Coastal RV Parks in California

by S.L. Stoddart
Terrain along the California coast ranges from sandy beaches to towering cliffs.

Terrain along the California coast ranges from sandy beaches to towering cliffs.

Stretching over 1,000 miles, California's Pacific Coast is a popular destination for an RV vacation. Travelers can explore the Battery Point Lighthouse in northern Crescent City, visit the famous Morro Rock in central Morro Bay or walk the historic beach pier in southern Oceanside. Each city has an RV park nestled on the coast, which provides spacious campsites and relaxing amenities for your overnight RV trip.

Shoreline RV Park & Campground

Shoreline RV Park & Campground is located next to Beach Front Park in Crescent City, about 20 miles from the Oregon state line. The campground offers 190 campsites suitable for RVs of all sizes. Full-service campsites feature a grassy lawn, 30- and 50-amp service, water and sewer hook-ups, cable television access and a picnic table. Beachfront campsites are available. The campground offers numerous services and amenities including bathrooms and shower houses, a coin-operated laundry facility, private beach access with fishing areas and picnic areas. Enjoy a swimming pool with water slide, disc golf course and horseshoes at the neighboring Beach Front Park. The campground is pet-friendly and open year-round. Find restaurants located within a mile of the campground. Shoreline RV Park & Campground 900 Sunset Circle Crescent City, CA 95531 707-464-2473 crescentcity.org/shoreline

Morro Dunes RV Park

Morro Dunes RV Park is located just north of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, about 2 hours north of Santa Barbara. The park offers 170 campsites suitable for RVs as large as big-rigs. Campsites are paved and feature full-hookups with 30- and 50-amp service, water, sewer, cable television access, wireless Internet access and a picnic table. The park provides guests with several services and amenities such as a bathroom and shower house, laundry facility, sanitary dump station, convenience store, RV repair services, private beach access and picnic areas. The park is pet-friendly and open year-round. Eat at restaurants located two miles south of the park. Morro Dunes RV Park 1700 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442 805-772-2722 morrodunes.com

Paradise By The Sea RV Resort

Paradise By The Sea RV Resort is located just off the coast on the Loma Alta Creek in Oceanside, less than an hour north of San Diego. The resort offers 102 campsites suitable for RVs of all lengths. Campsites are paved and feature full hook-ups with 30- and 50-amp service, water, sewage, cable television access, wireless Internet access and a picnic table. The resort features a variety of services and amenities such as bathrooms and showerhouses, a coin-operated laundry facility, convenience store, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, private beach access, game room and a group fire pit. Buccaneer Park is located in front of the resort and provides guests with access to a playground, basketball court and snack bar. The resort is pet-friendly and open year-round. Dine at the restaurants located within a mile of the resort along South Coast Highway. Paradise By The Sea RV Resort 1537 South Coast Hwy. Oceanside, CA 92054 760-439-1376 paradisebythesearvresort.com

About the Author

S.L. Stoddart has been writing professionally since 2005, and has been published in various outlets such as the "South End News," eHow.com, Trails.com and Golflink.com. Stoddart holds a Bachelors of Arts in broadcast journalism and psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit.

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