Hipcamp host Robert E.,
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Camp at the tip of the San Pablo Peninsula with astonishing views of San Francisco Bay on one side and San Pablo Bay on the other. A lot of open space to explore. Some industrial storage en route to the Hipcamp area. Relax in the beautiful bay views, wildlife, common areas built to chill and take in the scenery. Also, a short distance away is Black Star Pirate BBQ located at

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Camp at the tip of the San Pablo Peninsula with astonishing views of San Francisco Bay on one side and San Pablo Bay on the other. A lot of open space to explore. Some industrial storage en route to the Hipcamp area. Relax in the beautiful bay views, wildlife, common areas built to chill and take in the scenery. Also, a short distance away is Black Star Pirate BBQ located at the San Pablo Yacht Harbor. This amazing BBQ joint is accessible by either a short drive over the hill or via a private coastal walking path.

Good Hot is a sauna pop-up by the bay, currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Saunas are available for private rental, and are located adjacent to a beach for cold plunging, at Terminal 4 out on Point San Pablo, Richmond. For more information on the saunas and how to book, please contact the host.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Ask about slideout accommodation
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 40% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Wind sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Terminal 4 San Pablo Bay View in California.

Beach

Several beach access points; the views are spectacular but the beach is rough

Coastal

Places to see near Terminal 4

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Hipcamper Dante
Dante G.
recommends this listing.
(Site C-1)
August 18th, 2022

Nice place. You can walk over to Black Star Pirate BBQ which is great!

Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas W.
recommends this listing.
(Site C-3)
August 16th, 2022

It was easy to pull into to camp and the view of the bay and Marin was exquisite. We loved the Pirate Blackstar BBQ which we walked to right along the bay.

Super special hideaway in the bay.

Hipcamper Heidi

Not great

Heidi L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site C-3)
August 16th, 2022

Place has potential and post-industrial chic, but at present it is way too close, undersupported, and undeveloped to be a good value. Campsites are in sharp ballast gravel and are right on top of each other. There was a dead osprey, a weedy lot next to railroad tracks with hazards like sharp, rusty cable ends sticking out of the ground. No water, not even a picnic table. One single porta potty for all the sites. Campsites are also along the road to overflow partaking area for the Black Star Pirate BBQ, so our tent got raked by headlights til midnight and felt very unsafe/exposed to a surprising amount of car traffic. A nearby anchor-out ran their generator until 2 am—so loud and bright. The launch point for SUPs/small boats was steep, poorly graded, no rocks or rip-rap have been moved to it was hazardous getting in and out. Yikes overall.

Terminal 4 San Pablo Bay ViewUnprepossessing field for tent camping, no protection from passing cars/headlightsSites very close together, no separation
Hipcamper Tom

Great if you just look straight out

Tom M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site C-5)
August 15th, 2022

This place is definitely different. The location is unique and the views out toward the bay are really great. The other campers were nice and respectful and seemed to enjoy the place more than me. But I personally would not stay here again.

Even if you ignore the drive in, from your campsite you can see a junk yard to the right and storage for old vehicles to the left. The campsites are all lined up next to each other pretty tightly along k-rails and between two of them there's a simple port-a-potty, next to which someone has to sleep.

This is the vehicle storage area to the left which is the way in.This fifth wheel seems to be permanent (maybe the caretaker's).Junk yard to the right of the sites, this is the path to the BBQ place.
Hipcamper Robin

Great spot but no water

Robin W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site C-5)
August 15th, 2022

We had a great experience but felt that the price was high for a site with no water (shut off due to drought). To be fair, all of this was spelled out for us before we booked.

Hipcamper Corry

Great place to stay

Corry G.
recommends this listing.
(Site C-1)
August 13th, 2022

Terminal four lot C was a great place to stay! It was fairly private and had an amazing view of San Pablo bay. There were evening lights that came on to provide a nice atmosphere until about 9 PM when I go to bed anyway. The quick ride over to San Pablo Harbor was worth the time. I didn’t get to try the barbecue but the sculpture garden an area in general is amazing. I’m looking forward to coming back next time I’m in the San Francisco Bay area

Hipcamper Hyomara
Hyomara P.
recommends this listing.
(Site C-3)
August 11th, 2022

Can't beat the beautiful view and quiet in the eastbay. A hidden gem for sure and yet close to all local attractions.

Hipcamper Qilo
Qilo M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site C-5)
August 10th, 2022

It was beautiful to be on the bay with lots of osprey nesting near by and a boat ramp for putting in our kayaks. It's great how close it is to Black Star Pirate BBQ and Good Hot saunas, and amazingly sites were available a few weeks out, unlike most other campgrounds near the bay. However, it was pretty expensive, and the campground seemed to be geared towards camper vans. As tent campers, we would have appreciated better surfaces for tents and amenities like picnic tables. That said, if it was cheaper, I would recommend it to all my friends and go back regularly!

Hipcamper Melanie

Camping with family & dogs.

Melanie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site C-4)
August 9th, 2022

Pros-Had a great view of San Pablo bay, & surrounding rec area, relatively easy to find & get to, porta potty was emptied the day we got there, so definite plus for that. Camping neighbors, when we had any, were friendly. Black Star bbq was delicious and had a great ambience & live music. I know it’s not part of Terminal 4, but it was a great bonus to our camping trip. There’s a communal electrical outlet, but we were there by ourselves all day the 2nd day so we were able to charge anything that needed to be charged & even had cell service if we wanted.

Cons-camping area is all gravel, so be prepared if you’re tent camping-wasn’t a big deal to us, we just put a heavy duty tarp under the tent, but it does make it hard to kneel on the ground if need be. Lots of friendly (meaning people driving in either direction waved at you as they drove by, lol) traffic to the businesses down the road from camp, we’d actually made a joke about them all driving into the side of the mountain cause there isn’t enough parking spots for as many cars as it seemed drove by, then it seemed like they all decided to leave at the same time about 10:30 that night, lol. There’s no lights which is awesome, but there were quite a few cars that were driving by pretty fast when they were leaving. Someone hit the electric gate that you come thru to the campsites sometime between Friday when we got there & Sunday when we left so it was propped open.

Overall, I’d go again & explore some more.

Sunset The boat anchored out there. I have no clue why it’s there, it didn’t seem like there was anyone on it the 2 days we stared at it. One of many ships going out/coming in. Cool to see ships that big from this perspective.View to the right from C4
Property
Terminal 4
State
California
Country
United States
$90/night
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