I have to say up front that this is our preference for a place to hang out for more than 2 or 3 weeks. Most of the time we’re ready to move on to a new town and a new RV park after 2 weeks. Here in Pismo Beach, we just enjoy the easy living and the atmosphere of the town and the park.
We came here for the very first time over Thanksgiving weekend in 1994. It was great. We came a few more times after that and then we had a long dry spell from 1997 until 2006 when we finally returned again. On this trip we will be staying at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort for 49 days. We also have a return reservation for January 4, 2011 and will stay for almost 2 months at that time.
There is a wide entry road with a check-in station before entering the park. When we arrived it was a quick process to get registered. Our reservation paperwork was all filled out and only required a signature before we were on our way to site #143. A very friendly lady behind the counter wished us a “happy stay” as we left.
There are 400 FHU sites here at Pismo Coast Village. 398 of the sites are back-ins. There are 2 sites on the north side of the park that are long pull-thrus on a corner. The interior roads are all paved and in great condition. They are wide enough to allow for backing in the longest rigs.
We got ourselves backed into our assigned site with no difficulty. Each site has it’s own concrete fire ring and a large picnic table. The sites are gravel with grassy greenbelts behind each site dividing the rows. All 400 sites have full hook-ups and many are 50 amp. Most of the sites will accommodate big rigs. Each site has free cable TV and free WiFi that works great, although our AT&T works fine here as well.
This in an ocean front resort within short walking distance of Pismo Beach and the pier area. You have direct access to the state beach property, although there is no direct ocean view. The dunes break up the view of the ocean, but they also help stop the wind, too.
Pismo Coast Village has a lot to offer the guests. There is a restaurant on the property that serves breakfast-lunch-dinner meals (days vary). There is a very well-stocked General Store. You will find beach clothing, hats, toys, books, magazines, RV supplies, groceries, snacks, and much more. There is also an arcade for kids (and grown-ups too). There is a large meeting room available for group events. A pool and spa is near the General Store and arcade. We checked it out and it was sparkly clean…and heated!
There is a very large laundry facility near the pool. Plenty of room for many folks to do their laundry at the same time. It, too, was neat and clean.
Although we don’t use the park’s restrooms or showers, I did inspect one of the ladies rooms. There are actually 5 restroom buildings, counting the one by the pool. The one I inspected couldn’t have been any cleaner.
There are at least 3 play areas for kids and an area of horseshoe pits and a basketball court as well. You can also rent bikes on the property if you didn’t bring your own.
You can get propane tanks refilled in the garage/service area of the park. Directly across the street from the resort is a full service RV repair facility that makes “house calls” if you need help with something.
This park is near the State Beach with ORV availability, so during the summer months this placed is packed every day. We choose not to come here during June, July and August and leave those months to the summer vacationers. Even in the remaining “good weather” months the weekends will find most sites taken. During the weekdays you can find many spaces go unused. We have stayed here on previous trips during: January, February, April, May, September, October and November.
Our rating (based upon 5 star system) = *****
Dates of current stay: Sept. 14 until Nov. 1
Daily rate: $40.00 to $49.00 in “prime time” (summer or holidays)
They also run a mid-week special during non-prime time dates – pay for 3 nights, get a 4th free
Our rate for the entire stay is FREE. How can we do this, you may ask. That’s because we are Pismo Coast Shareholders. I will explain all of that in a post for tomorrow.
I hope you enjoyed your tour of the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. It is one of the least expensive private, beach-front RV parks we have found in California….and yet, one of the greatest!
Until next time…..so long for now!