Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps
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Expensive, but Probably Worth It
There are a few downsides at Pismo Coast Village - but not very many.
The first one is the obvious - it's expensive! At least during this time of year when being by the ocean really beats the heat. Besides the cost per night, there are two taxes - one is a 10% bed tax and then there's another 1% local tax. So add 11% to all rental charges to get your real cost - and for us it was close to $70 a night. Sorry - that's a LOT.
One reason for the expense is the ocean proximity - that's not exactly true - you aren't right on the sand, but you don't have to walk too far to find it. And there are several beach access entrances at the park. One nice thing about this county's beaches is that you are allowed to bring your dogs, if on leash. Our dog found the ocean rather puzzling, but wanted to get close - just not get wet. It was fun to watch her. We saw evidence that horses had been on the beach earlier in the day.
The other reason is that the park is very well kept up and has some nice amenities. Each site has a fire pit, which is a plus and a minus. The obvious plus is it's very nice at night to see the fires going and people sitting around the pits in conversation. The down side is the fumes from lighter fluid and smoke and smell. We didn't use our fire pit, but our neighbors had pits going, so the smell was pretty intense at times. Normally, in Pismo, you don't need to run the air conditioner, but on a few occasions, we did just to block the smoke and smells.
Which leads to the third issue - many of the sites are very close together. There are 400 sites at this park and just looking at the map you can see that some areas are more compacted than others. We were in a very compacted row - and again, we couldn't escape the sounds and smells of our neighbors.
However, there's a 10 pm curfew and because a lot of families come here - it was adhered to. This is not a big partying kind of RV Park (when we went to Dockweiler in April - now THAT was a partying kind of park.)
I mentioned how well kept the park is - yep. There are kid's play areas dotted throughout and the bathrooms/showers are immaculately clean. We didn't go into the pool mainly because it was a family only pool - we would have preferred a split between one that had kids and one that was just for adults, but oh well. Plus there is no spa. We did go to the little store and the prices were, as you'd expect - very high. There's a 7-11 nearby though, so you can pick one or the other for the thing that you forgot to bring!
As to the town of Pismo Beach - you can walk there from the RV Park. It's pretty downscale and sleazy, although there appeared to be a few newer restaurants. It looks like the City Mothers and Fathers are making an attempt at some gentrification, but it's uneven at this time.
But the good news is - you have plenty of stuff to do at the Park - they have shuffleboard, basketball, a pool, bike rentals, and lots of activities throughout the day and even movies on some nights. We write, so we had plenty of time to do that and then spend the afternoons exploring. We were able to get in some decent walks with the dog. It's very picturesque.
The last issue is wi-fi - it's stated as free, but it's very, very spotty. My husband could get his laptop on it fairly well, mine was off and on (very frustrating) - and our iPads were impossible. There are a lot of issues with RV Parks and wi-fi service, so be warned. Just because it's free doesn't mean it's any good if it doesn't work hardly at all. This is a big deal for us, as we're publishing stuff regularly and need good access. We're exploring alternatives to relying on the park's wi-fi alone, but everything costs money, so we're not there yet. And as to TV, we just plugged in the cable and we were pleased to see a number of available channels. Not every park has very many channels - so I'm guessing you'll do better with a dish, but that's going to be true every place you go.
Doesn't get much better....
We loved Pismo Coast Village! Being right on the beach was great & the paved roads/streets w/in the resort were fabulous for riding our cruiser bikes around every evening. The Pismo Beach pier was not far away so we road over there a couple of times as well. The staff were very friendly & the restrooms/showers were clean & warm. The little store was handy, but a little pricey in some ways - although we found their RV parts/accessories were competitively priced. There were plenty of nice restaurants nearby (we always eat at Pismo Beach Fish & Chips) as well. It did feel a tad tight in our spot - our picnic bench was right up against the trailer next door & since they had slide-outs, it made it feel cramped, but we would stay here again regardless.
Nothing can go wrong with this rv park.. We love it here so many fun stuff to do walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars.. This is a fun place for everyone young or oldies. Very clean surroundings..staff are friendly. The shower rooms are clean. Love this place.
Great family park!
We have been staying at this park for two weeks every year for the last ten years, it is a great family park. Clean, secure park with easy access to an uncrowded beach, great staff and great location. Gets a little more expensive each year, but worth it!!
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
We have stayed at this RV resort on many occasions. The staff at check-in are friendly and efficient. There is 24-hour security at the re-entry gate.
Most sites are very level and a few may need help with a small block under a tire; nothing unusual or extreme. Sites are gravel and have concrete fire rings and picnic tables. There is a wide grass area behind the sites to separate from the row behind you. This is a beach resort and there are not a lot of heavy shade trees. Many palm trees instead and there are no low branches.
There are many big-rig sites here. Some can hold a 45-foot motorhome easily. All sites, except the 2 pull-thrus, are back-in sites. There is plenty of room to back in long rigs with ease. I don't think there are any really bad sites. Perhaps the ones along the entry road are least desirable.
We camped here with a 40-foot MH and there was plenty of room for our car to be parked in front of us and out of the street. The sites are about 20-feet apart side-to-side. Plenty of room for patio chairs and a BBQ grill.
There is free WiFi with each site and the service is excellent. Cable TV service is excellent.
This is an extremely well-maintained resort and the public areas are well-kept and clean.
The restroom buildings are also well-maintained with shower facilities included in each building. Shower cubicles are roomy and have hooks to hang clothing. There are locking doors for each shower cubicle. The buildings have good lighting and plenty of counter space by the sinks.
There is a heated pool and spa, arcade room, laundry building, bike rentals, on-site restaurant serving light meals, and a General Store. The General Store is very well-stocked with groceries, RV supplies, toys, beach clothing, magazines, snack items and souveniers.
The pier and town of Pismo Beach are within easy walking distance and there are many shops and restaurants located there.
The resort has direct beach access. Leashed dogs are permitted on the public beach.
Pismo Coast Village is open year-round and we will definitely be staying here again....many times.
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
Nice, clean, well-manicured park on the beach. Easy walking distance to everything. I only stayed here for one night....and it seemed to be adjacent to Pismo State Beach, which also has camping. Wouldn't mind coming back to this area, maybe try the state park. Seemed like a very nice place.