Coast Camp in kind of the tale of two campgrounds. Sites 1-7 are located on the inland side of the Coast Trail just south of the junction with Firelane Trail. They’re spread out in a scrub-brush area that provides a nice amount of privacy and protection for the wind. The spaces are pretty small and definitely only room for one 2-person tent, but maybe two 1-person tents. The down side about sites 1-7 is the bathroom is a little way away, located between sited 9 and 10; not that far from site #1, but a way to go in the middle of the night from site 7.
Sites 8-13 are in the wide open right along the Coast Trail. They are protected from the wind and ocean by a nice hill, but there is no privacy from the trail or between campsites. Site 14 is a bit move protected by brush, but next to 13 which is a group site (13A & 13B).
Coast camp is nice, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for a basecamp in Point Reyes. We just spent one night on a three-day trip around the park, but it was great for that. For anyone wanting to spend multiple days at a basecamp while exploring the area on a variety of day hikes I would definitely recommend Wildcat camp over Coast.
For trails around Coast Camp, the Muddy Hollow and Estero trails are nice and not heavily traveled. There have been Mountain Lion sightings as of early 2018, so take caution and be aware of recent sightings. The Woodward Valley Trail is quite steep heading inland gaining 900-feet in the two miles from Coast to Sky trails.
Overall Coast is a nice camp in a beautiful area, but there are better options within the park.
West Marin offers an incredibly picturesque location to explore, and Coast Camp is about as good as it gets. With a minutes hike to the beach, and all sorts of creeks, coast, forest and wildlife nearby its ideal for those that like to adventure away from the campsite and fire out to the world surrounding you. The sky at night as ideally suited for star gazing since the north bay doesn't get as much fog as the general SF bay area and the city lights don't pollute the night sky too bad!
This site is awesome. It's a short hike from the hostel and has running water and pit toilets. It's right at the beach so it gets windy in the summer. Fall is best. For privacy, book a site out of the meadow.