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Sept 7-11, 2020
Stayed here starting on the tail end of the Labor Day holiday weekend. No full hook up (FHU) spaces available on the holiday night (Monday the 7th) so we stayed in the "dry camp" section (no water, power or sewer). Since we do not have an on-board generator we "roughed" it. But it was very quiet. We were the only RV in the Dry Camp section. The next 4 nights were in the FHU section up above the beach. Level spot, easy hookups (no cable TV). The entire RV park, and the surround CA State Beaches, are surfer destinations. They pour into the area at 5 am and hit the waves. But the military FamCamp is very quiet at night, no parties or loud groups. Lots of families but very quiet after 10 pm. Each space has a big concrete fire pit and it was nice to sit out in the evening and watch the sunset over a wood fire. Easy walk down to the beach. The base Commissary and Exchange are a 5 minute drive from the Park, with a gas station (Diesel was 30 cents cheaper than the neighboring Orange County). There is also a Sonic Drive-In there for food and ice cream. The Park shower/restroom building needs some work, but the shower water was hot and no timers. Odd, but the pull-through spaces are not FHU, they only have water and power (no sewer). And the back in spaces on the bluff overlooking the ocean are also only water and power, but they have the best view. The FHU spaces are all back in (some are down directly on the beach, we stayed in Space #100, in another section up above the bluff). Office staff is nice and very accommodating. Some public areas closed due to the Covid-19. The California and Amtrak trains run North/South right next to the Park (and adjacent to the Interstate 5). But since there are no stops or crossings nearby they do not blow the train horn. You just hear a quick "swoosh" as the train goes by. You can get on the commuter train in Orange County or Oceanside and travel to downtown San Diego for a reasonable ticket price. In summary, it's a nice park if you like being on the beach, and at $45 it was MUCH cheaper than the private RV parks in Oceanside and Orange County that were charging $125+ per night.