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Good evening everyone

Martha, J. B. Dogg and I are planning a trip to California. We've never seen the coastlands between Monterey and Santa Barbara. Any recommendations on places to stay in that geographic area, either near or on the coast.
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Tommy,
It's been a number of years but we stayed at the Big Sur Campground and thought it was nice. That was, as I said, some time ago 20 plus to be more precise so a lot of things may have changed by now. It was a great place back then, located between Hwy 1 and the Pacific. The Big Sur river ran through it as I recall. The only bad part was that you had to climb up a pretty good size hill to get over to the beach. But, it was too cold to swim anyway and that was in early August. They aren't kidding with the saying, "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer we were in San Francisco." After going through the desert maybe anything would have been cold. There is also a campground right down town San Francisco that we stayed at. Made it real handy to see the town. Can't help much more than that. I have relatives in Pasadena and we stayed there in the L.A. area and only did a day trip down to San Diego from L.A. We spent more time in interior California at Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Tahoe. Hope you have a great trip.
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i like to go from north to south when driving the coast hyway,the reason being all of the beach pull offs are on the beach side,its easier to pull over and then get back on the road when you don't have to cross a lane of traffic.
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Just stay off Hwy 1 early Sunday mornings- that's when the go fast guys "play". If you're already far enough south- down near San Lius Obispo- you should be okay at any time there. The road has straightened out by then- not as much fun.
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When in the Monterey area.
http://www.marinadunesrv.com/ Ask for a spot on the upper end, easier to get the coach in and out.
http://www.koa.com/where/ca/05448/ this location is about 30 minutes from Monterey but is a nice clean park. It is also close to Phil’s Fish Market http://www.philsfishmarket.com/ A must stop for dinning when in the area.

When in the Paso Robles area.
http://winecountryrvresort.com/ it is an easy drive to Hurts Castle from here…nice park!
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i like to go from north to south when driving the coast hyway,the reason being all of the beach pull offs are on the beach side,its easier to pull over and then get back on the road when you don't have to cross a lane of traffic.
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Morro Dunes RV park-can't say enough good about it. Walk to the restaurant area.
http://www.morrodunes.com/morro-dune.../Welcome_.html

I'd stay away from the Pismo Beach park-unless you like Disneyland. Way too crowded and cramped.

Caution-if you are thinking of doing Hwy 1 the whole length, there's a stretch that you really don't want to do in a bus-too may twists and turns. I forget exactly which part, but signs are posted.

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Caution-if you are thinking of doing Hwy 1 the whole length, there's a stretch that you really don't want to do in a bus-too may twists and turns. I forget exactly which part, but signs are posted.

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I know exactly which part you are talking about, it starts at about the top of Calif and ends near Mexico some 750 miles later.


I mistakenly drove from LA to San Fran in our 40 footer I drove the worst sections in the evening with the setting sun blinding me. Never again.

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