and great restaurant. You can rent fire rings and they have lots of green space for games. Reasons I did not give a 10 overall is no pool and closeness of sites but next time, we will get a deluxe site which is supposed to be more spacious. We camped at Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
W4 and E3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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