WARNING. Getting to the park and getting anywhere from the park is extremely difficult. It is 15 miles past Santa Barbara over and around mountains. Then you exit onto the approach road which is smaller and more difficult to maneuver. And then like Disney World, you reach the entrance only to find another mile of harrowing driving. I have a 26 ft class A diesel with a tow and was very concerned most of the way. Once arriving for our 3 night visit we decided that going back and forth to SB would be too difficult even with just a car, so we forfeited our prepayment through RPI and left. The park seemed nice, but the ride was not.
We actually were looking for a place around the corner but pulled in here by mistake. One look at the TV monitor of the ocean front plus the super friendly staff made my decision. Since we had a cat, county law will not allow a pet in a rig on the beach. We were parked on the side about two rows back and could see the beach from our location. The people were great and the beach was spotless. Sites and services were great. We stayed an extra night and will return.
The nightly rate does not allow for 3 figures. It was $120. It was very crowded, and the view was OK. There is a bus that goes by every 90 minutes (not 30) and is not dependable. We got a ride to town and took a cab home. Cabs are about $30, but we took an all day trolley to the furthest point (closest to the park) and paid $10. Some of the people who worked there were nice, but there was a young girl who insisted that Florida lobsters were as big as the ones from Maine (I grew up in Maine) and the only difference was that Florida lobsters come from salt water. I kid you not. Most of the other parks farther away from town charged about the same so I can't complain too much about the price, but at least give me a little more space for the money.
I needed a stopover on our way home from Destin to Houston. I read the reviews and figured for one night how bad could it be, espcecially on Thanksgiving. When I arrived, I could not believe this was the same park that was reviewed. Instead of a "typical" KOA (I was not a member but stayed in two others on this trip), I found a really nice park. The people were friendly and the sites were amazing. All brand new cement pads for a pull though with a brand new box for power, cable, and water. It had two sewers depending on where you parked. They had a new rec room which served free breakfast on the weekends. They had a nice 18 hole putting course with all the extras to make it look exciting. They not only had a pool and a separate hot tub, but a wading pool for the kids. A playground was also near by. Wi-fi was free as well as cable and worked very well. Space was bigger than many others I stayed in, and if we were not in a hurry to get home, I would have stayed another night. This was not your "typical" KOA. I joined KOA based on this location because I plan to return.
WOW!! All pavers throughout the park including the rig pad. Clean and comfortable. And only four walking blocks from Bourbon Street. My wife's favorite. Will definitely return next year. By the way, they have an electric gate and a guard all night for security. Nice touch.