The 6 mile road to get into it is rough. With high rain season, you have to cross the creek and it may require a lifted type vehicle like a truck. There are some beautiful waterfall spots about 2 miles of hill climb from campground, well worth the hike. Water can be very cold though. Has bathrooms and is first come, first serve campground. Has a creek through the middle next to pretty much all sites. The stars at night are incredible. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Yosemite.
Must make early reservations. Campsites in beach are for tents only, they have a campsite across the road on the bay side for the trailers. Great for kids! You can walk along beach, fish, fly kites, beginner boogie boarding, kayak, paddle board and more!
This is the most picturesque campground! Short walk to a rocky beach across highway 1. Beach is not for swimming since the rip tides are dangerous. Abalone diving for experienced folks. You can find plenty of treasures on the beach including abalone shells (just make sure you leave the live abalone alone). During low tide you can find tons of crabs, sea stars, sea urchins and more! Walk through the redwoods by the creek for an incredible tour of the forest. A short trail to the old school house and you can also take the trail a short walk or drive up the highway for beautiful sunsets among the cliffs. Some spectacular views of the ocean. Kid friendly, family friendly, friends friendly!! One of my favorite campgrounds on highway 1! 10 mile drive to a winery, and fort Ross as well as Salt Point state park!
Del Valle is one of the most beautiful lakes in the east bay. The water is perfect temperature. Great hikes, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and beginner windsurfing. The only cons are that you have to drive to go swim and the campground isn’t really walking distance to swimming. It’s pretty hot in the summer and it has a rocky ground so it will be hard to get stakes on the ground. It’s trully beautiful and the wildlife views are incredible. The water is super clear and they have two beaches with a lifeguard which can get crowded. You can swim at your own risk past the marina though if you want to bike, hike or boat to those beautiful areas.