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Reviewed 16 December 2011

If you are looking for a campground which offers the best views of the Pacific ocean, then this is it. It is situated on a buff overlooking the sea. Most other campgrounds are located on the wrong end of the Pacific coast highway i.e. near the mountains, but this is the only one is near the ocean. There is a trail that starts from the south side of the campground which goes to the beach down below.

It's very popular, so book early. I booked 5 months in advance for a slot in May 2011. The site I got was #19, which is the one of the very few sites closest to the ocean and the one in my opinion which gives the best view. The sites are comfortably spaced apart, as much as can be expected.

My wife and I had such a romantic time watching the sunset from our campsite, sipping wine and then falling asleep to the sound of the waves.

The facilities of the campground leaves a lot to be desired. I agree completely with what the previous reviewer said. However my wife and I came here for the view and therefore our expectations were satisfied and exceeded several fold. See my picture to get an idea about the view you'll get.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank kaputabo
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This campground has fantastic views over the ocean and coast, but that's it. In July 2011, water was non potable and had to be boiled for 5 minutes. There are no showers on site and no place in 50+ miles around to take a shower. The bathrooms were rustic and not perfectly clean. The camp host was somewhat grumpy at check in, but was OK afterwards. The closest place to this campground is Lucia with a hotel/restaurant/store that sales everything at incredible prices (4$ for a bottle of water, 40$ for a bottle of wine you usually pay 10$, etc.). The place is of incredible beauty, but facilities are lacking. For the fee paid (22$ a night), OK.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 3 January 2014
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Room Tip: Reservierung dringend empfohlen. Auf der Webseite Campsite auswählen und Campsites direkt am Highway meiden.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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