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Posted: 12/28/10 08:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We went on a last min. trip to Pismo beach only to find the campground (North Beach) we wanted under water!
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We end up at another ok site in Oceano
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We went to Pismo to see the annual Butterfly Migration. There were over 21,000 this time


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Them off for some lunch on the beach

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Walk on Pismo Pier

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View from the pullout on the way home

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Very quick two day trip, had great weather in the low 60's during the day. Thinking I may need to get bigger tires so I can camp on the beach without dragging my frame on all the little dunes....

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Looks like you had an empty beach.Winter time is nice since summer is a zoo(about the only time i go to escape the heat)

That is some soft sand but i wouldnt worry about tires i take my 2500hd with 265/75/16 tires there with no probs.Either with camper and towing flatbed or toyhauler with truck loaded too.

Truck is 4x4 and i will have to air down to 10 pounds with either camper or toyhauler to avoid getting stuck.I do get a kick from watching the big dumb truck guys who wont air down as much and think they can power thru the sand with all the black smoke shooting out the thru the bed exhaust stacks sinking to a halt.

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Posted: 12/29/10 06:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice!!! [emoticon]

Can you actually camp out on the beach? I didn't know of any west coast beaches that allowed that.


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Posted: 12/29/10 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice pics, looks like a good time. [emoticon]

Yes we did have plenty of water and flooding around here recently.

Pismo/Oceano is the only beach I know of in the southern half of California where you can take a vehicle on the sand and camp. It's also a big atv/motorcycle playground area.


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Years ago, I frequently went to Pismo, with motorcycles, Dune Buggies and Sandrails. We stopped going after the first year they had outside toilets. At that time, the beach was 28-miles long and 5-miles wide at it's widest point. We could play on all of it. The last week we were there, they did a headcount, and said over 200,000 people. It was a 4th of July weekend, and sure did not seem to be that many people. It is my understanding the play area has been cut way back since we were there. We had some great times.

I have always wanted to see the annual Butterfly Migration, but never have. Maybe one day.

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My family was on the beach above you guys with my two black dogs. We were also in our truck camper in Oceano, still there actually. I saw you taking pictures of your rig and I told my wife, maybe he will post on RV.net! Yes some nice weather but plenty of rain last night and cold and windy today, perfect for some kitesurfing.

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kitesurfer wrote:

... cold and windy today, perfect for some kitesurfing.
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kitesurfer wrote:

My family was on the beach above you guys with my two black dogs. We were also in our truck camper in Oceano, still there actually. I saw you taking pictures of your rig and I told my wife, maybe he will post on RV.net! Yes some nice weather but plenty of rain last night and cold and windy today, perfect for some kitesurfing.


Small world! I saw three truck campers in the back of Oceano, were you all together?

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Yes, that was us, two Fords and a Dodge, the noisy ones with all the kids and dogs.

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