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Campland on the Bay

2211 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5699
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#14 of 121 Specialty lodging in San Diego
Campland on the Bay is San Diego's premiere campground. Dig your toes in the sand on our private beach. Catch some sun and fun on a sailboat from our marina. Enjoy one of dozens of activities and amenities for kids and adults that make Campland everyone's favorite campground. You'll find hookups for RVs, spaces for tent camping and luxury amenities. With so much to do and enjoy, you may never want to leave.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Heated pool
Self-serve laundry
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Jennifer wrote a review Sep 18
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loud, dirty, totally cramped. No safety. No common courtesy enforced. They mix RV sites with tent sites. Way more than 6 people to a camp site. Feels like a Covid 19 petri dish. I have never seen a campground so packed and disorganized. Like a packed parking lot. Looking forward to leaving and will never stay here again. We have camped across the country and camped for years. Worst site ever. Not a great stay-cation option. I cannot wait to get home.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Maria Severns wrote a review Sep 10
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We arrived on 09/09/2020 at 3:33PM with our RV 24 ft. long, for one night, but we had to paid for two nights minimal ( ($150.00) , we thought we where lucky to get a site, but we where very surprise that we had to share our small dirt (mud) space with a couple that where camping in a tent, very primitive campsite,Not social distance at all, expensive. Next day we where very surprise to noticed that there where plenty of empty spaces available and that the Clerk Mollyk did her best to give us the worst place C09 on the park. The park is very desorganice they mix tents and Rvs on their sites, it looks very bad with the towels and cloths hangin every where.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Chris J. wrote a review Sep 9
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You will have a great time at Campland if you manage your expectations, as with any travel location. 1). If you want peace and quiet, you will find it hard to come by during the summer and on weekends as Campland tends to be full of young families during those times. This is a very popular place with immediate access to water in an area full of tourist attractions. Try after Labor Day and before the summer months for quiet times and more relaxation if that is your goal. 2). Make advance reservations for better locations and plan to be charged accordingly. Larger rv sites with direct ocean views are pricey yet difficult to get during peak times, which is why they can charge what they do. 3). This is not a place to get a gourmet meal or shop for upscale goods and services. The store and cantina are easily accessible and geared to quick family meals and basic needs, so if you want otherwise, there are plenty of shopping and dining possibilities nearby. You won’t get bargain store prices, nor should you expect them. 4). We have always found the staff friendly and helpful even in busy times. They are used to managing large crowds, but that doesn’t mean they should be expected to not manage their time. 5). COVID controls were typical with plenty of signage and announcements. Don’t expect employees to be policemen any more than any other place, and there will always be plenty of people who are causal with their mask usage. If you are at risk don’t visit crowded locations without protecting yourself. Again, there are many reasons to visit Campland and enjoy it as most people do. I’m certain you don’t go to Disneyland for peace and quiet on a budget, so why would you expect otherwise at any popular resort? Manage your expectations and get the most out of your trip. If you do so, you’ll be back. We have been here a number of times without kids, and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Cali_Matt-O wrote a review Aug 2020
Corona, California40 contributions36 helpful votes
How well you like this place will WHOLLY depend on expectations and what you are looking for. Want quiet tranquility? Nooope. Want high energy, tons of kids being kids, music, cornhole, campfires and neighbors feet away, you’ll love it! Reminds me of summer night block parties of the 80s. We visited July 30 - Aug 1, 2020 in the middle of Coronavirus pandemic. No real social distancing in the common areas (beach, etc) but quite strict social distancing and mask requirements at the concessions. PROS: - Lots of positive high energy - Very clean restrooms and facilities - Great on site concessions - Clean beach, clear water - They have rules but aren’t super nitpicky about enforcing them. That is, it’s kind of a live and let live place. This could very well be a ‘CON’ to you and that’s ok. Take it under advisement ;) CONS: - Tight sites side to side - The dirt behind the EFGH sites fronting the bay is super fine and sticks to everything. No one’s fault...just is what it is.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Traveler wrote a review Jul 2020
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This place claims to have social distancing and mask-wearing policies also a noise ordinance and they don't push for any kind of enforcement of it. The two nights we stayed there people stayed up till 3 and 4 in the morning partying and making excessive noise. Called the ranger twice and they never did anything about it. In addition to them letting the place fill up so it's almost impossible to social distance and there's no one wearing masks. The narrow beach cant accommodate all the people the let in. They have a sand flea problem as well. The pool water was murkey. People are nice enough, just too many of them.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Campland on the Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Campland on the Bay?
Nearby attractions include Pacific Beach (0.5 miles) and Dizzy's (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Campland on the Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Campland on the Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Campland on the Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Ota, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and Rubio's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Campland on the Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Campland on the Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Campland on the Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (3.3 miles), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (3.3 miles), and Whaley House Museum (3.4 miles).
Is Campland on the Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.