Another beautiful quiet beach of the North Shore, where you can bask in the sun, enjoy the big waves and watch wildlife, the annual Van's Triple Crown of Surfing event takes place here, which draws a lot of crowds and there are much activities around this time, but otherwise it?s a prime spot for relaxing.
Kaiaka Bay Beach Park
A park located on a peninsula with no major street nearby, you'll have much tranquility while you listen to the sounds of the beach. This 53 acre beach park offers plenty of space to relax, play ball, or have a picnic. You'll have scenic views of the Waianae Mountains and you can marvel at the giant stone mushroom or otherwise known as the balancing rock, legend has it that it floated ashore.
Mokule`ia means ?a place of abundance?. During your stay here you'll have an abundance of activities to choose from, wonderful food and plenty of rest. You'll enjoy an oceanfront, which is home to sea turtles and seals. This beach is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or relaxing while watching the rising and setting of the sun. Within reach are trails, a nature reserve and you can try your hand at skydiving, gliding, and horseback riding.
This enterprise offers specialized outfitted camps, for the family or romantic getaway. You can enjoy organic traditional meals, hike, and explore the virgin island forest, the Na pali coast, discover waterfalls and beautiful beaches.
Napali Coast State Wilderness Park
The beaches and natural environment are strictly protected here so you'll need a permit, and plan on getting one months in advance. Permits are only allowed on the Hanakoa and Kalalau sites which contain camping facilities, and can be found on the 11 mile Kalalau trail.
Mirabel Trailer Park
The Mirabel Trailer Park is situated in Forestville, and is just seven miles from Santa Rosa, California. This site has been family owned for over fifty years, and is a great place to come if you are looking to unwind and do some outdoor activities in the Russian River area. It is on the edge of wine country, so is ideal if you are looking to do some tasting, or take a winery tour or two.
The site has key facilities such as water, electric hook-up and sewer, and welcomes campervans as well as tents. You can bring pets along, and the site is family friendly. If you are looking for a site where you can get away from it all, explore the outdoors, and enjoy some quiet time in a natural setting amongst the tall trees then it is worth checking out.
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay, CA
Get away in your RV rental to a close by state beach over in Half Moon Bay. Incredible sunsets and easy access make this a great spot to take the RV rental. Lock in your advance reservations early as this park fills up fast. A friendly tip to save some cash is to reserve the interior sites versus the more expensive beach front sites. Same access and views at 2/3 the price. Bring the board for surfing and fun on the sand!
San Francisco RV Resort
San Francisco RV Resort is conveniently located just 15 miles from famous Bay area attractions like The Golden Gate Bridge, Half Moon Bay, Fisherman?s Wharf and Alcatraz, San Francisco RV Resort is the perfect resting spot to enjoy central California. San Francisco RV Resort offers a very scenic location that is hard to beat. With the Pacific Ocean located just steps from the resort, campers also enjoy an endless array of outdoor activities like surfing, tide pooling or lounging on the beach. On site, guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the Resort?s amenities, including a clubhouse, BBQ/picnic area, laundry facilities, and a convenience store. If you are looking for a quality RV spot in Northern California, San Francisco has 188 sites that can accommodate the smallest RVs to 45-foot motor homes. San Francisco RV Resort is approximately 30 miles from Hayward and you will enjoy the pleasant drive.
Castle Air Museum RV Park
San Francisco, CA
The Castle Air Museum just outside of Merced, California may seem like an odd place to stay, but the Castle Air Museum RV Park gives you a place to stay in the right location! The full hook up sites are back-in, and staying here gets you a free ticket to the Castle Air Museum. This is just an asphalt lot and there is no shade or washrooms, so this is best for a fully-contained unit. Sites are two parking spots wide, and there are some picnic tables. Some sites have full hookups, or dry camping is offered at a reduced rate. There are plenty of things to do in the area. It is convenient to grocery stores, shopping, services, and all amenities, so for a self-contained unit, this is an excellent base for exploring Yosemite or the surrounding area. Fruit stand trucks often park nearby, offering the freshest produce,and there is a grassy area nearby.
The San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA
The San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA is a beautiful campground that is rated one of the top RV campgrounds in California. With 312 spacious sites on 70 acres, this KOA offers the best in family, group and big-rig RV camping. Explore San Francisco, then relax in the country at KOA, just 34 freeway miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and minutes from local wineries and breweries. Campers have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours of San Francisco (departing from KOA May October) and Wine Country. The campground is on the doorstep of Napa and Sonoma County wineries, giant redwoods, beaches, Tour Lagunitas Brewing Company and artisan cheese farms, play on world-class golf courses, shop at the Premium Outlets mall and historic Theatre District. For gaming fun, the Graton Resort & Casino is minutes away. Summer fun at KOA includes a rec program, rock wall, Jumping Pillow, pool and spa, mega playground, karaoke, hayrides and live weekend entertainment. It is hard to beat this KOA for comfortable camping in Northern California.
If you?re looking for big waves this is perhaps one of the most iconic spots. When surfing was starting to pick up in the 1950s, the surfers would come to Waimea to challenge the waves. Located close to downtown Haileiwa, you can buy food and have a picnic here or enjoy a culinary experience from the food trucks.
Known as the ?Lost? beach, since part of the series was shot here, your eyes will be filled with scenic landscapes. This long white-sand beach has shallow reef lines much of the coastline, so it is not a prime beach to go swimming, but this makes it a quiet beach. You can watch sea turtles, and if you?re into surfing, check out the off shore surfing spots known as the Himalayas.
Explore the Coconut coast by walking, jogging or biking Kauai Path. You can bring a picnic and enjoy side paths to the ocean every mile or so. You can start in South Kapaa and make your way North to Kealia Beach, approximately 7 miles in length.
You can find a safe place to swim, snorkel and explore marine creatures. There are two rock enclosed ponds, which create natural pools where small reef tropical fish tend to visit. The beaches have a lifeguard, and make it the perfect atmosphere for beginners to learn snorkeling.
Na Pali Coast State Park
Na pali (which means high cliffs) features beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. These emerald cliffs rise at 4,000 feet along the shoreline, where you'll find waterfalls within a rugged terrain. It is said that this landscape has remained intact and it appears as it did centuries ago. There is no access for vehicles, and the best ways to explore this gem are by hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, or by helicopter.
Priceville Botanical Gardens
This is a family grown and operated botanical garden, with showcases exotic flowers, delightful fruit trees, organic homegrown chocolate and beehives. There are tours where you'll get a taste of homemade chocolate, honey, seasonal fruit samplings, and where you'll learn about native Hawaiian flora, tropical medicinal plants, sacred flowers, and more.
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway's Beach)
After a tough hike, your reward is coming upon a secluded cove like beach. This gem is mostly hidden by palm trees and rocks. This is a perfect place to snorkeling once the tide is calm. Bring a picnic and enjoy this private beach.
Queen?s Bath is an open-air lava tube, which creates a natural spring swimming pool with caves. But this trip is for the experienced hiker and swimmer. It?s a bit of a treacherous hike and there are strong waves, but it?s well worth it. You'll be greeted with views of 20 foot waves and pristine beaches. Make sure you go during low tide.
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Kaloko means pond and here at this park you can view important wetlands which harbor native birds, and the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, which is one of the only 2 mammals native to the Hawaiian Islands. Honokohau means "bay drawing dew" and it?s a reference to the ancient settlement which today is an archaeological site. Here you can hike and discover ancient fishponds, houses, petroglyphs and sacred sites. You can also marvel at the Ai?opio Fishtrap a 1.7 acre pond which is enclosed by stonewall which serves as an artificial enclosure to trap fish.
Honaunau National Historical Park
Honaunau is a 180 acre national park that preserves a sacred place. You can admire the tikis that stand around the bay, walk through an ancient Hawaiian village and witness how the kings of Hawaii once lived. Demonstrations of Hawaiian games, poi (taro-root paste) pounding, canoe making, and more events are frequently scheduled. There are natural pools and a picnic area. Nearby is an excellent snorkeling place composed of a lava shelf.