Pismo Beach, California

Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground

Pismo Beach, California



Pismo Beach, California
Phone: (805) 489-1869

Sites: 103
Recent Rate: $35 7/2015

Latitude: 35.1322812978148
Longitude: -120.633938312531

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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 ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
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 ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • 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 yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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SeaTeacher

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

No hookups in this state park. I filled my water tank as we arrived and then dumped them after two days as I left. The sites are widely spaced. We had a pull-through site with a small tree that gave us some shade on the west. There are LOTS of families, which means many kids on bikes and scooters. But, by 10pm, all was quiet. No playground for the little ones, but the beach is fantastic. This is a very popular state park so peak season reservations must be made at least 5-6 months in advance. I would happily return. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a good place for a campfire because its in a beach town, not a forest - and the weather in the evening tends to be cool.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Recycled

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

About as good as you will find in a CA state campground. Perimeter sites adjacent to the butterfly preserve and near the ocean are the best. Close to town. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The rate reflects $5 extra door a non-towed vehicle. The generator rules were confusing. The startup time on the back of the windshield stickers says 10:00 a.m. but the campground info map they give you at check in says 8:00 a.m. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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tsparky

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

North beach is still good for a CA state campground. Many of the sites are half circle pull through. Pismo old town is within walking distance and San Luis Obispo is only 10 miles away. It is fairly quiet since the wild campers tend to go to Oceano Dunes. We will stay here again. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jbarry130

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We keep going back here, because it's such a great place to camp. Dog friendly and just over the dunes from the beach. Rate reflects an off-season senior discount. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 451
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was a fairly level paved pull-through. A picnic table and fire grill were included. Most sites had shrubs and trees for privacy. Ground squirrels seem to be a problem as they burrow just about anywhere they feel like. After feeling a bit claustrophobic at another nearby campground we stayed at earlier, it felt good to have some space. Good trails to the butterfly grove, beach, and dunes. Good dump station on the way out. Other than flush toilets and pay showers there are no other amenities available. Still it was worth a couple days stay. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Jeff&Laura

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

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here during Christmas. Have stayed here before and will continue to do so in the future. Park is near the beach. There is a fabulous Monarch Butterfly attraction within the park. Numerous great restaurants within short drive of the park. If you like Mexican food, you have to try Old Juan's Cantina about 5-7 minutes south of the park. There are no hookups but there is a dump station near the entrance to the park. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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tsparky

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, large sites, easy walk over the dunes to the beach. Easy walk into the town too. The beach is very large and flat with good swimming. There was a huge group in a regular campsite with 10 tents. As usual with the CA parks lately enforcement of the rules is hit or miss. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Traveler_2011

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was 'winter' price. Beautiful location but be warned - there are No hook-ups. Each site has a picnic table and big fire rings; CG hosts sell the firewood. Sites are generally pull-through, paved, level, and there is lots of grass and scenery between you and your neighbor. We enjoyed listening to the frogs at night and walking over the sand dunes to the beach. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jbarry130

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Our 3rd time at this park because we love it! Had site number 40 again and it was fairly level. Lots of room between you and your camping neighbors. I've reviewed this one before, and probably enough to say that I won't repeat. Just see my earlier reviews. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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jbarry130

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 5 nights and would have loved to have stayed more if we had time. The campground is not on the reservation system until mid-May, so was first come, first served. Turns out, the campground was only about a third full each night. Had space #39, in the middle of the campground. There is lots of space between sites, and there is lots of open space for kids to play. It's a great park for families and I understand why it's always near capacity during the season. Good dog campground too, as you can take your dogs on the beach as well as around the grounds. There are doggie pickup bags at the hosts site (#15), so there is NO EXCUSE for not picking up after your dog! I would go back in a heartbeat. Nightly rate reflects senior discount and off season rate. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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riche2999

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

For a state beach it gets two thumbs up. The sites were well maintained and all pull throughs, so it was great. A little busy but worth the time to stay and enjoy this area. The dogs had a great time and everyone was just wonderful. The night time was a little noisy but everyone quieted down around 12 midnight. Will return, great place for the price. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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tsparky

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here Memorial day weekend. Most of the sites are pull through, the others are double wide back in. The pull-throughs are long, saw several with 2 motorhomes. There is lots of space between sites. The rangers and camp hosts patrol all the time (unlike most other CA state parks) and we had no problems or complaints. There is a single dump station and there was a long backup on going-home day. We would camp here again. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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rvmike

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park to be very nice and comfortable. Spots are level, roomy, and have good separation. Park was about 30% full so it was nice and quiet, the summer months might be a different story. Short trail leads out to a wonderful beach. Very dog friendly. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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The Austins

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times and even though it is dry camping their showers and restrooms are used by quite a few people. Access to one of the most beautiful walking beaches in California is only a hundred feet away. The town of Pismo Beach is very interesting and fun to visit. Access for biking and trail walking is good also. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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LLKidwell

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

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great family campground. Dry camping, but had a dump station. Enjoyed it and will return. We camped at Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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