Travelling from Phoenix to Boise with a week off, I decided to head for Big Sur and try camping. This campground had very good reviews so I chose it as a place to spend two nights while I explored along CA highway 1. I was a little disappointed by the set up which is probably great if you have a big RV or camper. All of the outer sites, overlooking the ocean, were filled with RVs so the view was mainly of big recreational vehicles. The hum of generators, at times, overpowered the sound of ocean waves and the bright lights from the RVs made it difficult to appreciate the beautiful night sky, until very late when everyone went to bed. It was a learning experience for me on how not to tent camp. Needless to say, the coast is beautiful. The trail down to the ocean is quite nice and slopes gently, making it fairly easy to manage. The trail travels along and crosses a stream that makes its way down to the rocky coast. It is very idyllic. There are no stores close by so bring everything with you. If you do travel to one of the general-stores that are few and far between, it will cost you. There is no running water...therefore no drinking water and no flush toilets. It was a great first camping experience...if there is a next time I will try to book one of those ocean front sites or maybe come in my own recreational vehicle.