This was my second stay here. Both times were very enjoyable. Yes, the spaces are tight but it has never presented a problem. The 24 hr security, friendly, helpful people makes up for it. It is very quiet at night so you can hear the breakers when the wind is right. Lots of good restaurants and shopping. Would recommend reservations as early as possible because they are always full. The TV and free Wi-Fi were great! Store and on-site restaurant were great as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
On our travels through California on of our stops was this RV Park. Helpful and friendly staff on-site and easy walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. A great family park, don't miss this one on your travels. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park has everything, and all worked great. WiFi, TV, fire pit, grass with table, store, pool. Close to the Highway, but quiet at night. Very crowded, reservations needed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a few days on recommendations of a friend who visited before but not stayed. A family friendly park with many small children zipping around the streets with little or no parental supervision. Sites are tight but angled for easy access even for large rigs, but no pull-through sites, only back-in. Sites closer to the beach access are mostly occupied by shareholders who reserve months in advance, with casual visitors placed closer to the highway or in tighter spaces at the south end. A lot of traffic moving rental and shareholder units in and out of spaces every day. Clubhouse, pool, arcade, and patio appeared very popular with the aged crowd. If you want a family friendly resort with many things for the kids, and not an actual beach, this is the place in Pismo Beach. If you want good beach access and quiet, look elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've been here several times. This was the first time with our new, bigger rig, and I was concerned about how we'd fit into what I remember as pretty tight spaces. We asked for an end space when we made reservations and were pleased to be assigned to beautiful space #279. It was perfect and we had no problems fitting our 35" RV and parking the truck. Some spaces are really tight; especially, on the south end. There are lots of kids and dogs so not a place to be if you don't like all that commotion. Restrooms were clean. Wi-Fi is excellent; Verizon cell service perfect. The park is maintained very well and routinely patrolled by security. The offer so many amenities (prepared food, groceries, coffee, firewood, tour pick-up) you don't really need to leave. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pismo Village provided many features we had not experienced in other campgrounds: an onsite cafe (serves breakfast, lunch and dinner), arcade room, mini golf, and fully stocked store. From our campsite, 73, we were able to hear the high tide of the ocean. Our space was level. The campground offers multiple gates with direct access to the beach and it is within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and Pismo Pier. We also took a 1 hour drive to Hearst Castle, and 30 min drive to Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo and Solvang. Our only complaint was that check-in is really late (4 PM), however, we arrived at 3:30 PM and had no issue. Sites within the north section are in the best part of the campground. Sites seem larger. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall, this is a great place to stay! We really enjoyed our stay here. The sites are not huge, but plenty large enough. The park is located adjacent to the beach and within an easy walk to downtown Pismo. The park has many amenities (pool, clubhouse, store, etc.). The staff is friendly and actually cares about what goes on in the park. If you want to have a wild drunken loud and obnoxious party, you do not want to come here. The 24 hr security cares about guest satisfaction, which explains why most love this park and a few hate it. The WiFi works well and they have great cable TV including local channels in HD. We have been here often and will definitely come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worst Customer Service I have encountered. I arrived early and was told that my site was full and I had to leave the park. And I was told I could not call to see if the site was vacant and had to wait till 4pm. They did not try to move me to another site. As I tried to leave I saw our site was empty and the park was one third empty. Roads are wide BUT turns are tight. You can tell by the posts they have at the turns and how scraped up they are. Wi-Fi and Cable were good. Sites are gravel. They say they are on the ocean but as you read the entire site you find there is a lagoon between you and the ocean (regulars told me it has been 10 years since they were ocean front) and it is about a mile walk to get to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was up here for a rally. They managed to cluster all of our trailers together so they backed up to each other, which was very nice! The Wi-Fi didn't work for me at all (site #330). The onsite restaurant had a good and well priced breakfast. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restrooms were very clean and well looked after. The general store was well stocked with food and gear. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent RV Park. Friendly helpful staff. We visit every year for a vintage trailer event. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate everyone. The beach is a short walk over the dune and is excellent for jogging or kite flying. We stay here whenever we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is extremely tight, all back in sites, all dirt sites with no pavement, the water when hooked up poured black for at least 5 minutes, so not sure how fit it was for consumption. The lounge was being used by a club, so locked up all day even while no one was using. Security enforces no dogs in the laundry no matter what the reason. While walking our dogs we saw much dog fieces that others did not pic up. While we traveling we stopped at this park to have some warranty work performed across the street from this park. We left the motorhome at the dealer and returned to the park and it was cold and wet, so we went into the laundry room where it was dry and warm. Then a security man asked us to leave, we explained our situation but still had to leave. I spoke with the park mgr. but he was unable to offer us any options even while the club house was empty. Totally not dog friendly or people friendly. Will not return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place, gated, security, and near the water. Big drawback is they pack you in like sardines. This park caters to trailers that they store for owners. You call and they bring your stored trailer in and park it for you. You can make it in with a big rig with tow but several areas are tight. Roads are paved, sites gravel/sand/dirt for the most part. Grass areas between site rows. Very nice facilities!! It would be very nice if they had an area for larger rigs, even if you had to pay more. FYI, If you come in early, call ahead to make sure your site is open. We didn't and had to wait a mile away in a large parking lot, our mistake. This is a very busy park. Best RV park that Pismo has to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our family's favorite RV resorts! We have stayed here multiple times and have never been disappointed. This is a large resort with a lot of activities for families. Hookups are well maintained. Sites are also very level. Easy, scenic walk or bike ride to the ocean and beach, as well as Pismo beach town shops. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first "real" outing with our travel trailer after an overnight "shakedown cruise" near our home. This place was a five-hour drive away, so we were really RVing this time! This place advertised it was "on the beach (Pacific Ocean)." I suppose technically it was, but there was a lagoon between the site and the beach. One either had to wade across or walk about 1/4 mile either way around it to the beach. The sites were pretty close to each other and it seemed crowded to us. This was our first real outing, so we didn't know what to expect and accepted a lot of things as "normal," but learned later that wasn't necessarily the case. Fortunately, we are a rather gregarious couple and seemed to fit right in to the convivial atmosphere. Plenty of trees, spots of grass and gravel sites. The streets within the park were pretty narrow and made for some difficulty maneuvering into our spot, but we wrote it off as our being "newbies." We did witness one "cornering" accident where a long trailer was backing in and caught the corner of a parked pick-up truck. We spent 4 nights and we'd go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best campgrounds in California. Extremely family oriented, in a great location, and a super clean facility. We have consistently had positive experiences every time we return. It's has become our number one favorite destination. We will be returning every chance we get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What can I say? Large sites (209). Actually some trees around for shade and ambiance. Nice restaurant, bathrooms, and general store. Great pool and staff were helpful when needed. The best WiFi I have ever had (speed test at about 5Mbps). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice camp overall. The spaces we a little small, but we managed to have 4 bikes, a Suzuki Samurai and a 2500 long bed truck on site with our 26' trailer. It is a good location for going into the town or a walk to the beach. It was smoky at nights since each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Our kids enjoyed the pool and arcade. The store was well stocked and reasonably overpriced for a camp store. We were in space 5x and would return another visit. Tents were allowed during the day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first and last visit to this campground. We requested a range of 10 sites and got none of them. We were actually assigned a site on the middle of the park right next to the entrance and had to listen to noisy pick-up trucks come and go day and night. The site size was minimal with barely enough space to hook-up and put up our awning and single slide out, it was also short as we were on the grass just to get the front off the road. Getting around the park with your coach is not the easiest as a lot of the campers have trucks and a 2nd car which stuck out onto the interior roads. The park does little to manage this situation. They park has a rule about large and aggressive which we found the do not follow as we were attacked by a pit-bull, which the parks seemed to do nothing about when advised. When they mention family friendly on their web site they don't mention how friendly; that place is loaded with kids tearing around on bikes and skate boards. Which is OK if you are a family and good for the kids, but a little disturbing to the older set. The bathrooms were small but clean. The front gate crew were friendly and ready to answer any question. The on-site restaurant was sub-par at best. Their clam chowder seemed freshly made but was tasteless, fish & chips were straight out of the freezer bag. They list there burgers as 1/3lb but seemed a bit small to me. The store is well stocked with a little bit of everything and friendly staff. The miniature golf is hidden in the back and in poor condition. The Clubhouse is a large room with a small lending library, Ping-Pong tables, and little else. The pool was large enough and looked to be well cared for. It was well-used by the kids. As was the nice laundry facility. My conclusion: for couples or older set it’s a bit too noisy and busy, for families or groups it would be a great place, the restaurant should take a big miss, cramped spaces (web photos are deceptive) We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is sparkling clean and neat as a pin! Easy access to the site on well maintained paved roads. Excellently placed electricity, water, and sewer hookups. From our RV, we had a view of the sun setting over the ocean and enjoyed lovely walks along the Pismo Creek and into town for dinner. This park is a bit pricey for our normal tastes, but it's nice that sometimes you do get what you pay for. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. SUPER clean, walk to town and beach. Lots to do. Grounds are immaculate and they allow fires in your site. Sights are a little tight. Very family oriented. Easy to park large Class A. Nice level spots. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Giant park - very busy. Sites back up to each other, so you have 4 backyard neighbors with fire pits, unless you get on an outer perimeter site. Small sites. Everything else was above par - other than that packed-in feeling. Has a great pool, store, and laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great RV park. The sites are a bit close, but the location, facility, and staff are superb. My only concern was that on many of the sites, the campfire ring is too close to the adjacent site, and if someone were to create a large blaze (like with fire starter) they could damage the adjacent unit. Moving them 2 feet further away would solve it. (See 160-161) We are definitely coming back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very over crowded, lots of noise from kids. Police had to come and and arrest a bunch of mouthy teens. What a lack of security here. Now I know why I like +55 RV parks. Small sites don't even have room to set up a lawn chair. Bad access to the beach, best to drive your car a mile away. Fire pits are too close to your RV. As soon as I get my RV fixed, I`m out of this place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location great. Short walk to ocean and town of Pismo beach. I'm not sure it would be so enjoyable on a busy summer weekend. Well maintained and a great free Wi-Fi system. Lots of channels on cable. Bathrooms were "California clean." I'm a native Californian who has traveled extensively throughout U.S., and standards of cleanliness in almost everywhere else is much higher. Grout on floors dirty and I realized the little white tiles on the floor made it look like tissues were there I thought. Sites close to each other, but the park has lots to offer. Restaurant closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so we didn't get to try it although it would have been convenient for us to use. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very tightly packed RV campground. All sites are tiny. If you like to step out your door and be 2 ft from your neighbors rig, then this is the place for you. It is even tighter than a drive in theater. Lovely grounds and well kept, but under construction, crowded, noisy, millions of kids roaming everywhere, zero privacy, left 2 days early, won't return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice spot for location to town but you really can't get to the ocean without driving a few miles. It's on a "lagoon" that blocks you from access. Pretty tight spots, but grass behind the rows was nice. The facilities are excellent. Nice store, very good large laundry, $1.50 wash, $1.25 dry. Gated access 24/7. Lots of kids on the weekend, and they were all happy so it must be kid friendly. An FYI: Rosa's Italian Restaurant is about 2 miles away with EXCELLENT food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stopped at this RV park/resort for 4 nights, while returning from Orange County, California, towards Washington State, during record November heat for SoCal. While the rest of SoCal was in the 90's, temperatures at this park were at most in the high 70's. It was pleasant. Park is very pet-friendly and definitely a destination-type resort. My dog and I enjoyed our stay until the last night. Everything you need is right at the resort. And, a 5 minute walk and you're in the downtown Pismo Beach with the many restaurants, bars, and beach shops. Office and maintenance staff appear to do a good job caring for park although I found the restrooms and showers to be far from clean. I did not like my site assignment which was at the far north end of the park where sites are bunched closer together unlike many other speciously long and wide big-rig sites. I believe I was assigned a less desired site, because I am not a "shareholder" in the park and because I have a smaller RV and no tow vehicle. On my last night, I had a 30 foot toy-hauler trailer parked, in the adjacent site #339, a mere 3 feet from my extended awning and 6 feet from the right-front fender of my motorhome. I asked for a different site, but the sites I asked for were either being saved or unavailable although I noted those same sites remained vacant throughout my midweek stay. I will return and stay in this park only if assigned to one of the larger and wider sites. Buyer beware! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is extremely well located. It is a short walk to the quaint downtown of Pismo Beach. It is also right behind the dunes on a beautiful sandy beach and sides to a waterfront lagoon. The park has good level sites (gravel/sand), nice paved roads, and very well maintained facilities. The pool is large and welcoming. The RV park store is well stocked and reasonably priced. The food at the park cafe is delicious (catered by a local restaurant). The laundry room is clean and is reasonably priced. Sites on the north end of the park are more generous than those on the south. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with lots of amenities. It is bordered by dunes and Pismo Creek, highlighting its great location. Friendly staff run this well groomed, family friendly park. The free Wi-Fi was adequate. Sites are narrow, giving it a crowded feel. Our site lacked 50 amp service and was not very level. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best RV park in California for my money. We have stayed here for years and it gets better every time. Cool and clean you feel safe and protected staff is great and always friendly. We will be back in November for another stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well-run RV park. Lots of activities especially for children. Wi-Fi worked great for us. It was very busy when we stayed. And very crowded. Some sites are larger than others. Ours was very small. Great location. I would probably not stay here again in summer months. Too busy for us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love this place. Close to downtown/pier area (nice walk), clean site, and just a walk over a dune where you are on the beach. There is food on site if you don't want to cook. Store is great and kids love the pool and arcade. Showers are clean and us girls use them instead of our fifth-wheel because our shower is so small. Wood delivery to your campsite. You can even have your propane bottles picked up, filled, and dropped off. If you have an RV issue La Mesa RV is right across the street and can send someone over. We had our awning replaced at our camp site over Spring Break. We stay once a year; however, this year we stayed twice. It's a trip we all look forward to. It would be nice to get the dog off a leash when we are there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a clean, well-run, large, commercial park right on the ocean. Because of the meanderings of a tidal creek, some times the ocean is a short hike away, but very accessible. We have stayed there several times and will return. Two complaints however: despite the park having numerous Wi-Fi towers, we could not get any reception on a July night when the park is full. Also, sites are a little close, and neighbors sat by their fire (which was 5 feet from our bed) and chatted well into the night. Security didn't enforce quiet hours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big RV resort. 400 sites. No problem. 400 fire rings in use at the same time. BIG PROBLEM. Believe it that even on the beach the amount of smoke is terrible. Fire pits are close to your RV. Site are small. Beach access is blocked by a swamp which you must walk around to get to the beach. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean, but darn tight. Getting into most spaces (no pull throughs) with big motor homes isn't too bad but does require attention to detail. The beach access isn't too bad at the north end of the campground. You do have to leave the campground for the city street and then back to the beach, but at a casual walk it's 5 minutes. However, with the sites close together and tons of kids around, with many sites having a kid's tent, it's very noisy outside the quiet hours. Don't plan on getting to sleep before 10:00 pm unless you are a sound sleeper. Overall, if there's nowhere else available it's an okay park, but it's nothing special and I'd look at some of the very nearby alternatives outside the summer season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This could be a good location if not for the fact that there are too many RV sites. This place is way too crowed. Trucks parked in the road because there is not enough space between the RVs. Constant traffic of RVs being moved in by RV moving company. The beach is not easily accessible. You have to walk around a lagoon the get to the beach. Not easy with kids or for elderly. Save yourself a trip if planning a family vacation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Attractive park with all the services. A real resort feel. Covered, glassed-in observation decks. Sites level, but some were not that large. A lagoon separates the park from the beach, so you have to exit the park to access the beach, but it is very close. Also close to the pier and Pismo Beach's charming strip of shops and restaurants (Line up withe locals at Splash Café for chowder.). I would give it a 10 except for 2 things: (1) Despite multiple hotspots, Internet signal is inconsistent, and you are frequently dropped. (2). The pool is too small for number of campers. There is a laps-only time from 8-10 a.m, if you miss that, forget about getting in the pool. It is monopolized by kids, playing volleyball, etc. No room for adults to cool off. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Nice park, very clean, modern, and geared towards families. Several problems with their Internet Wi-Fi, but otherwise great park. Remember if you have a big rig (40' or more) and your towing four down, this is a tight place to get into. The surrounding streets leading in from the 101 North are narrow too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is an annual trip for us! The park is clean and has all of the amenities that any RVer could want including store, laundry and heated pool. Very pet friendly as well. It's an easy walk to downtown Pismo with its shops, restaurants and pier. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was nice. This is a Family oriented campground. The people were friendly, The park was clean. No pull through sites. Not a problem though. The roads were wide enough to navigate your RV safely into your site. The park was filled with the sounds of laughter, and fires crackling until 10 pm. It got pretty quiet quickly. Very nice park. We will Stay Here Again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love, love, love, this RV Park: from the friendly accommodating staff, the proximity to the beautiful Pacific beach and ocean, the cleanliness of the RV Park, the cleanliness of the showers and bathrooms, the overall ambiance of park with its well manicured, wind swept pine trees and lawn areas; the well stocked RV Park store; this park really has it all and then some. Oceano State beach is just a wink away down the road, and there you can rent 4x4 quads and ride the sand dunes and you can walk from the RV Park to downtown Pismo itself. We love it so much that we hold our Annual West Coast Rally for our Rainbow RV Group for the past 11 years. Its our club's preferred RV Park of the whole entire state of California. It truly is a Gem of a Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was surprised at the high reviews given to this "resort". This is the first time we stayed here and probably the last. Very cramped spaces for the premium price paid. Cable TV signal very snowy. Lots of people who stay up late and apparently do not know how to quiet down in the evenings. Internet was so slow, it was actually unusable. I just don't get the draw to this place. To each his own. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a big Oceanside RV park with many seasonal "full timers" and we stayed only the night, so we did not avail ourselves of the pool et al. It certainly is the place to stay in Pismo Beach. We only had two major complaints: awful WiFi and the propane filling station in the park is VERY difficult to get to if you are in a larger RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really liked this place. Very dog friendly. Easy walk to sandy beach also dog friendly. Would have rated it excellent but the streets and sites need more small gravel to help with the dust and mud puddles when it rains. Restaurant is closed. Easy bike ride to town restaurants. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was clean, but the sites were a bit muddy. They could use a little gravel on the site. There was a picnic table and fire ring at each site, which was very nice. There was grass and trees at the sites, which makes it nice, instead of some places that are " parking lots" with hookups. There is also a store and a nice gazebo, for a great ocean view, as it was close to the ocean. The easiest way to get to the ocean, is to walk through the State Park next to us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This may be the best park we have stayed in. The sites are wide, with plenty of room for our 35' Class A. The cable TV and wi-fi are good. Access from Hwy 101 was easy, following the instructions provided by the park. The park store is the best equipped I have seen. The park faces Pismo Creek which runs between the park and the ocean beach, and there are shelters to watch the sunset. Close enough to the main street and pier to walk. We were only here for 2 nights, and I wish we could have stayed longer. It is the quietest park we been in - no noise from planes, trains, or automobiles! There is some site renovation work going on, but there was no inconvenience while we were here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown 4 nights for 3 non prime time. Site sand back-in and not level. Good cable TV. Wi-Fi strong signal, but bandwidth not always good enough for Skype. Fairly large and clean laundry. Clubhouse has 80 inch big screen TV which made the Superbowl look quite impressive. Good access to the beach and walking distance to downtown. Word of caution. Some construction between sites 51-96 for upgrades until the end of March. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the week of Thanksgiving. This is our 3rd visit to the park, 2nd this year and we absolutely love it. We arrived in a down-pour but luckily our site drained quickly, which I cannot say for a lot of the other sites. That is really the only bummer, the sites are crushed rock, some more than others. The staff enforced the 10 p.m. quiet time since we had some potty-mouthed neighbors that was greatly appreciated. Love this place and will be back again. If you like chowder, go check out Splash Cafe in town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first RV experience. Stayed in a friend’s travel trailer she keeps stored on location. Staff was very friendly and had no noise issues. We lucked out and got a “creek side” location at the north end. Our dog enjoyed all the walking: especially her time on the beach. Will definitely go back now that we’ve been bitten and got our own TT. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As earlier folks reviewed, this is a large park and very busy. Yes, we ended up close to the main road and its busy in the day, but surprisingly it is quiet at night. This park looses points to me since its advertised as dog friendly yet there is no where to walk a large dog. California is strict on dogs off leash $145 fine, so most of us with large dogs are sneaking around in the dark on the beach. There is a dog park Elm street Park not too far away via car. The site we were on #104, was far from level, I had to get all my boards out etc., to get me close to level. Sites are narrow and not impressed by the next sites firepit under my window. The night he used it, my RV filled up with his smoke. Some sites on the other side are very nice and more spacious. You are paying for convenience of being on the beach side and close to town. If you can dry camp, the state park next door is real nice, we went for nice walks through this park and they have better beach access. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you're looking for a clean well kept RV park near the beach, this is your place. If you are looking for any room to stretch out or the ability to sleep in, not so much. The sites are REALLY close together and there are 400 of them so you have a lot of neighbors. They are very proud of the grass strip in between the rows spending a few hours one of the mornings we were there (starting at 8AM) weed whacking and mowing. You have to sign a form promising not to put jacks down on the grass when you check in and they water it every morning. The other weirdness was the pool. The surface was covered, COVERED, with little black bugs. I don't know what they were but we didn't swim. The staff was very friendly and helpful (even backed in the trailer for me) and, as I said, it was a clean, secure place close to the beach. We might stay here again but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
PCV RV Resort had everything we were looking for. It was close to the water, beaches, downtown, restaurants and had full hookups, a nice store, a large pool and a laundry! The sites were large with plenty of room to park our 33' motorhome and jeep and still have space to set out chairs around the campfire. The spaces are dirt and there is a nice greenbelt of grass between the rows. The staff was very helpful and friendly. You can't actually reserve your site because the "shareholders" have first choice, but the staff did everything they could to put us into a site that we were happy with. The only "bad" spaces were the ones at the south end that were right next to the busy roadway. We would highly recommend this park to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Pismo Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We’ve been visiting this wonderful park regularly since 1987 – we’re not shareholders…sure wish we were! Everything is right about this park, the location, the “feel”, the people working there…everything. It’s the one vacation my husband and I take each year in which we do not invite friends or family to go along…it’s OUR place. Reservations are accepted 6 months out for the month you wish to arrive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located next to the beach but no beach access. Walk to downtown. Sites are nice and clean (dust though) but no privacy between neighbors and not too many trees. All amenities you could ever want. Very family friendly and staff was friendly too. Quite expensive as no access to beach but lots of amenities, including a nice pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is one of the nicest I've ever stayed at. Nice, big sites, clean restrooms, walk to downtown and beach. It also has a swimming pool, arcade, mini golf course and 3 playgrounds which is great for the kids! Each site has a Fire Ring, but no BBQ. Only downside is you can't reserve a specific site, but they will do their best to accommodate you if you come with other people. They will put you together, which is nice. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our 5th year staying here during the Easter week break with our family. The staff has always been very nice and courteous. The park is very well maintained, the bathrooms are extremely clean. It has a well stocked general store and they offer several activities like swimming, ping pong, basketball, arcades, mini-golf to name a few. We had very good Wi-Fi reception from our spot and they do have multiple Wi-Fi "hot spots" throughout the park. The park is in the perfect location with the pier shops and the beach just a short walk away. Without a doubt a great place to stay and play. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No separation between sites so the neighbor's fire in their pit was very close to our vehicle. Pet friendly as their were doggie bag dispensers at the end of every lane. Great sunsets just over the dunes and a nice beach to walk. Park is close enough to walk to town which is "old beach town with walking pier." Excellent Wi-Fi. The Monarch butterflies return in winter so we too hope to return with the butterflies! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. The park is in a great location, close to downtown with lots of stores and restaurants. The property is right on the beach within a 10 min walk. There is a general store, pool and game room for the kids. The park is very clean and the staff accommodating. The only real downside is the spacing between site (thus 3 stars). The sites sit right on top of each other, side by side. There are like 400 spaces like this so, if like more than just 5ft of space on either side of your rig for privacy, this is not the place for you. Outside of limited space, we enjoyed the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park on the central coast. The park has large spots some with ocean view. It's very hard to get those spots, but make the effort because they are worth it. I have stayed at other parks in Pismo Beach and this one is the best. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the first time we've stayed here. We chose it because of other reviews on this site. This truly is an RV resort. Even though it's very large, it doesn't feel like you're parked in a warehouse. There is plenty of room at each space, with a large, clean fire pit and a picnic table. There is at least some well tended grass at each space. The bathrooms and grounds were very clean and well tended. We didn't use the pool or the restaurant, but they both looked good. There's a small playground for the kids, which is in good shape. Dear to my heart, the resort is VERY pet friendly. Dogs on leashes are allowed almost everywhere. There are many stations with dog pick-up bags around the area with many convenient garbage cans. Because of this, there is no excrement on the grass or in the bushes around the resort. The resort is right on the beach. (Leashed dogs allowed.) The pier and downtown Pismo are within a 15 minute walk. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great RV Park. We stayed a week and really enjoyed our time here. Staff is very friendly and helpful and facilities are nice and clean. Very close to good shopping and dining. We will definitely stay here again when in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained campground. Beach is on state land and not well maintained. You can walk to town and shops. All sites back-in, some larger than others. Rate is midweek off season special. All utilities worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just love this park. We stayed here last July and wanted to return during the kids spring break. It did not disappoint even with the construction going on at the park. There is a lot to do and see around the Pismo area. Great atmosphere, lots to do there, and planning another return trip ASAP. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just got back from a great stay at Pismo Beach. It's been awhile since we were at the PCV and the place looks great. They are always making improvements to the campground, which is great since they charge a little more to stay there. My kids and I love the fact that everything is within walking distance from the park. The beach is beautiful and there's lots of great places to eat at in town when you don't feel like grilling anything. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It doesn't get any better. I visited all of the parks in the area (on my bike) and nothing compared to the beauty, privacy and view that we had (parked near the gazebo). The staff were unbelievably hard-working and anticipated our every need. We were given a list of fun places to visit and great places to eat, and told how to get there. The on-site store and activities makes it so you don't have to drive. My walk on the beach was memorable, and the state park is right next door, if you need even more beach trails and views. This is our dream resort, at a price we could afford. We are grateful to the owners and staff. It couldn't be cleaner or more beautifully landscaped, which gives you notice you are on vacation! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park to camp! Super friendly staff, plenty of grass and shade trees. Staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs. This was our second trip to this park, and we will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Within walking distance to numerous restaurants and groceries. A short distance to the Monarch Butterflies. Great beach walking; dogs welcomed on leash with waste pick-up. The park has been completely re-done to accommodate big-rigs. More room at individual sites. They were very helpful to RVer’s who had trouble connecting to their free internet. We loved it; well worth the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our all-time favorite parks. We go here almost every year, and each time we wish we could extend our stay a few more days. The fire rings are cleaned daily, the bathrooms are always spotless, and the town square is a great place to hang out. The kids love riding their bikes around the campground, and the pool is always a heated and clean. I've been going to Pismo Coast Village since I was a kid (with my own parents), and now I enjoy taking my family here as well. It books up 6-months in advance during the summer, so plan ahead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped there in the midst of the rain deluge that struck southern California. They were helpful in escorting us to the site. Office staff provided ideas on great places to eat with views and how to avoid the flooded areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are new to RVing, so when we read all the wonderful reviews of PCV, we were very excited. Our excitement was short lived however, when they put us in the last row (Sites 360+) which we understand used to be the tent area. There is a MAJOR difference in sites within the park, both in size and in overall niceness. Our site was so cramped, we put the picnic table over the top of the fire ring just to make room for two camp chairs. Even with that, we were sitting right next to the front bumper of our truck.The site was so narrow that one has to choose between dropping your awning or parking your vehicle as you can't do both. If it's possible to have them guarantee a specific spot when a reservation is made, which they did not for us, we might go back. Otherwise, the chance of being crammed in like sardines is not an option. Other than our less than acceptable site, the park is nice, the facilities are top-notch. Access to the beach is one if the their best features. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good points. Wi Fi was good and pool and spa were clean. Shaded site with all paved roads and sites with grass sections. Secure entrance. Close to beaches and restaurants. Bad points. Fairly tight to get our 40 footer in and parked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean campground. Well organized. We just didn't like the big smoking fire pits on every site. We had to keep our motorhome closed so it doesn't get smoked. We really liked the beach. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although the sites are not overly large, they are nice. The facilities are always clean and they have a beautiful pool and friendly service. Easy access to the beach and a short walk to the pier and town make this a great place to stay. We were very happy with the accommodations and will definitely return in the near future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large park within walking distance of the beach and downtown. The drive on beach is only approx 2 miles down the road. Park has full hook-ups cable and Wi-Fi. This is a very busy park but great location. One thing that we have found out with some parks that are real popular and always full is that you don't always get the nice friendly service, they know they will be booked and don't care. NOT HERE. The staff here is great and they are very well organized. Beautiful park. The only reason I did not give it a 10 was that even though the Wi-Fi is free, it is in poor shape. Hard to get on and then when you do, you can't stay on. I know some of you think that is not important on vacation, but we travel a lot and Wi-Fi is very important for my husband to keep in touch with our business. Will stay again for sure. Keep up the good work PCV! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park! We will be staying here again very soon. We moved here from another RV park across the street, where we were very disappointed. PCV has everything you would need: spacious sites, clean bathrooms and showers. A pool, store, games and easy walk to the beach. My girls enjoyed it very much and didn't want to leave. My husband and I wished we had been able to get in here our two previous nights. We cannot wait until we can go back and we will probably make PCV an annual trip. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV park has 400+ spaces. The facility was very clean and the staff was very friendly. As many sites the park has, the guests made sure their pets and/or music was quiet by 10:00 pm. The RV park had 2 private entrances to the beach. Walking distance to the heart of Pismo Beach. Drove by couple of other RV parks and they didn't look as nice as Pismo Coast Village. Recommend the facility to anyone and we plan to return next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are new to the RV world and having camped at a few different places, we are getting to know what we like and dislike. Pismo Coast is definitely on top of our short list. Very family friendly, great location, can walk to the beach, drive to nearby Oceano Dunes, ride bikes to the pier, etc. Great atmosphere, had very friendly neighbors, quiet-time enforced, good staff. The only minor down-side is the crushed rock sites that made for a lot of sweeping, but no big deal. Very busy park with a lot of rigs coming and going but to be expected from such a wonderful park. Overall, very pleased and will definitely return asap. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been to this park a few times. It is our favorite place to go. The ocean is just over the bluff and it is great. Town is right over the little walking bridge. The park is big and beautiful. It can be pretty full at times. Totally worth it though. We BBQ some nights while here but one special thing for us is the restaurant/cafe will BBQ for you. We preorder it, and give them a time for pick up and it is ready. Sooooooo good. Only on certain days of the week though. YUMYUM ! There are firepits at all spots. Some grass and trees close to all spots. There is crushed rock on the ground but WHO CARES! Your at the ocean in Pismo Beach, right in town. We will come back here again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well managed park with every facility and very clean. Plenty of supervision and spotlessly clean showers and toilets. Our dislike was the lack of privacy in the small sites and the constant coming and going of trailers which the resort stored. Very busy with lots of kids. WiFi was useless. Had to get the office staff to redirect the IP address and even then it was painfully slow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location and a clean campground. Price is very high. It's very busy with rigs coming and going all day. Sites are tight. Has very strict rules. One cannot keep quads and non-RV trailers in the park. Those must be kept off site with additional fees on top of the already high fees. WiFi is really crummy, almost impossible to use, very frustrating and we finally gave up. If you don't mind a campground with A Lot of kids, then you would enjoy it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Took advantage of their early May pre-season special: pay 3 days and get the 4th free for full hook-ups 50amps. Has satellite friendly sites, good power, water and Verizon cell and aircard access with no drama. What a deliciously cool location, with easy access from old highway 1 or off 101 through the town of Pismo. Probably the most classy resort in the greater area, high standards with ownership shares. Very professional and friendly front desk team. Gated resort with spotless laundry, bathrooms, showers. Has meeting rooms, cafe, a mini-store with robust selection of gifts, wines, t-shirts, RV supplies and groceries. Solid surface sites, grassy lawns, mature trees and shrubs. Easy walk over the dune/berm to the famous Pismo Beach where one can literally walk for miles soaking up the Pacific Ocean. This entire coastline gets jammed during hot California summers. Reservations are needed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We were fortunate to enjoy this fine park before the summer crush of humanity. The sites include a table and fire ring, but are just too close for all the paraphenalia that most folks want to enjoy when camping. We are so over the fire at each site thing when parked so close to each other! Recommend replacing individual fire rings with a dozen COMMUNITY fire sites scattered strategically about. Would foster better RV camper relations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay at this park every year for a vintage trailer rally. So, the rate we pay nightly reflects a group rate. We can't say enough good things about this park. We like it so much we come early so we can make the weekend rally into a week! The bathrooms are new and clean. The park staff friendly and helpful. The group gathering areas, restaurant and store are all excellent. The ocean is only just over the sand dune and you can walk to town along the ocean shores if you are feeling like a good hike. Our only complaint is that it is a little cold and windy in May, but we still have snow on the ground where we are from so just bring a jacket and trail along to Pismo! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have a 37' Travel Trailer and a 22' truck, they booked us for a 40' space which required a lot of maneuvering to get in and out of due to tail swing and folks parking on the narrow streets. You must have spotters, best to have a couple. My main gripe is the narrow streets and the posts they have planted in the ground at every turn to prevent folks from rolling over the grass. One of these was hidden behind a large tree and therefor not at all necessary. It was low so as to be out of sight while we watched the tree, it caught the steps and blew a tire costing us over $1K to repair. I would avoid this park again for that reason alone as these posts are obviously hit often and merely costly accidents waiting to happen; if our damages are any example it is not worth it to stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Took the kids to this RV resort over spring break. This place was great! The resort was extremely clean, the bathrooms were emasculate and the place was packed. The beach was literally a walk away, the pool was clean and heated. The store was fantastic and had a lot of RV equipment which we needed as we had a sewer hose mishap. Resort was close to the pier and downtown old Pismo beach. Lots of dogs, little play parks all over for the kids! Will definitely go back, one of the best parks I've seen! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nightly rate is approximate. Loved this campground!! It's great for families, and within walking distance to the charming town of Pismo Beach. Nicely maintained campground, a bit pricey though. Has great beach access, a nice pool and playground areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are a little close together. On arrival, my neighbor had his truck parked in my space. Had to wait 15 minutes for him to show up. Came back from a hike and a guy two spaces down decided to park his truck in my space next to my motorhome. What's up with that? He had space at his site. Nice well kept campground. Very close to many restaurants and other activities. Nice little restaurant at the campground with good food and friendly staff. The staff here was very good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park. All of the facilities were very clean. We enjoyed the soft serve ice cream every evening. We were here during spring break which meant lots of kids and more noise than I like. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was excellent, security was good, location was fantastic. We were right on the water, just the sand dunes away from the Pacific. Sites were large and level, all back in, but easy as so big. Miles of endless beach to walk on and Pismo Beach Pier was a short jaunt away where you could fish off the end or just sit and listen to the ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Having stayed here many times over the years, I can reliably say the newly expanded sites at the park's south end have eased the RV proximity issues encountered in the north portion. Groundskeepers are quick to spruce up vacated sites, and the security staff keeps a close eye on the RV park at all times. In a previous review I had complained about their check-in time and affability issues of the check-in staff. Such was not the case on this occasion. Trailers to be stored in an off-site location were quickly moved out. Seemingly the only amenity missing from this "resort" would be a hot tub/spa often found at other high end RV parks. Beach access is very good. All in all, this is a very enjoyable RV park and should rate highly on anyone's list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great place to stay. Located close to the beach and Oceano Dunes. Park has friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, well-maintained park. Wide, easy to back into sites. Beach access directly from the park. Although we did not swim in the pool, it was obviously heated as a number of guests were spending a lot of time in the pool even on a cold, February day. A small mini-golf area is available (for an extra fee), as well as ping-pong, a full basketball court, and horseshoes (the latter three all free with ID). The restrooms/shower facilities were spic and span and only available for guests with the temporary access code. The Wi-Fi was exceptional -- I normally use a broadband air card for access when traveling but did not find the need here - the signal was strong and the access and download speed fast. Although I personally prefer camping in spots with more privacy and space between sites, this park does not feel as crowded (like you're right on top of your neighbor) as other similar parks. I attribute this "feeling" to way the park is designed and maintained. This was a nice stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came by this campsite after a terrible experience at at site in Avila. The people at Pismo Coast Village are WONDERFUL! Our site was maybe 50 feet from the beach. The atmosphere at this campsite is awesome. The Employees at the site were so nice and helpful. We will be camping here for many years to come. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very great first impression as check-in was quick, informative and the young lady was very friendly. Our site was large enough so we didn't have to unhook and easy to get into as the streets are wide. The store is well stocked and they have rugs a lot cheaper than the same ones at CW. Clean laundry room, arcade and a small grill. They also have rental bikes and surreys. The Wi-Fi was great and free. Great experience. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, we were hear before Christmas so the park was only about 1/2 full. Got a nice spot near the lagoon area. Some of the roads are a bit narrow, but we did not have any problems, just needed to be careful. The park is blocks away from Downtown Pismo, and easy access to the beach areas. It is well maintained and pretty quiet. The only issue we had was with a group next to us that were part of the timeshare program (they keep and park your trailer for you), these folks figured that they did not need to be courteous and thought they had more rights to the park than everyone else (including packing and leaving at 4am). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped here 2 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. The place was packed but everyone was in the party spirit and very nice. Very family oriented, good security and service. The place is kept in excellent order and very clean. Lots of play areas for kids with a state park right next door. Beach access, too. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love these reviews. (That's sarcasm.) Everybody finds something to bitch about no matter what kind of good time they had. No place is PERFECT, friends. This place is pretty close to it. If you can't BACK IN, don't come here. If you don't like the fact that not every single space has a lawn, request one or don't come here. If you can't stand the possibility that you will be assigned a spot near the highway, sell your RV and book hotels. Good grief. This place is wonderful. Best location on the Central Coast, wonderfully friendly and friendly staff; walk to the beach and your dog is allowed to go with you (on a leash, of course.) Love it or stay home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This four day stay represents a return visit. Unfortunately we were crammed against a perimeter fence in a slot with very little room. We had to park our truck within inches of our entry step. The RV park was full thus crowded. Cable TV reception adequate and barely satisfactory. Rest rooms and showers clean considering the intense traffic by campers. Beach walks a plus. Other amenities very acceptable. Town has many restaurants and within an easy walk. Lots of noise but lots of kiddies and young families. Fire rings a risk: too close to the units. Overall, campground best suited for young families with children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The positives: The park is very clean, well maintained, organized and pretty. There is an onsite market and security patrol. The negatives: The park is very commercialized, sites are very close together, like sardines. View sites are at a minimum. Reservations are non site-specific. You can request a certain site, but that's just wishful thinking. The park is also very crowded. For big rigs, your backing skills must be above average. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some spots are a little tight and close together, but worth it due to proximity to beach and city. Excellent family park with lots to do. Excellent market with all you need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This resort has it all. Incredible location on the beach, lots of trees and grass, pool, fire rings, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and good 24-hour security. Bring your bicycles as it is a lovely ride around the Pismo pier and waterfront. Also great walking paths. Some sites here are better than others, but none of them are bad. Sometimes hard to get reservations, especially in the summer, but worth the wait in our opinion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a very clean park with nice shade trees on almost every site. We had a large end site which worked very well with our two medium-to-large size dogs. There is easy access to the beach over the sand dunes which was great for the dogs and kite flying. Also, it is an easy walk to a fun downtown. The Park would be perfect if it had an enclosed dog run and a playground for the kids. Some pricing is a mystery - $3.49 per person to play (very) miniature golf but shuffleboard and equipment is free. The WiFi signal is OK but slow running. This was our second stay here and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this campground. They have an awesome general store and lots of kids activities. You are allowed to bring your leashed dog on the beach which is a plus. Because we were originally put in a tiny spot next to the loud Hwy, we probably won't go back. We got very lucky to get moved to a spot near the water but that was an anomaly. Apparently lots of people don't mind though. The staff was very kind in helping us move to a more desirable spot, but it just seemed like such a hassle. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Torn on this park. We've been there twice now. Sites are very tight, most are just gravel with no green and only a picnic table and fire ring. There's barely enough room to put out your awning which touches your neighbor. But at the same time everything is clean and well maintained, security is ever-present, and your neighbors are friendly and usually respectful of your privacy. There's a pool, bike rentals, laundry, clean bathrooms, shop, you're right off the beach and a short walk into Pismo, a funky beach front town. This is not nature, and it's not "getting away from it all," but we'll definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As close to the beach as you can get, plus walking distance to town. Sites are very level, end sites are the best if you can get one. Sites are pretty close together so being friendly and quiet is important. The north side is nicer than the south side. The campground is very professionally run and maintained. Worth the price and wait to get in. Summer weekends book early but they keep a wait list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is all about location. Just steps from the beach and a few more steps to "town". Security is ever present, which is appreciated. Sites are a tad tight. We had to back as far in as we could go so our 20-ft sewer hose would fit. Our neighbor's fire ring was just off the back corner of our rig. Normally, we'd probably give this place an 8 or a 9. But, this week the swimming pool was still being repaired and did not open as anticipated. Also, landscapers were planting a few dozen palm trees. Between the generator at the pool and the heavy equipment planting trees, this is the noisiest park we've ever been in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park which is convenient to the beach and shopping. The first site we were assigned was a little tight due to a tree behind us, so our request for a different site was accommodated cheerfully. Sites are level gravel with some shaded. Nice concrete fire rings and picnic tables. Park had good security and lots of things for adults and kids to do. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. What I like best about this park is being able to ride my bike right to the shops & restaurants. No need to get back in the car once you're parked here. Walks on the beach are a great way to start the day. Lots of security here. Everyone seems very happy here, other campers are laid back and friendly. The electric and sewer seem far apart and could use updating. My site was pretty well flooded when I arrived but one call and a group of employees took care of it beyond my expectations. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Like many others have said this place has the location. Sites can be a bit cramped. Every time we have stayed here we have had a great time. Very easy walk to town. The on-site restaurant makes excellent Fish & Chips. Resort staff is very friendly & helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here with four small children. The park was clean and well maintained, but the spots were dirt, not paved. There are no pull-throughs, so you have to back in. There was plenty of room for our 36' motorhome and toad. The only negative was the group of people behind us were extremely loud, and we called security twice the first night and then once again the second night. They finally quieted down, but it was well after 11:00 P.M. You do hear some road noise at night, but not too bad. You can have campfires in the fire pit, which a lot of people took advantage of. The best thing about this campground is the location. You can walk right to the beach, pier and local shops. We will return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park offered many amenities, nearly all at extra charges. Lovely park and nice employees. My problem with this park is that it has "shareholders", RVers that buy or rent spaces at a discounted rate. It appeared to me by seeing a few situations that the park caters to these shareholders. The park seems easygoing until a shareholder has an issue and then security comes knocking on your door or management leaves a note on your rig. I saw a few disgruntled campers the week I was there. I appreciate rules and pride in your park but treating guests like they are the Beverly Hillbillies is a bit of a thrill kill. Personally, I prefer a bit more of a laid back environment without on again-off again "rules" that appear to be dependent on moods. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown is stay four nights and pay for three discount during non prime time Winter. The site was level. There is a great view of sunset over the dunes. The electrical post cover needed replacing. The cable TV 35 channel lineup. The WIFI is free, but had to sign on through the park every time the computer was turned on. The Park is next to the beach and only blocks from downtown and the butterfly grove at adjacent state park. There are mature trees and excellent landscaping. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place to get away with the family. Walking distance to shopping and the beach. The kids kept busy the entire time with all the activities. Golf,Bike Riding,Ping Pong, Arcade,Heated Pool. Friendly staff and everything was very clean. We will be back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pismo Coast Village is an iconic RV park in beautiful Pismo Beach; however, there are some chinks in the resort's armor. One particular area of concern is the fact that check-in time is not until 4PM. If you arrive before that rather ridiculous time slot, you run the risk of being shunted off to an "off facility" location to await the removal of an RV from a supposedly reserved site. When my wife and I arrived after a four hour drive, did we want to hear that we'd have to leave Pismo Coast Village to wait on the busy frontage street for an indeterminate length of time for the staff to remove a storage trailer? Unless you persist and ask for an alternate site, you feel like you've been banished like a malevolent child. To the credit of the PCV staff, though, they did provide the alternate site, but it was not without some strained moments. On the positive side, PCV maintains its grounds in an exemplary fashion. RV spots are wide and can accommodate the largest of RVs. On a positive and subtle note, the people who frequent PCV are usually upscale, savvy RVers who make for usually interesting neighbors. The cost to stay at Pismo Coast Village is still reasonable in comparison to other central California coastal properties. Making a reservation is very easy via the PCV's web site or by telephone. While staying in the Pismo Beach area is always enjoyable, the hierarchy at PCV needs to rethink their check-in time and how the support staff deals with arriving customers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here for last 3 years, and each has been exceptional. The staff is wonderful..even commiserating when I dented my motorhome the first year (a novice then). It is easy walking distance to town and great access to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV park. We booked last minute and got one of the very few spots with dirt/gravel only. But the rest of the park was grass all around your area. Super clean showers and restrooms, only accesible with a code. The have a store, restaurant mini golf ect. You can walk to the beach and a very close beach walk to the pier with restaurants and everything. Very clean and organized park. The reason I gave a 9 and not a 10 was the check in staff. They gave us the wrong spot number upon checkin and driving to and from the spot and back to the office is a crew cab with a 42' trailer in a full park at night is a pain, and the staff didnt seem to card of the mix-up. But it happens. Nice park will return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Agree with previous posters that this is a busy, crowded campground but also generally clean and very well run. Good location just off the beach and walking distance into the town of Pismo Beach. Pleasant staff, vigilant security (cuts both ways). You can't request specific sites but the larger, grassier sites are mostly at the North end. Some at the south end are just gravel and about 15-20 feet between sites. All sites have good hookups. Great for families, kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pismo Coast Village (PCV) is a top-notch destination resort. It is extremely popular and is at 100% capacity the entire summer. Getting reservations here is not easy. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area. The entire Pismo scene is not one of relaxation. It is a very busy place from Avila Beach down to Oceano. And yes, Pismo Coast Village is crawling with pedestrians, kids on bikes, scooters, everything. You need to know what you're getting into. Now having said all that, let me add that this is one of our favorite destinations, you just need to have the right mindset going in. PCV offers shares of its stock for sale, which come with a guarantee of X numbers of days camping availability per year, and I believe it also gets you the wider sites. It's tempting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived around 7:30 in the evening. The kids filled the RV streets with their bikes. It was really hard backing in & trying not to hit one of them. The space we had was really tight. We couldn't get our outside mat completely laid out because it was so tight. On the other side of the resort there are larger spaces which I would request in the future. One night the sprinklers came on & got a lot of items wet. Notice of this would have been appreciated. This resort is like a town. It has a store, restaurant, laundry, bike rentals, and about everything you need. It is about 4 blocks from downtown Pismo and all the restaurants. It was an easy walk for us. The ocean is just over one of the dunes. You can walk all the way to the pier on the sand. They have horseshoes, shuffle board, and a big pool. It is fairly clean, however we did need to pick up cigarette buts at our sight. The security is very tight. They have a gate which everyone must go through and they are constantly going through the park checking the area. We would stay there again only with a bigger site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoy staying at this park. We stay in a 36 ft 5th wheel. Sites are spacious, clean, firepits big and nice, swimming pool, kid and family friendly, playgrounds, security is stickler on kids on bikes and wearing helmets. It's like they have nothing better to do. Beach access (although a small hike in sand around cove), can pop tent, but just collapse at certain hours and re-erect at certain hours. Staff can be rude in store. Prices are expensive in store, as is every RV campground. Bad downfall is a LONG waiting list if you don't plan in advance. 6 month advance booking allowed, but hard to get. Time share available but is $25,000 to have a spot quaranteed. Considered it. Big park with 400 spots with a lot of traffic sometimes. Can be really crowded, especially on 4th of July when we went. I would definitely recommend to friends. Happy camping! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have rated this park higher except we were assigned a space next to the security check entrance and adjoining a storage building. We could not extend our awning and the space was definitely small. We were told that the space would be upgraded this year and it definitely needs it. The sewer vent is next to the site and smells badly. The power and water connections need fixing too. On the plus side, it's a great place for kids and has great access to the beach and dogs are allowed. There is an on site restaurant but it's not opern everyday. We will definitely stay here again but will be reserving a specific site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great location but the sites were to close together. We Loved all the amenities they had to offer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would go back again, but would try to get a more roomier site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is clean and well maintained. A family friendly park. The access roads are very narrow and it is most difficult to back into the sites. Park should offer help in parking rigs as sites are so very tight to get into. I saw a couple of pull through sites though you cannot pick your site and it is not assigned until arrival. The arrival time requested by the park is 4PM, we arrived at 5PM and found the site they assigned us had a rig in it, they told us to wait and pull our rig to a storage area until they moved the rig in the site. We refused and waited on the access road. The registration staff was not helpful at all and could not explain why the site was not ready for us. The rates are pretty steep but that was OK until the park lost electricity the last day and no one from the park came by to inform people what was happening. I feel there should have been some feedback from the park, since we did not have full amenities the last day but the rate was the same. It is by far the most noisy park I have stayed in with all the trailer moving by the park to accommodate new arrivals. I don't know if we will stay again even though it has a great location and is kept very clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is within walking distance to the ocean and a popular spot. We only stayed a couple of nites with one freebee. Sites are close. Park is well maintained and you can walk into the town to eat and vist the tourist shops. We would stay again if only for a few nites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are close, as others have reported. Do wish there was a bit of privacy. Camp fire from next camp came right in our bedroom window. We've stayed here before but it was in the off season which was more to our liking. Lots of great restaurants in the area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only things that keep it from being a ten are that the spaces and roadways are very tight, there are very few spaces with 50 amp hookup, and you don't really see the ocean, although it is just over an easy-access wall. We have kids and the amenities for kids are wonderful. It has a great arcade, cute little $2 putt-putt course, and nice gift shop/grocery, and two nice play ground areas. It was very resort like and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it and would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, I liked the park. It is very family friendly with lots of activities to do, close to the beach, and the front desk personnel were very friendly. The only reasons why it didn't get a ten was their lack of discounts, military, Good Sam or AAA, and the fact that the park doesn't allow customers to choose their site. The way they choose sites for you is by the time you made the reservation. I don't think this is fair because not everyone can predict and plan a trip 8+ months in advance to get the good spots. I would have even paid a little more money to get a spot closer to beach. Instead, I was 100 feet from Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway, listening to cars all night long. I know they can't move their location, but charging different rates for the better spots would allow for the possibility of getting a better or prefered spot. The loud cars and lack of being able to choose the spots may not be a big deal to some and for those people reading this review that feel that way, consider it a 9. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably my favorite park on the California coast. It has everything and does everything very well. The beach borders the park separated only by a tall dune conveniently fitted with steps. The city of Pismo Beach and a large array of good restaurants and shopping are within a short drive, bike ride or walk. This place just feels right. My wife and I hate leaving. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While the RV park was very very nice, the spots were so small and tight that it was very difficult to fit my small 24 foot trailer. I had to back my truck to within an inch of the trailer just to keep the truck out of the road. Opening up my awning spanned the distance from my trailer to the next. The next day I walked to the main office to see about moving to a slightly larger site. The office was staffed by two ladies, one on the phone and the other working on a computer. I waited about ten minutes and neither of them even acknowledged that I had walked into the room. I guess they were busy doing other important stuff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I tried to submit a more detailed review of this campground, but the site did not process it. So, I am making this one shorter. Sites are very tight and no breathing space between neighbors. You typically have people right next to you and behind you. We estimated about 8' from our motorhome to the firepit of our neighbor - from which the smoke was so strong, we couldn't open any of our windows. Neighbors were up partying until around 2am. Their kids were running around into our site, screaming and banging on our RV well into the night. We saw no roving security as advertised. When we called, they came out and talked briefly with the neighbors. It didn't help and there was no follow up. They did allow us to move to another site without a problem - that's why we didn't rate this campground lower. They were generally friendly in person but had been terse and un-helpful by e-mail beforehand. It's just a big parking lot here and you're crammed in like sardines. There are several small playgrounds but all were packed with kids. Not enough for the amount of people they allow in. Beach was nothing special and not easy to walk to. Restaurant on site was closed at random times - they didn't follow their posted schedule. When we asked the staff about it they said "Sorry they're independently owned." They also confirmed that the restaurant pretty much opens and closes whenever they feel like it. We never ate there as a result of never knowing when they'd be open and going there to find them closed during hours they were supposed to be open. We had mistakenly made reservations for a few months later as well and cancelled them after our first (and last) experience there. The ownership is definitely smug with all the business. I guess people will put up with anything just to get near the beach. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Facilities are great -- showers are clean, hookups are state-of-the-art, several nice play grounds for children and easy access to the beach and downtown shops and restaurants. However, the sites are very narrow and close together, un-paved and quite dusty. It was very nice to see the fire rings at each site but each morning we found our car and motorhome covered with fine ashes. Despite the negatives we would come back -- the beach was beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff can be friendly, especially if you have a real problem/emergency! Nice resort-style park, but as mentioned in other posts, can be very tight. Special treatment - typical situation: shareholders, who put up the money, get the best treatment. It's unfortunate, but true! Setting is great - surf sounds all night, kids playing during the day. Should have hard-surfaced patios, and something on the sites to avoid mud when it rains. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Love this park! This park was very nice, and well maintained. There was grass for the dogs, and lots of shade trees, fire pits, large spaces to eat and BBQ. Very close to town, nice place to ride bikes, or take walks. There is also a small restaurant to eat at, just in case you don't want to cook. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is very nice with professional staff (wearing uniforms). The bathrooms and all other areas are very well maintained. The over all appearance was as good as any high end hotel. It poured rain nearly the whole time we were at this park. However, since the site was maintained (perfectly level I might add) with a sandy gravel mixture surrounded by grass, the mud and mess were largely kept to a minimum. My only complaint would be the very tight camp spaces. In fact, they were so small it was nearly impossible to park my truck in front of my 22' travel trailer. I ended up unhooking my trailer the next morning and moving it back another two feet in order to make it easier to park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I made the mistake of rating this park the first night here and after what happened I attempted to edit my rating and was told I had to wait 90 days to rate again. Well it has now been 90 days and here is my true rating. We had reserved a 50 amp pull through but when we arrived were told there are no pull throughs in the park and were given a very narrow back in with 30 amp. We were still ok until we discovered the first night, they had us listed as arriving the day before and leaving a day early. Thinking this was a typo we went up the next morning to get it taken care of and were told since we had checked in before their 4 PM check in time (we were at 1 PM) we were charged an extra days fee. We were told it would be $34 extra to stay another day as we had planned. After talking it over we went back to the office and talked to another lady who informed us since it was a Friday, the rate would be $49. When I ask why the other lady had told us $34, her reply was: "I have no idea, the rate is $49." I informed them they could keep their park and we left Friday. That same day we met a couple on the golf course who has stayed here many times and told us they had never been charged an early check in fee and they had checked in at times before noon. Apparently this park is so big they don't care about the people that made them that way. I would drive all night in the future to prevent staying at this park ever again. The park itself is ok, but the staff is beyond terrible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff at this park are as good as any we've seen to date. Helpful, courtious, and very organized. Park is very well maintained even with heavy rains this weekend. Location to the "village" and the ocean can't be beat. We will come back as soon as possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in midweek and got the 4 for the price of 3 deal. Thats why it shows so cheap. I had requested a pull through with 50 amp service but was given a back in with 30 amp. Since we were only going to be here a couple of days, it was no big deal. Lots of good eating places nearby and a clean well laid out park with friendly staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very large park but it was well maintained and fairly quiet, especially for a holiday weekend. Each space has a fire pit. Very convenient for walking to downtown Pismo for food and activities. The beach is right over the dune at the edge of the park. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park. From reservations to checking out, all employees were friendly. Rigs of all shapes and sized, much to do for the kids, easy beach access, great park. I can't say enough good things about it, we will absolutely be back. Restrooms were clean (they seemed to be in there cleaning each time I went to use the restroom or shower!) and the park spotless. Some sites a little close together or cramped, but there is ample space in most. We had beautiful weather to boot! Don't miss this park!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stockholders given first choice of sites, so expect that. Trek to beach is long because of bird refuge. Family oriented. Staff is not very accommodating. Made reservations 5 months in advance and ended up in "overflow section." Close biking into town. Splash for clam chowder, Guiseppe's for Italian, Rosa's for Mexican, Cracked Crab for seafood, McClintocks for American fun. Security tight. Lap swim in early a.m. Enterprise will come to site for car rental. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip here and it's definitely gone downhill. Although it's out of their control, the estuary that borders the access to the beach was smelly and disgusting with trash. Ugh! We drove to other area beaches after one hike in. The laundry room was riddled with broken down machines and I had to drive in to town to do my laundry. The water main broke and was shut down for several hours 2 out of the 5 days of our stay - this also happened on our stay in 2005. They've raised their prices to prohibitive levels for the bike rentals. A couple of sites in our group could not use awnings due to trees and the office is very difficult about site changes. For the high price they charge, I would expect much better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed with Pismo Coast Village on a number of occasions and have always been pleased. Their family and camper friendly atmosphere is exactly what we look for in a campground. As a result, we have brought other new camping families to PCV and they have all fell in love. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Expensive, busy and well run RV park that my grand kids absolutely love. We camp here a couple times a year and always have a great time. For a Central Coast Beach Town experience, it would be hard to beat. This park has everything including a heated pool. You must reserve early as they are very busy year round. The whole facility is clean and well groomed. We will continue to camp here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is a timeshare park. They claim they offer site specific reservations, but they do not honor this claim. I made my reservations 6 months in advanced and I was shoved into a tiny narrow site because a timeshare owner wanted my specific site. Also, you must learn to lie about the size of your rig. If you have a tent trailer, you are going to get the smallest and narrowest site. If you have a huge gas guzzling diesel pusher, then you will get the largest site available under the shade trees. I think they should charge half the price for the sites that are half the size. Not fair! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Came here on July 4th, arguably the busiest weekend of the year. This is a really safe, clean, fun place to spend the holiday. Even though the park was full, the pool and restrooms were clean, and the staff was friendly and efficient. Even had a staff member cleaning out my fire pit as I was leaving! Free Wi-Fi is nice. And there are a couple pull-through sites for big rigs. There are plenty of places to get some good food in town. To top off your 4th of July celebration, you can watch the fireworks being shot off the pier from the north edge of the property, or the dunes to the west. We'll be back next year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location, friendly staff, clean facilities. Will come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, clean, well maintained campground. Some spaces were a little close, but it didn't bother us. The beach was just a sand dune away. Quiet and secure. We extended our stay one day, but wish it could have been longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can easily rate this resort a 7 as we found it to be neat, clean, excellent security and the location is great. We had no issues with electric voltage or water pressure. The bathrooms are immaculate as is the grounds. I think it is only fair to mention this is a campground type facility and not a paved resort some maybe used to. It has no paved patios or sites and when it rains the sand can be a mess in the RV's. Overall I would have rated this resort a 9 if they had a hot tub and a cement patio. I really appreciated the free WiFi as most resorts try to grub a fee from you for this service. We came here, we camped and we would stay here again as we enjoyed the resort very much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding resort style park and outstanding staff! I had an unfortunate accident while staying here and the park staff responded immediately! They not only took me to the local medical clinic, they followed up with all the reports from the county authorities and checked on me several times. The staff care went way beyond what would be expected! We stayed here in our RV, Sept. 2005 and will return! Free WiFi! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park in a great location! My family have been coming here for years and we are heading there for spring break in 2006. The only problem I have with the park is the fact that there's no easy access to the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park but members get all the best sites near the ocean. Quite a few large dogs tethered outside against park rules and campers on either side of us had yapping dogs. Other parks in the area are cheaper and have larger sites. We did appreciate the free WiFi hotspot here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A must stop RV Park. Lots of activities and great ocean beaches. We have always enjoyed returning to this location. You need to study the park site layout before making reservations. Some sites are to far back from the ocean access and have to much shade. We will return to this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent resort, one of our favorites. We've been twice now, and will go back again. Only
thing keeping this from being a 10 is sand/DG sites (migrating sand is prevalent due to adjacent dunes), and heavy rains generally flood roads, making it difficult to walk and even drive around park. Park is very clean, staff is very friendly. Love the store, has everything, including different flavors of fresh brewed coffee. Makes for a nice morning stroll through the park with fresh hot coffee and donuts. Short walk to nice long beach. Waterfront/pier in town is nice and fun, good food, entertainment. There are some panhandlers who hang around, but we've never had any problems with anyone. Make sure to rent a surrey and go for ride to waterfront; very fun. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The bathrooms were clean, but the shower regulators were difficult to use - they revolved endlessly making it difficult to find where the cold water ended and the warm water began. There was only one air dryer and no paper towels to dry your hands. The sites were extremely close together and the utilities were towards the front rather than in the back which meant that our tent trailer had to be positioned close to the street and didn't allow much room to park the car. There was a lot of highway noise and there was a very vocal train whistle in the wee hours of the morning. On a positive note, the park was directly adjacent to the beach. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I read the review on this RV site/ still checked it out. Went on Presidents Holiday Weekend, a sold out weekend. They worked over time to keep the garbage dumped and the bathrooms clean. I definitely recommend and will return there with my family, very friendly to all life styles. Quiet after 10pm was enforced. Bring your bicycles. Tents can only be used for sleeping and need to be down by 10am.
This is really an RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just an overall outstanding resort style RV destination. We are shareholders in this
resort and love the ambiance and area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best RV resort on the California coast, bar none. A family style resort destination
type park with plenty to do for everyone and a close walk to downtown Pismo Beach. Don't miss it! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an outstanding resort style RV destination on the Central California Coast. We
have stayed here more times than we can count and would like to respond to the post about filthy bath facilties. I have never seen the situatiuon that was discussed in another post. I have also never encountered lack of response from the staff as noted in that post also. The staff is outstanding, proactive and always friendly in my experiences at this resort. We recently became shareholders in the resort because of our love of the coast and this outstanding facility. So the faciltiy has to meet the requirements of the general public and shareholders like myself and my wife also. The only reason I don't give it a "10" is I only give "10's" if the park has paved sites and everything else is outstanding also. Plenty for the kids to do here as well as the parents. Wonderful recreation area with bike rentals, games, RV supplies and repairs, and a full well stocked store. Don't miss it if you are looking for a RV destination on the CCC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent family park. Has lots of activities, is close to the beach. Has evening BBQ's, good security, is easy in/out. Had an excellent stay. Bathrooms and showers were spotless and well maintained. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Womens restrooms had no toilet paper for two days and trash (dirty kotex) pails in womens restrooms not emptied in two days. Mens shower house Northern most one, someone had taken a bowel movement in the shower it was there for two days (maybe longer, we left). Dirty filthy restrooms and showers!!!! Park only caters to RV's and Trailers since those have bathrooms and showers. Demanded our money back on second day we had paid for three nights. They refunded full amount!! Lady in front of us also demanded their money back. We camped here in a camper.
Well cared for park. Grass. Lots of trees (that are kept trimmed). Spotlessly clean bathrooms. Walking distance to town. We camped here in a camper.