We stayed at Wright's Beach which is part of the Sonoma SB Campground. It's a relatively small campground with part of it dedicated to RVs (super close to the beach). The individual sites are quite small, all have a picnic table and a fire ring but are nothing special. The location is fantastic though. Almost right on the beach, you can hear the Ocean and walk to the beach with your morning cup of coffee before it gets cold.
A great place to escape the summer heat - it's often overcast and a lot cooler on the coast. Bring layers! The sites book up well in advance, but you might get lucky with a mid-week reservation.
We ended up camping in a truck camper at Tahoe Valley Campground after being caught in a snow storm. For a last minute find, it turned out to be an awesome choice. It was the weekend after Thanksgiving and snowing so there were a handful of people at the campground and the entire place was very quiet. The RV sites have hookups (although we weren't able to connect to water because of freezing temperatures) and there are many amenities available including hot showers, laundry facilities and a general store.
It was a little overpriced for the low season, but I guess that's Tahoe. I imagine it gets very busy in the summer, but we had a wonderfully quiet time there. And nothing beats making a fire in the snow and waking up to a couple of feet of white fluffiness!
This is a perfect family friendly, large campground. It offers a variety of individual tent sites, a few tent cabins and group sites as well. We stayed at a few different sites several times and while close to each other, they are fairly private thanks to huge redwood trees everywhere (awesome for hanging a hammock too!) . The campground has multiple amenities including a small general store, a playground, lots of space to ride bikes or scooters and there are some guided junior ranger programs and events on the weekends. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends during the summer months and there will be tons of kids running around everywhere. Weekdays and off season dates are much calmer. Mosquitos can be a nightmare!
Each site can fit up to 8 people, has a picnic table and a fire ring. All sites are fairly spacious and the trees give it a unique, really fun vibe. We particularly like sites 41, 42 and 43 that can be booked together for a larger group and all feature really cool burned tree trunks and stumps that provide endless hours of fun for the kids!
Note: alcohol is technically not allowed.