Oceano Campground boasts 42 campsites, all with direct beach access. Even with this über convenient beach proximity, the campsites are protected from the wind that the beach brings. There is a small lake lining the edge of the campground, and the campground has access to restrooms and showers and provides a relaxed camping environment amongst the dunes.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
74 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Pismo Beach is an awesome spot to break out your bike – especially if you are riding in a group of varied skill levels. The ...Read more


There are no places to bring motorboats (unless you literally come in that way), but check out our kayaking & canoeing sect...Read more


The Pismo Beach Pier is a popular gathering spot for a few reasons. First, it provides an awesome escape from the sun. Second, ...Read more


Pismo Beach definitely has some great trails just waiting to be explored. One of our favorite hikes, The Shell Beach Bluffs ...Read more

Horseback riding

A horseback ride through the dunes and on the beach never gets old. Seriously, it never does. Horseback riding on Pismo Beac...Read more


Pismo Beach is a scenic spot for year-round kayak adventures. Kayaking here is a unique experience because the area has tons of...Read more


The waters are often cold (we won’t lie), but it is still a great spot for a swim! The area has lifeguards (an awesome amenity)...Read more

Wildlife watching

Pismo Beach has plenty of wildlife to spot. On the beach, onlookers should be searching for glimpses of animals such as migrati...Read more

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Hipcamper Ian
Ian T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 14th, 2015

Apple maps will take you about 30 minutes out of your way so stick to Google. Not very private, but lots of room to spread out. Definitely worth checking out, especially for the price.

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Hipcamper Kerry
Kerry G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 17th, 2016

The quintessential California camping experience: check!

At Oceano Dunes SP, you can camp directly between the dunes and the ocean on the sprawling, beautiful Pismo Beach. This area is really recreational for ATV, 4-wheelers, etc... so on Saturdays and Sundays it's LOUD from ~10a to sunset. Fortunately, they're fun to enjoy and easy with rental places all over the beach.

Camping here is $10 and you get okay bathrooms at every post, but no fresh water. Since you camp with your car, it's quite easy to go in and out to grab extra supplies. You're allowed to cook and especially to build awesome bonfires here at night!

Be wary: decrease the pressure in your tires so you don't get stuck in the sand + bring WARM WARM WARM sleeping bags!

Camping next to the ATV track entrance
Hipcamper Dermot
Dermot O.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2017

We love the south coast of california. We go to carpinteria, sycamore state beach.

Hipcamper Roman
Roman M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 21st, 2017

30 seconds into driving on the sand our Highlander got stuck in the fine, dry sand. Apparently, this happens often enough that somebody immediately helped get us out and deflate our tires to increase surface pressure for free. Just drive toward the sites on the wet sand and you'll find a spot to park in and enjoy listening to the waves while you camp!

Watch and listen to the waves from where you are staying in.Campground sign upon paying at the entranceWhat it's like to get stuck in the dry sand. Drive next to the water!
Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin L.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2017

Great beach!

Hipcamper Celine
Celine B.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2017

Dont expect any privacy unless you're there during the weekdays in winter.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 7th, 2018

Great place to come with a group of friends! You can rent ATV's or drive your 4x4 vehicles on the sand dunes. They usually have a stand where they will inflate your tires when you leave for a few dollars. Bring caution tape and stakes or poles (We bought some at Home Depot in the garden section). A lot of people will rope off their campsites using the yellow tape. It also helps so ATV's stay a safe distance from your camp. Come prepared it can get quite cold and windy at night!

Memorial Day at the BeachWe love that it is dog friendly!!Oceano Campground
Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 9th, 2018

This is a public campground for sure. Feels more like camping in a parking lot with a bit of grass versus a peaceful camping experience out in nature. It is just a stone's throw from the beach though.

If you're into driving your car on the beach, this may be the spot for you. If you prefer peaceful walks on the beach, you'll be disappointed, you have to look both ways as you cross the beach to avoid traffic from trucks in either direction. Was a surreal experience.

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January 30th, 2017
Pismo Beach State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(805) 473-7220
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35.109° N, 120.627° W
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 37 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 37 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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