Great little campground
Great spot … hasn't been really crowded when I have been there the past month..
I am a tent camper so rating this site is a bit hard. If I had a van or camper the rating would be higher.
You are perched out in the open on a bluff above the ocean. So the view and sunsets are epic. But being on the bluff when the wind comes in, in a tent with no cover, it can be fierce. Also you are right next to highway one, so there is also the noise factor. Not much traffic at night, however, but trucks during the day.
It is a good launch site to get to the southern end of the Lost Coast. Also close to the UC Angelo Coast Range Reserve which has great hikig trails.
Minamalist site - table and fire ring with primitive toilets.
We camped during the pandemic so the campground was first come first serve which worked out great for us as we arrived on a Friday afternoon and lucked out with a spot. There were only a handful left by 1:30pm so be sure to get there early especially if you want an oceanfront sure. Although we were up against highway 1, we could still easily see the ocean. Also, the highway was pretty quiet so it didn’t disturb us at all.
There isn’t any privacy with this campground as the sites are right next to each other without any bushes/trees in between them but most Oceanside campgrounds are like this. There is an outhouse per campground (three total) which wasn’t too gross or smelly since it got a lot of ventilation.
The trail/road to the beach access is a couple minute walk so super close.
Good spot while driving the coast to stay for a night or two. Vaulted toilets. No trees or privacy. Directly on the bluffs and the collapsing old hwy 1. Near cool costal town of Fort Bragg (make sure you visit Glass Beach). If you hit it just right in the shoulder season you might get the whole place to yourselves. We have a small trailer and would advise against anything larger than 30ft. Most sites have a bit of a slope to them. Beautiful views!
Great location for camping. We were on the bluffs just above the beach. Love the sounds of the ocean Easy walk to the beach. Watch surfers get several great waves. Wish I was with them.
We camped at Howard Creek campground which is the most northern set of sites. Recommend this one over the others as they are all right along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. One of the few first come first served campgrounds around. Arrived late on a Thursday and were able to secure a site for the weekend. No water currently available but you can get it at the other campgrounds just down the road. Westport has one small general store so get your supplies down in Fort Bragg before heading north.
This is by far one of the best places to camp on the California coast! The camp spots are right on the water and it is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset! Gets chilly @ night so be prepared! 10/10 would recommend! This is by far top ten places I’ve ever camped!!
There appears to be a couple of separate campgrounds… the one I camped at is called Abalone Point. I was unsure if it was open because there was nobody around and an old road was falling into the ocean. Primitive campground with no showers or camp host. There was a toilet (hole in the ground), a table, and water. What you do get is peace and quiet and an amazing view of the ocean. Self payment and was $3 for hike and bike.
You can camp right on the beach or just steps away. It was really crowded when we went but we still enjoyed our trip. You can walk to the beach from your campsite and watch the sun set. The people are great and there is everything you need.