We stayed a the Thornhill Broome campground. Sites are parallel parked next to the beach with room for a slide out. Sites are only 31ft nose to tail so it can be a little tight if someone is already in the sites in front and behind of yours. The rules say you must be on the pavement but all the trailers had the tow vehicle backed in with the rear wheels on the sand to fit. It gets crazy when you try to leave. The road is only 1 lane wide and you must go to the end of the road and do a u-turn in the cul-de-sac. No camp host and the State park employee was only there on Friday. A ranger from the Sycamore grove campground did make a daily run through the park. There was no enforcement of the generator hours, either. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Thornhill-Broom. We love the place and dislike the people. The person next to you is either homeless or is a rig with a generator that could not care less about where the exhaust or the noise is pointed. If you want a quiet relaxing time at the ocean, this is NOT the place unless you like lawnmowers running all the time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped at the Sycamore Canyon Campground for 4 nights with our entire family (15 people in all). I booked 2 sites and we had lots of room. In fact our sites were huge. The toilets and showers were cleaned every morning and the trash was picked up daily. Very picturesque in the canyon with lots of very good hiking trails. You can walk to a very attractive beach with picnic tables. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I give it a 7 for the view. Your door is right on the sand. The park was almost empty this time of year and the weather was nice. The spots further down have better access to the ocean, some of the coastline is rocky at the north end of the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
You are right on the beach, like you step out your door and you are on sand. The view was incredible, with Point Mugu Rock in the background. Yes, PCH is right behind you, but the view is worth it and the highway quiets down at night. You fall asleep to the waves crashing. We are a total of 47 ft long with the TT and TV it was an extremely tight fit, in fact the people behind us moved their TV for us to get in. The beach toward the park entrance is all rocks, but the further down you go it turns into sand. There are only porta-potties there. The dump station is at Sycamore Canyon. There is no fee if you show your Thornehill Broome ticket. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are two parks that make up Point Mugu. The one on the beach is called "Thornhill
Broome Beach" the other is called "Sycamore Canyon". Thornhill is situated right off of the Pacific Coast Hwy. The beaches are a bit rocky, but still very nice overall with enough sandy areas to park you chair by the water and let the kids build sand castles. My only word of caution on this campsite are two things. It's a bit noisy due to being so close to PCH and the campsite is primitive with only chemical toilets available. However, you can dump your tanks at Sycamore Canyon which is 1.5 miles away. The camping spots run lengthwise to the ocean and you are on pavement. So you don't feel to cramped with a great view of the ocean from your front door. Overall I would say this is a nice campsite, but I would would suggest looking at the other beach side campsites that are available. A better alternative
would be McGrath State Beach. If your heading south we have camped at San Elijo, South Carlsbad, Doheny. If you have beach side on these, you will have a
great time! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.