Hipcamp host Lorene F.
Hosted by

Private path to town. Near restaurants, shopping, art galleries and beach. RVs and car parking only. No tent camping. Close to Hearst Castle, elephant seals and wine tasting.

This is a no frills site however location is awesome. I’ve been an Airbnb host since 2015.
RV only area
Vans, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Wifi available
Laundry present
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Lorene a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fall Fun

Scarecrow festival all month in October. Christmas Festival of Lights begins after Thanksgiving.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Up the Beaten Path in California.


Shoreline is .7 miles from site.


Site is next to my home and .7 mile from the shoreline.


Cambria is located among the pines and near the ocean. Deer can be found often wandering around town.


One acre property. Vegetable garden coming soon.


There is one paved driveway for RVs and 3 sites for cars to park.

The vibe at Up the Beaten Path

6 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Terran
Terran N.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

Quiet spot, nicely located just a block off Main St. Lorene was very welcoming. We walked to a restaurant for dinner one evening. On our last morning we walked down Main street, stopped for coffee, crossed the highway and walked the boardwalk along the creek to moonstone beach.

Up the Beaten Path
Hipcamper Julie
Julie A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 30th, 2019

While this spot is definitely bare bones, if you’re just looking for a place to park and sleep walking distance to Main st at an unbeatable price, this is your go-to spot. I could hear the ocean by about 4 or 5am, into the morning. Lorene was also gracious about an issue that we had during our stay, unrelated to the camp.
*note*- we took the most level of spots and we were still not quite level. Space-wise, an RV with leveling capability might do better. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Hipcamper Christa
Christa R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 8th, 2019

She had one level spot, but it’s right up against her house. The other options, that we decided on for a bit of privacy, were fairly unlevel but did the trick. Quiet night and so close to town. We even walked to the beach! Overall good experience.

Hipcamper Reggie

Great location for car/ rv camping

Reggie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 12th, 2019

Great location, just as advertised. Great hostess! Spotty cell reception in the area so contact was a small hiccup.

Hipcamper Jeffry
Jeffry M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 12th, 2019

Lorene was super helpful.

Hipcamper Arne-Christian

Legal overnight parking

Arne Christian P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2019

Lorene welcomed us friendly. The place itself is basically street parking next to Lorene's house. Thete are 2 more spots which provide pretty uneven ground though.
It's fine for overnight parking but nothing else. We arrived late and left before breakfast to enjoy our meal at the beach. If one wants to eat in town it's easy to walk there.
Lorene said she usually doesn't host kids but was ok with ours.

Hipcamper Terran N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019
Hipcamper Eric M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2019
Up the Beaten Path
4 Sites
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future