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Oceano Campground

555 Pier Ave., Oceano, California 93445 USA

  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“17 miles long of gorgeous beach”

The beach offers many attractions such as camping, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, and is home to the famous Pismo clam. It is a popular place to bird watch and is the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.

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September 23, 2016

This beach gets its name from the original access which has since been “disconnected”. It is located below the Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach. There is an old spiral staircase that used to provide access from the restaurant to the beach, but it has been condemned and is no longer connected to the bluff above. Without the ramp to the old stairs there is no way to get down to the beach. The beach is small anyway and gone at high tide, but it used to provide access to sea caves in the area that were reachable at low tides. This is still a great place to stop and look over the edge. The dilapidated staircase and the shoreline here are quite photogenic

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August 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Found our share of Sand Dollars for the kids, hard to find collectors pins

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March 25, 2021
Rated 5.0

Love this campground. The Park Rangers are so nice and helpful.The Camp Host was super nice and very accessible. The dunes hike to the beach is very easy and the beach is huge. I love staying here when I travel up and down the coast. This is a good halfway point between SF and LA. Clean, quiet and close to the beach and 101 Freeway.

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March 20, 2017

As of 2017 stairs are no longer there. I believe there is plans to restore them and give beach access.

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September 18, 2016
Rated 1.0

The spiral staircase has been "temporarily" dismantled. You can read more about it here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article43694826.html

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Oceano Campground

555 Pier Ave.
Oceano, California
93445 USA

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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36 ft
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  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
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  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
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