A working sheep ranch next to the Manchester State Beach with huge open views of the ocean. Right next to nature trails, sand dune walks, and the beach itself, this site is super private while being close to everything. Please note that this is the coast during the summer so it may be a bit busier than usual. 

Enjoy over 3 acres to camp on while you watch the hawks fly

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A working sheep ranch next to the Manchester State Beach with huge open views of the ocean. Right next to nature trails, sand dune walks, and the beach itself, this site is super private while being close to everything. Please note that this is the coast during the summer so it may be a bit busier than usual. 

Enjoy over 3 acres to camp on while you watch the hawks fly overhead in the day and listen to the owls at night.

Directions- off of Highway 1 make the turn onto Kinney Road and Manchester Beach. Pass the KOA and make the next left hand turn through the double gates and into the farm. Find any open site and set up camp! These are dispersed sites that are first come first serve.  Please note that fire danger is very real in California. Depending on the time of year, weather, and local regulations, we may have to ask campers to not have fires. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 30ft
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Oceanfront Pasture Camping in California.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
Prairie, meadow, ...
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Oceanfront Pasture Camping

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 5th, 2018

I definitely recommend camping here! I took Highway 1 up from Marin and the whole drive was gorgeous. Once you get there, drive five minutes or take the scenic walk to Manchester State Park and enjoy the beach. Tons of places to explore, including nearby Point Arena Lighthouse and the cute downtown area, but relaxing at the campsite is also a great option thanks to all the prime hammocking spots.

tent forest peopleideal place to set up a hammockhighly recommend this place right down the road for any groceries or sandwiches. They even have Dungeness crabs for $11 a piece!Manchester State Park
Hipcamper Edilsa
Edilsa A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 2nd, 2018

Great place, peaceful campsite, short walk to the beach full of beautiful wildflowers and some friendly deer. Firewood included! I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2018

Safe, quiet, easy to locate, flat parking. This was a really nice campsite CLOSE to the ocean. You are still a walk/drive from the beach but it is a really nice walk down a low traffic road. We found this site to be very nice with friendly staff and camp neighbors. We were one of 3 staying the night in the pasture. Off leash dog rules are always nice and our pup found a friend a couple sites over. We made a point to stop and see the sheep in the morning. Overall a great coastal camping experience and I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great overnight campsite.

Hipcamper Susan
Susan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 23rd, 2018

Peaceful grassy pasture where you can see and hear the ocean. Once they have bathroom facility on site it'll be pretty close to perfect. Nice fire pits, some picnic tables, some chairs, a great dish washing station, and all the good fire wood you could want onsite and included. The host was there if you needed anything. The beach is a short walk down the road, and is a long lovely beach to stroll. State beach campground across the street is closed but the flush toilets are clean and available for the Hipcampers.

View from the site
Hipcamper Paula
Paula H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 2nd, 2018

The Paddocks was still a work in progress when we were there in Feb of 2018. Great location, very accommodating, easy access to beach and town. The surrounding trees provide a much needed wind break when the weather turns blustery, yet you sill have a view. Great for hammocks. Flat camping sites, easy to get to.

View of one corner of the Paddocks.Trees are perfect for hammocks.Manchester Beach, just down the road.
Hipcamper Yoselin
Yoselin L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

This place is right near the beach. Ocean vew from our canping spot, and just minutes from the light house. The KOA is next door ao we were able to buy supplies and food items that we did not bring to our trip. Its cold during spring so bring warm clothing and extra blankets. The out house in on the site. We drove to the beach on our second day there and it was beautiful. The sky is amazing at night.

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Hipcamper Jody
Jody G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2018

Terrific place. My group reserved 4 of the 6 spaces, which may have gone a good ways to making it feel so magical, but magical it is. Driving in the first day to an absolutely empty campground, devoid of any "beautification" of the sites themselves, we were initially disappointed. Just seemed so stark. Once we were settled in, however, and listening to the roar of the nearby ocean, meeting the very friendly and easy-going camp host, Jay, the place began to really grow on us. We were in Space No. 2. Come prepared with your girl/boy scout fire building skills as this fire pit has no holes cut into the sides for oxygen, not such a big deal, BUT your kindling gathered from the campground will likely be wet. Heavy fog at night leaves a just-rained feeling and serves to make a morning fire a challenge.

We took a walk down to the beautiful Manchester Beach, a super long, super wide gorgeous piece of nature. It is a no-dog beach, be forewarned, and fines for violation can be as high as $200 per dog - or so I heard after sneaking my dogs down there first thing Friday morning. It is apparently host to 4 endangered species (birds) whose eggs in the dunes can be destroyed by dogs. Mine showed no interest in anything but SAND!!!! OCEAN!!! KELP!!!! but no dogs means no dogs and I should not have violated the ban. The campground is an excellent leash-free zone for dogs, and according to the host, there are a few dog-friendly trails and beaches off the road to the lighthouse, only a few minute's drive south. Other than the beach, there's not much to do around the campground except relax, maybe bring a game of horseshoes or bocce ball - a pretty hilarious endeavor with the lumpy and slanted nature of the ground.

The sunsets are beautiful and easily visible from every site. After dark, the stars are bright and plentiful - including an ability to see the Milky Way! - and the sound of the ocean is seemingly amplified by the dark. The only slight bummer is the 24/7 lights from the KOA camp/cabins/playground/store/et cetera directly across the road. The plus, of course, is you can walk over to get ice or whatever other little things you may have forgotten.

From what I've read, this campground is in its first year. The owner was there working every day, so I have high hopes that it will only improve - maybe supply hot water to the dish washing sink? Perhaps lantern poles near the picnic tables? Maybe large potted plant/tree?? at each campsite? Just some suggestions. Along with my high hopes, of course, is my fear that this place will totally take off and become impossible to find a space when I want to return, which I absolutely will do :)

'nuf saidI LOVE leash-free camping!!A throne fit for a queenChasing the sun
Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 28th, 2018

Amazing! We absolutely LOVED our stay at The Paddocks❤️

Our campsite, has tons of room for the kids to run around.Our campsitetent people campfireSunrise at our campsite
Hipcamper Alex
Alex T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 2nd, 2018

Nice place! Great sheep!

Property
The Paddocks
State
California
$45/night
5 Sites