Camping near San Mateo Coastal Beaches

San Mateo County

Private Campgrounds

Costanoa Lodge

11 miles south of Pescadero Beach
2001 Rossi Road at Highway 1, Pescadero, CA
(877) 262-7848 or (650) 879-1100   Costanoa Lodge
RV and Tent sites: Full hook-ups, comfort stations with bathrooms, showers
Amenities: General store, picnic and BBQ areas, WiFi, bar & grill, spa available
Rates: $$ - $$$

Half Moon Bay RV Park & Campground

14 miles north of Pescadero Beach
1410 Highway 1 South, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-7275   Half Moon Bay RV Park & Campground
Camping sites: fire pits, electricity and water hookups available
Amenities: Volleyball and horseshoe pits, BBQ area, nearby pub, showers, bathrooms, laundry, WiFi hotspots, dump station
Rates: $$

Smithwoods RV Park

40 miles south of Pescadero Beach
4770 Highway 9, Felton, CA
(831) 335-4321
Full hook-ups, cable TV, picnic tables, fire pits, heated pool, kids' room. (no tents)
Rates: $$
Smithwoods RV Park

Santa Cruz Redwoods
RV Resort

41 miles south of Pescadero Beach
4980 Highway 9, Felton, CA
(831) 335-8312
Full hook-ups, cable TV, WiFi
Bathrooms with hot showers, borders the San Lorenzo River, clubhouse and recreation room
Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort



State Parks

Butano State Park

8 miles from Pescadero Beach
1500 Cloverdale Road, Pescadero, Ca
From the south take Gazos Creek Road off Highway 1 to Cloverdale Road
From the north take Pescadero Road off Highway 1 to Cloverdale Road
(650) 879-2040
21 drive-in campsites, 18 walk-in campsites
Restrooms, water, tables, food lockers, fire rings
Butano State Park

Henry Cowell Redwood State Park

39 miles from Pescadero Beach
Highway 9 near Felton, north of Santa Cruz
(831) 335-4598
Henry Cowell State Park
Campgrounds open seasonally.
113 campsites for tents or RVs, restrooms, showers



Half Moon Bay State Beach

20 miles north of Pescadero Beach
95 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-8819
Half Moon Bay State Beach
52 campsites, some for tent, others for RVs, dump station, showers






More Parks along the Coast

Memorial Park

9 miles east of Pescadero Beach
9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, CA
(650) 879-0238
Operated by San Mateo County Division of Parks
Memorial Park
499 acres, old-growth redwoods along Pescadero Creek, open year-round
158 campsites, some for RVs up to 35 feet, water and shower facilities.

New Brighton State Beach

40 miles south of Pescadero Beach
New Brighton/Park Ave exit off Highway 101, Aptos, CA
(831) 464-6330
93-acre campground. Campsites are located on the bluff overlooking the beach.
109 campsites for tents, RVs or trailers
Restrooms, showers
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
New Brighton State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Find the Best Camping in California

California's Best Camping logo

Great campgrounds among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains and throughout California.


More RV Parks

Pelican Point RV Park

20 miles from Pescadero Beach
1001 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-9100
Ocean view and partial view sites, hook-ups

Pillar Point RV Park

13 miles from Pescadero Beach
4000 Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 712-9277
5 minute walk from beach, restrooms, showers, full hook-ups, cable TV, picnic tables, grills
Pillar Point RV Park

Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort

45 miles from Pescadero Beach
917 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-1288; Reservations: (800) 546-1288
Hot tub, swimming pool, laundry, recreation/TV room, RV and tent sites
Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort

Search This Site