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Old 09-08-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Beach camping survey...

Which CA beach campgrounds are your favorites?
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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None- I and the Mrs. will not even go to Calif.!
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:52 PM   #3
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None- I and the Mrs. will not even go to the Calif.!
That's a shame. I have lived in So. CA all my life, but have traveled to many states and countries. CA has many beautiful places to see.
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Summer is a bad time, if not impossible, for CA beach RV'g, unless you plan a year or more in advance and enjoy lots of noise 24/7. In the winter there are a lot of nice beach parks. We like Pismo Beach on the central coast. You can stay at the budget State RV park near the ocean $25/day winter or someplace like Pismo Coast RV, which is $60ish/day, but if you look careful you will find a deal at Coast of "pay for 3 days, get 4". If you really like upscale, go to Newport Beach Dunes in southern CA. right on the beach. Only $97/day in the winter. (get reserved a year in advance even in the winter) If you really want summer, Newport is $325/day in the summer. In the north we like Klamath, which is about is as far north in CA as you can go. $35/day and it will be chilly and damp. There are many more great places to go and much depends on how big you rig is and how you like to camp. North of Santa Barbara about 30 miles is El Dorado RV park. One State and the other private. Or, go another 60 miles to Solvang and stay at Flying Flags RV Park. Fairly close to the beach with the Danish Solvang Village as the main attraction.

Good luck and welcome to the Gold Coast.
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In San Diego area, we've camped at South Carlsbad State Beach, San Elijo State Beach and Silver Strand State Beach. All are very popular campgrounds and sold out quickly after release. All are expensive, ~$100/night ocean front spot, for very tight sites. We enjoyed camping there but won't likely go back often. Too many people.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:11 PM   #6
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Really, the OP asks for simple information and you have to do some California bashing.
How is that helpful?
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California is absolutely beautiful
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In San Diego area, we've camped at South Carlsbad State Beach, San Elijo State Beach and Silver Strand State Beach. All are very popular campgrounds and sold out quickly after release. All are expensive, ~$100/night ocean front spot, for very tight sites. We enjoyed camping there but won't likely go back often. Too many people.

We camped this week for 2 nights at Silver Strand. It is the most gorgeous beach I have seen, aside from Maui! We were in the 2nd row, so not beach front. It rained most of the time we were there, naturally. Lots of sandy paws from our two little poodles. Our next door neighbors camp frequently at San Elijo SB, and I recently booked 3 nights there for October, and 4 nights in November. At least we won't get so much sand inside because San Elijo is on a bluff.



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Old 10-13-2016, 12:51 AM   #8
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I'm pretty jealous of your climate. CA is the ONLY state in the USA where you can visit the sunny, endless summer type beach climate, or the dry desert climate, or the mountain climate, or the boreal forest climate, or go skiing, or surfing, or boating, all in the same state. Oh, and you don't really have to deal with winter, unless you really like it, and there's no humidity. Don't think I could take the crowds or the cost but it sure looks nice. Beach camp on!
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I was born and raised in southern CA. You are correct about the perfect climate. We have dry, warmth even on the coast. Very little humidity or bugs. But, that's what makes it so popular as a destination and retirement spot. Anyway, we have reservations at San Elijo State Beach in the Cardiff by the Sea area next week.I've never camped there. Our neighbors camp there a lot and love it. It's on a bluff overlooking the ocean, so we won't have tons of sand to deal with on doggie paws this time.

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I was born and raised in southern CA. You are correct about the perfect climate. We have dry, warmth even on the coast. Very little humidity or bugs. But, that's what makes it so popular as a destination and retirement spot. I'm not sure what "CA politics" are, aside from the immigrant issue.
i was also born and raised in California. also worked for the state for 37 years until i retired, mostly as a state firefighter/EMT.
but the "CA politics" are more than just immigration issues. couldn't take what my home state has been turned into anymore. and it's a terrible state for retirement.
that's why i moved out after living there for 60 years.

it's still the most beautiful state in the Union. i was able to surf in the morning and snowboard in the afternoon. no other state has such natural diversity. that's what i miss the most.

but the politics there make it a place i couldn't put up with anymore.
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