So this is a beach. And you are camping on the beach. This is barebones and I am a tent camper. So maneuvering the car to make a wind break was key. It is a beach that gets wind. There are a few sites, little privacy and bare bone accomodations.
BUT you are on this great beach where the Navarro River reaches the sea. Lots of wildlife. Lots of beach walking and great sunsets. Worth the cold and wind.
Beach is gorgeous! Navarro River flows right into the ocean so you can take kayak up that. Beach is dangerous surf with a pretty strong under current so not for kids to be playing too much deeper than ankles…
so much driftwood huge old whole driftwood redwood trees. Fun for making makeshift forts and there are plenty of crafted playful driftwood structures to explore.
Campground is very exposed , there is only 1 site that has any seclusion. We were lucky to arrive at 11am and take the spot that someone was just leaving from.
Bathrooms are gross. They were not cleaned when we went .
Price is steep $35 for not having water or regularly cleaned toilets.
Albion store is right up the road about 5 minutes and they have EVERYTHING you could possibly need.
There are approximately 10 campsite with a few that will accommodate RV’s, it is a dry campground with portable toilets and one enclosed bathroom for wheelchair accessibility, there is no running water (dry camping) if you are looking for privacy this campground is not for you, each spot except maybe 3-4 spots, is about 20x20 side by side, but on the positive note it is very beautiful with the ocean and river within a stones throws distance
I just reviewed the campground and the posting indicated that dogs are not allowed! I couldn't find a way to edit it so listen up - if you've got a well behaved pup, this is an awesome place to camp with your furry pal.. Dogs are supposed to be on a 6 foot leash, but I see lots of dogs enjoying the beach sans leash every time I go.
There is no source of fresh drinking water. There are portable toilets, but they are often lacking toilet paper, and at times the garbage cans are overflowing and the toilets are a health hazard. The 10 campsites are small, and except for #1, there is no privacy or space between sites. The picnic tables are rotting away. It's ridiculous that the camping fee is $35. And yet, this is one of my favorite places to camp. The Navarro River flows into the Pacific here, and this is a great site to watch seals in the ocean and otters in the river. People build incredible driftwood structures on the beach.
This is one of my favorite places to escape to when the weather heats up inland. Wether just for the day or a few overnights Navarro beach never disappoints. It is right off of the highway, yet it feels so secluded. The beach is beautiful and the campsites are roomy. The only reason for 4 stars is because the campsites cannot be reserved ahead of time, so it is a first come first serve situation.