Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pismo Coast Village Resort, Pismo Beach, California


usbackroads destination--Pismo Coast Village Resort, Pismo Beach, California

We were headed to Pismo Beach and were checking out RV parks on Google.  This park is huge with over 400 sites, but appeared close to town and it had a lagoon on one end for bird watching.   They were also running a mid-week special stay four night and pay for three.  It is expensive with daily rates of $44 during the weekdays and $48 during the weekend in winter.  Rates go up in summer.  No tents you must stay in an RV.

This Park has a pool, hot tub, store, mini-golf, couple of observation towers, showers and toilets, laundry facilities and wifi.  All very well maintained and clean.  A well run park.  The wi-fi was around 4-5 mbps and rock solid during the entire time we were there.   There was even a security person cruising around at night.  Pismo Beach must be more of a party town in summer.  

The Pismo Coast Village Resort is bounded by Pismo Beach State Park on one end and the town of Pismo Beach at the other.   The Monarch Butterfly Grove is a short walk from the Park.  It is a good location.  The lagoon was a bust for bird watching.  Mostly coots, a few "domestic" mallards that hung around the 5th wheel waiting for a handout.  Bugaboo kept looking at them and wondering "why aren't we hunting"?  The mallards showed little concern for the dogs.

Most of the campsites are arranged in rows back to back.  So you back in on one side or another.  No pull through's.  Each campsite comes with a table and fire ring.  Those fire rings are popular with Californian's so there is a tendency for smoky evenings.  This is one of the premium sites in the park.  Here is the link to their web page:  Pismo Coast Village RV Resort.

The only downsides we found were the price and no dog run.  So walking the dogs on the beach with bags was mandatory.  We extended our stay from four days to an additional week.  We did like Pismo Beach and the area.  There are lots of parks and campgrounds in the area, but we only got to check out the adjacent state park and this spot.

The picture on the top was a continuation of my quest to capture the "green flash" on camera.  No green flash this time!!  However, at least we had a perfect horizon for the attempt.  For more information click on this link:  Green Flash.  Hopefully, one of these days I will capture it.


Carol K said...

A friend sent me a link to your blog. We just got back home to Vancouver, WA after spending two months at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. We're shareholders there. I am making my way through all of your posts. I like the way you write and your pictures are fantastic! My blog is

Vladimir Steblina said...

Thank you for your kind comments. We will be back in Pismo next winter. Nice community.