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Camp Along The Stunning California Coast At This Beachside Campground

By Leslie Veliz


When planning a road trip along the California Coast on Highway 1, avoid overpriced hotels by staying at an affordable alternative: Big Sur's Kirk Creek Campground.
Kirk Creek Campground is in Los Padres National Forest, about five hours from Los Angeles and San Francisco. It has 40 roomy campsites ideal for tents and RVs.
Because it sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the coastal views and tranquility found at Kirk Creek Campground are magnificent.
One reviewer on Tripadvisor wrote, "Sage and anise line the paths while bunnies and squirrels play on grass. Huge birds fly above while waves crash beneath the cliff."
At the time of this writing, prices for Kirk Creek Campground start at only $53 a night. Reservations are required and can be made online.
Kirk Creek Campground doesn't have water, cell phone service, showers, RV hookups, or dump stations. However, there is a vault toilet, grills for cooking, and picnic tables.