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San Diego, California

Campland On The Bay

San Diego, California



San Diego, California
Phone: (858) 581-4260

Sites: 582
Recent Rate: $133 7/2016

Latitude: 32.796924966691
Longitude: -117.22558021545

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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 yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

83 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $133.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this is NOT the place to be! (LOL) This is a family park with MANY kids running around and it can be loud. But it's an extremely well run and organized park. Yes, it's pricey but it's right on Mission Bay, some of the most expensive real estate in the USA. The beach is great. Rent boats or other water toys. You're packed in but they are VERY well organized. I had plenty of room for my slideouts and my awning. Lots of activities for young and old. Very clean. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sea World across Mission Bay and they have a fireworks show you can enjoy from the Campland beach. Old Town, Padres, DelMar horse racing. It's San Diego: lots to do!

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $104.00
Overall Rating:      

I have heard about Campland On The Bay for over 20 years and this was our first visit. We only stayed one night. It is in a beautiful location on Mission Bay in San Diego. From what I saw of the campsites, I was a little disappointed. It amounted to very little more than an asphalt parking lot with hook-ups and some surrounding trees and grassy areas. For the price, I would have expected a whole lot more. But, that said, people go there to enjoy the waters of Mission Bay instead of sitting idly at camp. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

It is a handy location to venture out to see the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other attractions in the city.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been coming here for about 5 years and have already made our reservation for the following year. We really enjoy this campground for the beach, the bay, the location and that is why we continue to return. It is right on Mission Bay, only 5 minutes to Pacific Beach, close to shopping, right on the bike trail and close to anything you want to do in San Diego. The sites are level and the hook-ups are easy. The bathrooms are always clean although there are leaves in the sites. The internet was fine but not high-speed. The whole park could use a bit of freshening up like paint but for a beachfront park, this is pretty good. Someone said there were rats but we have never seen rats nor lots of insects in the 7 months over the 5 years we have been here. The price above reflects the monthly rate. We have stayed here and will definitely stay again. Others continue to return year after year and we look forward to seeing our neighbors again. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We like Torrey Pines, the glider port, the Embarcadero, the missions, the carrier Midway, the Maritime Museum, most of the museums at Balboa Park, Birch Aquarium, Point Loma and the National Monument. We've taken the ferry to Coronado and walked to the Hotel Del. One year we took an overnight trip to Catalina and this year we took an overnight trip to Julian. We would recommend both. We just like this area and will return next winter.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. For the kids they have daily activities. Two swimming pools, and a sauna. Miniature golf, a restaurant and store. Great bicycle and walking trails around Mission Bay. For adults they have great activities for kids.

(Lot spacing is nearby with both sunny/open and some shade sites. Site surface is a concrete pad and asphalt featuring a fire ring, picnic table and patio.) We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

It's San Diego. The zoo, Balboa park, USS Midway and several other attractions.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

By far the worst! Traveled across the U.S. Had a wonderful experience until we got to Campland on the Bay. Overpriced rundown dirt pit!

Rude staff, no Internet, packed in like sardines, on a flooded dirt lot that when it rained it washed into our space. Rats galore. Staff is aware and does nothing. Ant and fly infested. "Free Internet" (how can nonexistent be free?) No one should come here! We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
G
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $130.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is a ghetto. Bodies everywhere, kids everywhere, skateboards, bikes, traffic everywhere. Sites are very small, we paid extra for a few feet more but no blackwater drain. They wanted over $200 a night for a site with a bit more room and a drain.

There are so many rules in this place it is ridiculous and they make you sign a disclaimer acknowledging that the park is dangerous!

I love a beer but there were a lot of loud, uncouth drunk people that were too visible and audible for it to be "family friendly". I counted over 30 people in the horseshoe shaped hot tub in the evening and the swimming pool had a lot of unidentified objects in it. The place really disgusted me on the first night.

The 2nd night they made my one-eyed father park his truck outside the camp because he couldn't find his ticket and the office was closed. The security guards were pretty rude. It took over an hour to find a space over half a mile away. I hope that made the security feel important.

That said, if you want facilities, they have everything. Laundry, shops, restaurants, pools, spas, boat hire, bike hire, performance stage etc etc. There is a beach with a buoyed-off swimming area. The beach looked pretty territorial with the whole of the beach kerbside covered by gazebos by 8am!

And I must say that the pools that were so disgusting the night before were clean by morning.

About a mile away round the bay there is a lovely public beach with trees and shade and lots of free parking. It's a great getaway from this site.

After so much noise all day the campsite was quiet after 11pm.

In summary, great if you like noise, bodies, arranged events, being crammed in. Awful if you like space, quiet and nature. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Camp in a different RV park in the hills and in the daytime go to the state beach just west of Campland, past the nature reserve

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $128.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this Park was one of the best we have stayed in that is a "beach" RV Park. First let me state the obvious which is a common situation at California "beach" RV Parks. TON'S OF PEOPLE!!! Yes, this is a VERY large RV Park. You will never be alone until you are inside your RV. But this is probably the best run, most organized RV Park we have stayed in. Activities for kid's of all ages. Campland has organized activities for kid's each day and each evening. Sports during the day and then a movie night, disco night, talent night, live band night pretty much something going on all the time. Not interested in participation? Then Campland has a private beach that is good for kid's of all ages. Want to sail a catamaran? Paddle board? Kayak? Jet ski? Yes, it's all here and available for rentals. However the rentals are not cheap. But all of the preceding are fun and the bay is a fantastic place to do water sports. There are multiple swim pools but these are busy too. Management and security is very good at this RV Park. The RV Park store is large and has a good assortment of things/food to buy. But back to the RV comments. The sites are narrow, depending on what you want to pay and what site you select if your RV has slides you will be close to other RV's. It looked like in our locations about 25% of the RV's were trailer rentals (delivered and set up for you) so if you don't have an RV of your own you can still go to Campland. A hot tip is to go with several families and establish your own "compound" which is great for families with friends. This RV Park is dog friendly so expect to see a lot of dogs (there are areas with grass for the dogs). Highly recommend but be prepared for crowds and spending money for onsite and offsite activities! We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Distinguished
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in San Diego (Midway aircraft carrier and other ship museums), zoo's, Legoland with great restaurants for all price ranges in the greater San Diego area.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at Campland with our three daughters every year. It is very kid friendly and our kids always have so much fun. We have been reserving our site way ahead of time so that we can be close to the beach. We enjoy the movie nights, talent show and the ice cream parlor. They also have a fitness center with a couple of treadmills and weights. They are always busy so reserving ahead of time is important! We camped at Campland On The Bay 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Certain times of the year they have a free shuttle to Sea World and the zoo.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time there riding our bikes and the jet skis. The weather was beautiful. We met our family there and had fun hanging out at the beach, playing volleyball and watching the fireworks. The sites are very close together but we were with family so we didn't mind. It is a little like going to camp but with families. There is a lot of activities to choose from. We enjoyed hanging out at the beach and watching the fireworks at night. There are a lot of people but the park was clean and well managed. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We jet skied, swam in the bay, went to the zoo and roasted marshmallows to make smores. We sat on the lawn for movie night.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

The $80 rate was for the weekend, $60 for weekdays. We are a retired couple and this park is best suited for young families who would likely rate it higher because of the many amenities for children. The weekend was very noisy because of a car club activity and a loud social event whose music could be heard all over the park. Quiet hours do not begin until 11PM. Weeknights were quiet with fewer campers. WiFi signal strength was strong but the connection was slow and uses a website login which was not convenient. There is a wide variety of sites from grassy and well treed to the sandy asphalt parking area we were in nearer to the beach. There is a nice laundry, store, game room and BBQ restaurant. The beach area and landscaping were well tended. Some of the longer term RVs looked junky. This location is convenient to I-5 for easy access to San Diego activities. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M11
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

Really a nice location with it's own beach and a marina, very close to Pacific Beach, San Diego and to Sea World. Most sites are really tight with back to back power, water and sewer which meant I had to pull straight in and my windshield was looking at the back of a 5th whl. I opted for a Prefered site with a lot a room on both sides with a fence separating the sites, but it was very dusty. It was really full on the weekends with a lot of kids. Went through their orientation ..... they have a LOT of rules 4 pages worth ............... kinda takes the fun out of it. Oh one more point the electrical was always reading low 100 to 109 volts. We have to think hard if we were to stay here again. We stayed for a month it was cheaper that way. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great little store on site and a small cafe ......

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

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $81.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 4 nights including new Years Eve, and came away with mixed views of the campground. The actual site was big, but had no grass or even concrete so with rain hitting us the first night the dirt kept coming into the RV. The camp was full to the limit and the staff did a great job in keeping noise a minimum level after start of quiet hours without causing any trouble doing so. The restrooms and showers very not very clean and could certainly have been kept in a better state, and the for some reason the heaters were running at maximum power resulting in a sauna-like temperature in the especially the women's bathroom. The location was great with easy access to San Diego downtown, Mission Beach and the Interstate 5 without being too noisy. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
H20
Tips for other Campers:

USS Midway was a great experience, and the 2-hour Harbour Cruise with Flagship Cruises can also be recommended

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $140.00
Overall Rating:      

We are from Spain and we are making a trip through the USA. We started in March in Miami, Fl, and we finished in Los Angeles, CA. This has been the worst camping we've found, besides expensive. The best thing is really on the same coast with beach at the edge of the campsite. Worst: the amount of people there. It was in July, and camping plots, which seemed more like a parking lot than a campground. The first plot we had completely lacked privacy. We got another that we had seen that was free and it was better. Still and all the price was extremely high. There was loud music everywhere, and not referring to the activities every evening organized by the camp, but many people put loud music. After five days of the same filed a complaint because the cost of it with what is offered is not appropriate. We have to recognize that they contacted us and we have returned the money we had paid. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

This our third stay here. I've never had an issue with their Pet Friendly reputation. They've never given us a hassle over our lab mix. It has one good-sized decent dog park and two so-so dog runs. That's "pet friendly" in my book. Kids loved the pool and we didn't have much need for the beach. They had the floating platform at the beach. I'd advise against staying at the beach end of the park. Spots are cramped, noisy, and unattractive. The other end is *much* nicer in all respects…though we left right as the summer crowds were ramping up and I could see the level of activity increasing. We'll save some money next time and just find a place with pools only. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Very disappointed in small size of campsites and impolite security guards. Park is not pet friendly and actively discourages dogs. Location is good - lots to do in San Diego, but this park is exceptionally crowded and unruly. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Travel Trailer.

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