February 16, 2020 - reviewed by US ARMY MSG RET
The best RV Park
We spent our Christmas holiday in row one, which is closest to the beach. Step out door and you are stepping on the beach. Only 100 yards from the ocean. Training was suspended over the holidays so there was no training noise. The visitor's center is open 24/7 and will knock themselves out to help you. The best RV spot is in the middle of row one. Lots 12-19 are the best at $43/night. Avoid the north end as there is a lot of noise during training days. Avoid the south end unless you have children because that is the playground. Great shopping at the huge exchange and commissary. Oceanside and Carlsbad have great restaurants. You have to try Joe's Crab Shack just minutes from the main gate. Caution: DO NOT follow your GPS to Camp Pendleton as it will take you to the residents gate which is usually closed. If you are towing a car or trailer, there is no turn-around. Follow the roadside signs to the main gate where you will be greeted by respectful and courteous USMC police.
March 24, 2018 - reviewed by Jack C
First time there. Camping on the beach was great! Front roll Sunday to Friday. Didnt have to dig for any thing. Wife loved it just sitting there. We will be back
May 1, 2017 - reviewed by Raptor Off Road Adve
Military or Military Guests Only
Right on the beach which means sand everywhere including digging to find your waste drain. Bring a shovel. When the lifeguards closed the beach at night; its closed. The bar at the beach is nice with good food. Yes you can have a beverage on the beach. Even though the line was crowded at the beach bar, it moved quickly.
October 1, 2016 - reviewed by Lee Eshenbaugh
Good And Bad
It is only for military, yes. The reservations are screwy because most people seem to want it only on weekends. It's impossible to get a site for 2 wks, 3 wks, 4 wks, etc. without moving. We wanted to stay 4 wks and we would have had to move from site to site 7 times within the 4 wks. There are 2 other rv parks in pendleton, Lake O'Niell, and San Ofre ( very north side of base). We moved to Lake O'Niell and still had to move because of dumb rules, but only once. It's nice to be at the beach, or lake, and prices are great for west coast.
June 15, 2016 - reviewed by Becky Gatlin