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“Lovely spot, great for a stopover”

San Simeon State Park
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in San Simeon
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lovely spot, great for a stopover”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed here in our RV as a stopover along the pacific coast and it was great. A really well maintained site, easy to access from the road, good size pitches with shade and an easy walk to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. They were having to use portable toilets because of the drought but we were self sufficient & there was water & a dumping station on site. We had a pitch around a grassy square area where lots of other RV rentals were too so the kids could play happily and you could chat with other holidaymakers. Really convenient to head off and see the elephant seals literally 10 minutes up the road.

Visited August 2014
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Santa Clarita
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“RV & tent camping”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great/very reasonably priced camp grounds. Lots of shade for self-contained camping (no hook-ups). Currently portable restrooms because of drought.

Visited July 2014
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La Palma, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Close to Hearst Castle”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hearst Castle is a few miles north. We stayed in our tent in the Primitive Campground. Due to the drought, there is no water near the campsites. Water is available near the park entrance. Bring lots of bottles. There are hiking trails of easy to moderate difficulty on the dry hills and through forest. Price for a tent site for one night was $28, $8 which is non-refundable due to "outsourcing" of the reservation system. Private sector corruption at work.

Visited July 2014
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Budd Lake NJ
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Nice views of the ocean”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was a nice park with excellent views of the ocean. There were nice trees by the ocean. Unfortunately it rained so we couldn't really get the full enjoyment.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Campground”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is our 3rd time at the campground. Instead of staying in the lower area, we found a spot at the top and enjoyed ocean views and undulating hills to the east. Unfortunately there is a water crisis so they no longer offered flush toilets (porta potties were clean) or showers. We walked to Washburn campground and it was very quiet - didn't hear cars on Highway 1 and didn't have the strong winds. In the future we will stay at Washburn if showers are not available. Both campgrounds were extremely well maintained with plenty of room between sites. Dogs have to be on 6' leads and can't go onto the beach. Great location to get to Hearst Castle, see the elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery (just a bit north of San Simeon) and Big Sur. Very inexpensive to stay here. We paid $33 which included an $8 reservation fee. Think they lowered the cost because of the lack of facilities.

Visited May 2014
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