I was attending a weekend Jeep event at Pismo Dunes and had booked a space in the OHV area on the beach. When I got there the wind was so bad it was impossible to put up a tent. So I looked up this place, which is probably 1/2 mile from the entrance to the beach.
The campground has mixture of tent and pull-through sites. All sites have full hookups, and include a fire ring and picnic table. The bathrooms were clean and had showers, but everything was very old. There was also a pool and laundry rooms on the property.
The sites were flat, but there was no barrier between you and your neighbors. The RV sites looked very cramped but the tent sites seemed adequately spaced for the most part. I stayed in site 252 which appeared to be some kind of double site, because there were two sets of hookups in the space (one of which required a large pole in the middle of the site).
In spite of the convenience of the location, there were drawbacks. The campground is narrow and situated directly between PCH and the railroad tracks on either side. So traffic noise was significant, and as an added bonus, every now and then Amtrack would roll past.
Over all, it met all the basic needs, was well maintained, and was close to the beach. And the noise was probably less than I would get sleeping in the OHV camping area.
This campsite is just south of the City of Pismo Beach along Highway 1 (albeit its called something different along this stretch). It’s a mixture of tent and trailer camping. Plenty of amenities on site but also very much a communal experience. Don’t expect to have a lot of space between you and your neighbor or much privacy. But heck there are stones throw from the beach and there is a trail on the south end to access. Also adjacent to the monarch butterfly sanctuary
The trestles is on my the southern end of the park and was nicer than the the rest of the park. A little noisy but all in all not too bad.
The location can hardly be beat. It's easy walking distance (~1 mile) to the water, and right off of Hwy 1. We love to go on the sand dunes and take disc sleds down them. The facility, however is really old and needs many upgrades. I've been coming to this location since the 70's (when it was called Sand & Surf). Other than losing the game room, there haven't been a lot of changes. The bathrooms are exactly the same as they were in the 70's and the sites really could use at least partial paving. You get out of the sand, but can't get out of the dirt. So sad! We've visited in July and November and have had the same problem in both instances.