Description

Plaskett Creek is a campers, surfers, spearfishers, and super-relaxers paradise just across from the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area, Sand Dollar Beach. And when we say just across, we mean a totally walkable 5-minute trek with a board or two in tow just in case you want to switch up your whip mid-sesh since you’ll be spending all day at the beach! You’d think you were Continue reading...

Plaskett Creek is a campers, surfers, spearfishers, and super-relaxers paradise just across from the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area, Sand Dollar Beach. And when we say just across, we mean a totally walkable 5-minute trek with a board or two in tow just in case you want to switch up your whip mid-sesh since you’ll be spending all day at the beach! You’d think you were in the tropics with water so clear--but, that’s just the beauty of Big Sur.

Back at camp string up a hammock, kick back in your camp chair surrounding the fire, and if you were lucky to score a rockfish with your own two hands, cook it up to share. All sites are grassy, and all are encouraged to check out why this is one of Big Sur’s most coveted camping areas. It’s booking a spot that’s the tricky part, so plan in advance. Way in advance.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
40
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Hipcamper
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I'm a fan of beaches, and Sand Dollar Beach is pretty dang rad (and directly across from the campground)!

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Dogs love this place.

Hipcamper Steph
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Ear plugs if you're a light sleeper (lots of kids and group camp sites can get rowdy). Also, there are fire pits and grills in case that helps dictate what goes on your menu!

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Hipcamper Michael
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One of my favorite camp sites. So much to explore. This section of coast is just amazing. Attendant was super nice. Campground was full, but he let me park my motorcycle in the overflow, and camp in the bicycle area.

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Hipcamper renee
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Plaksett campground is awesome because it's right across from a huge beautiful beach! Which is some of the only beach access on the big sur coast. Although this campground can be crowded, it has good vibes and I've been many times.

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Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
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Report from your shirtless host on San Simeon State Park

I hope you well have a change to stay @ SS. S.P.. This park is just 5 miles south of Hearst Castle.
Iam here now and I was so surprised that the showers and bathroom were still closed. It been 2 years now I thought they would be open by now. The dump station is still open ( glad for that ). I took a ride to Washburn campground-what a bone jaring experience (on a unpave road)
But the wildlife is an unforgettable experience. The park has foot trails though out the park and breathtakeing beaches.
This park is neat & clean and well taken care of.
I do hate using chemical toilets. That give the park a dumpy and unclean look.
Your shirtless host Steve
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Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
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Report from your shirtless host on the town of Cambria
If you camping any place close to Cambria make this town your # 1 stop off. Cambria has shops and Good food. Fill your gas tank before you get here. Gas is hi.
The board walk on moonstone Beach is about 2 miles long. This is one of the nicest board walks I have seen in long time.
In the relaxed atmosphere you can reconnect, rejuvenate and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The wild and pristine environment make it a joy to walk this trail.
What ever you do don't forget the elephant seals. But remember that the seals are wild. They well defend and be aggressive around there pups.
Take the family camping and see the joy in there face.
Shirtless Host Steve

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
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Report from your shirtless host about our northern friends @ San Simeon
Our northern friends are here & helping our economy, by spending there vac. here. Thank You.
This is about 2 family.
Witvoet ( wit-Foot ) Mike & Diana
Weatherman. Harold & Diane
Some of the Nice's people I have meet. They are from Bowmanville, Ontario.
1st. They rent a R.V. then start there Vac. Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, San Francisco, Bebble Beach, Monterey, Carmel then SS. S.P. I met them @ Refugio S.B.
They stayed SS. S.P. I hope if you seen them you!! You said HI! But they say that the honey huts didn't smell like honey.
Thank you Canada for letting a few of your best to come down.
Shirtless host Steve
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Park
Los Padres National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.917° N, 121.465° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 3 Sites
(Up to 40 people per site)
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