We stayed at Pismo Sands for 7 days while our children, ages 9 and 7 were on Spring Break. We found the RV park to be very clean and very neat and very visually appealing. There is also a security coded entrance to the park so there is a level a security. Each space is paved, fairly level and they all have nice patches of well-maintained grassy areas (with sprinklers,no driving or or parking in the grass in order to protect the sprinklers.) Most spaces had fire pits. We have a 45-foot motor home and towed our chevy tahoe. Pismo Sands accommodated us well. There are additional parking spaces available for $5/day. The rv spaces are not too close together, so you have breathing room! There were rules that needed to be followed - strict 5 mph speed limit. Driving through vacant RV slots is not permitted for safety reasons. Pets must be on leash at all times when walking them, you must pick up after your pet - there are Pet Stations located throughout the park that provide plastic baggies and a pit in which to dump your pet's 'deposit'. Pets cannot be tied outside of your RV to a tree or anything of that nature. They are not to be left unattended outside, in a kennel or not. We didn't have a problem with that, but would have preferred to be able to kennel our dog outside for a little while for some fresh air.
Our children found lots of other children to play with and had a ball. Most of the other campers were quite friendly. My kids swam in the pool and enjoyed it quite well. The ladies showers and restrooms were quite clean and neat. From what my husband tells me, the men's showers and restrooms were equally clean and neat. Even though we have a wonderful shower in our motor home, we all used the showers at Pismo Sands a couple times. They have a laundry room, which we didn't use, but it looked fine from what I could see. There is a small playground for the children, which my kids liked. There are rental bikes, but those are quite pricey at $12/hour. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Pismo Sands is not on the beach, but is just about a 5 minute drive to the beach, which makes it quiet and peaceful because the traffic going to the beach is not exactly next to the campground. There are some RV slots, I believe they are numbers 109 - 114 that are very small and butt up against a somewhat busy street. We were in slot 70 and had no problems. The Amtrak passes through 2 or 3 times a day, but is not a bother.
Pismo Sands is under new management now, not sure how long but like I said earlier, the staff was great! The quiet hour times from 10 pm until 8 am were observed well by all the patrons that were there when we were. There are several people who live there. The spaces that I saw which were occupied by full-time residents were neat and not cluttered. And there were some that I didn't even realize were residents until another resident told me. We enjoyed staying there and can't wait to stay there again.
The town of Pismo Beach is adorable and fun and it's about a 5 minute drive from the campground. Fun things to do - drive on the beach (that was a real treat for us as we had never done that before. The rental ATVs were VERY expensive.) Walk on the pier, stroll downtown Pismo Beach, shop the various stores, eat at the Cracked Crab - the crab bisque is to die for!!! You can get a bucket of different kinds of crabs or shrimp and the bucket is brought out to you, and the contents are dumped directly on the table for you to eat! That was fun!! Hearst Castle is about a 75 minute drive but WELL worth the drive and the tour. If you go fishing on the Pismo pier, you can bring your fish back and clean them at the RV campground because they have a designated fish cleaning area.
There were lots of other RV campgrounds in the area. We found them to be too close to the beach, had close together RV spaces, not enough grass and/or trees. Can't wait to go back!
The park was nice and clean if you are gonna stay stuck in your RV the whole time. It's mainly the older crowd, so don't take your kids or teenagers. They don't have firepits at all sites because ours didn't have one and make sure you don't get stuck next to the street. No Tents Allowed, so don't try them. Our site was small and management was unwilling to change our site as they said they were full, but there were many unoccupied sites during the trip. Don't take your kids toys either, because you will look like an outsider as Nobody has toys or chairs set up outside there RV.
We didn't have any room to park our car because our site was so small, so the next day when we were checking out, we got a bill for another sites rental since our car was in the unoccupied site.
Don't vacation here unless you wanna be stuck in your RV the entire time!!!!!!!
AWSOME CLEAN PARK FAMILY FRIENDLY, LOVED THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO DIRT ALL ASPHALT WHICH WAS GREAT TONS OF GRASSY AREA WHERE YOU COULD HANG OUT AROUND A CAMPFIRE WITHOUT KICKING UP DUST... WE HAVE FOUND A NEW PLACE TO STAY WHEN WE COME TO THE BEACH NOW AND WE HAVE TOLD ALL OUR FRIENDS SORRY PISMO COAST VILLAGE WE WONT BE BACK........
I had no problems with the Pismo sands. In fact I thought it was a great family place. I was sure when we pulled up with our kids that some people might have a problem. I did not see that at all. I didn't have to worry every time my kids made a sound that maybe they were being to loud. It had several things my kids found fun. For example you could rent bikes, they have a clean pool and spa, and a small play structure. This park also has fire rings at all sites.
One of the greatest things is that the park has a secured gate with a code that they change daily.
The only part I did not like about the park was the distance from the beach. You needed to drive about 10 minutes to get to any beach. This is normally not a problem, but try finding a parking space is near to impossible. We ended up driving to pismo state beach and it took about 15 minutes to find parking.
All and all I would definitely stay here again. It was very nice and friendly.
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