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About Clam Beach County Park
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Clam Beach County Park is located in California
41 N
-124.115 W
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7 Reviews of Clam Beach County Park
Camping on the edge.

There is no place closer than Clam Beach to pitch a tent and watch the sunset from the ocean. We loved the ability to camp right on the beach with a beautiful wooden path walkway from camp we were more than pleased with this stop on our adventure.

Sand Beds

There are 9 sandy campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. There are two permanent vault toilets and a one clean portable are available. There is running water. Large pull through parking spots are convenient for campers/RVs.

Campsites are divided by logs and offer no privacy from each other. There is beach access from the campground. The beach is large with sand dunes, marsh, beach grass, and drift wood. Wooded hills and shrubs surround the campground.

3 stars due to proximity to freeway, you can see and hear vehicles; as well as lack of privacy. Also near a local airport, the campground directly under takeoff path.

Located near many great attractions and not far outside of town. 25 dollars a night makes this a cheap alternative to the Private and State Parks in the area that are often booked up.

Please leave the campsites cleaner than you found them.

Happy camping!

its ok

convenient beach camping. the health hazards of clam beach and moonstone beach due to contaminated streams is a bummer. the beach is often cold, windy and foggy but its pretty nice when the sun is shining.

Chill camping spot.

We've camped here at least 4 times now. It's small but there's only ever been a couple other campers while we were there. There's no showers. But you are on the beach. So your tent will be all moist especially in winter. It's beautiful and if you keep heading north there's trails and stuff to do all the way up!!

Best beach sites

Camp on the edge of the earth. The beach is usually foggy and the sand dark. It has a sort of Edgar Allen Poe Raven feel to it but you can burn fires on the beach. The scenery is amazing with beach and farmland scenes on your way in. Definitely worth a stop if you want an alternative to the state parks.

Opt for camping but prepare for rain

In this area one thing is certain, you can always be certain that rain is just around the bend. With coastal air pushing inland each night fog rolls in each day and with it comes the rain.

We visited late in the year, around October and each day was overcast but one during the two weeks we were in the area. We visited the campground and other locations and found that despite the chill of the water, the views were spectacular.

The campsites we were near were just over the bluffs from the actual waterline providing a bit of shelter from the winds. each site was bordered by logs to not only separate them but also provide a bit of relief in the case of water flowing inland.

Campsites included small tables and parking. It Is IndIcated there Is no on beach campIng allowed.

SItes are first come fIrst serve and reasonably prIced at $25 a nIght.

There is a restroom facIlIty however when we vIsIted It wasn’t in the best of shape. It needed to be servIced.


*Weekends get busy during warmer months so arrIve early. There are only 15 sItes avaIlable.

*BrIng your own toIlet paper- When we visIted there were no supplIes whatsoever.

  • Pack a raIncoat and lIght jacket. The coastal weather In unpredictable and temperatures vary throughout the day.
First to Review

you jusy kinda pick a spot there are some designated but its was pretty full when we arrived there. bathrooms