There are so many reasons we decided not to camp at the cheapest place in the Pismo Beach area. Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area offers beach camping for $10 a night. Having the ocean at your doorstep sounds fantastic, but could potentially be a total nightmare.
Yesterday, Brian and I went to check out what we were missing, and saw trucks stuck in the sand, rigs with dunes building up around them and ATVs zooming around. I can imagine how stressed I would be if we pulled onto the beach and how sandy our trailer would get.
We made the right choice, and for the first time this year, we’re camping in an RV park with full hookups! When we arrived I was a little cranky about our spot. It’s pretty steep in the front, and I felt that since we’re paying it would have been nice if the site was level, but in the end I think we actually got the nicest spot here with the landscaping in our front “yard” and only one neighbor on one side.
In un-related news, I finally got our Airstream blog feed working again. Some readers contacted me because they actually depend on it as their way of checking out all of the other Airstream blogs! Now that I’ve got that working again, I’m considering adding a feed like that to my RV blogs page. (By the way, if you have an Airstream or an RV blog and want to be listed, please send me your info through our contact form.
2014 Cost of Camping:
**$180 for 6 nights through Friday 4/11**
16 night paid camping
84 nights free camping
100 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $485
Daily average cost of camping: $4.85