14 Best Places for Beach Camping in California (2023 Guide) – Trips To Discover


North Beach Campground – Pismo Beach

Located at Pismo State Beach Park, campers can enjoy many attractions while staying at North Beach Campground, including swimming, kite surfing, digging for the famous Pismo clam, hiking, and horseback riding. The campground is nestled just behind the dunes and hosts large sites for tents, trailers, and RVs, some of which have electric hookups. Each one includes a picnic table, fire ring, and grate. You’ll find many amenities, including showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a campfire center, and an RV dump station. Educational programming is offered during the summer months and if you’re here between October and February, you’ll want to visit the park’s Butterfly Grove to see the thousands of monarch butterflies clinging to the eucalyptus trees.