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Camping right on the beach?

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Camping right on the beach?

I was wondering if it is ok to camp on the beach over night?

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1. Re: Camping right on the beach?

I'm not 100% sure about Carmel but I know there are some beautiful camping sites in Big Sur, which only a 20 minute drive. Make sure to call before you make reservations since I know there were lots of fires in the area earlier in the season.

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2. Re: Camping right on the beach?

As far as I know, overnight camping on the beach is not allowed in this area. I'm not sure about Big Sur (which is an hour away). There are great campgrounds there, but I don't know about camping on the beach.

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3. Re: Camping right on the beach?

I don't think it's allowed, and I don't think it would be very safe to camp directly on the beach in this area, with dangerous sleeper waves possibly washing you out to sea. But there are a couple of state parks around Monterey Bay where you can camp on a bluff directly above the beach. Sunset and Manresa State beaches≥

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4. Re: Camping right on the beach?

Only in designated areas & few right on the beach. Marina Dunes North of Monterrey about 300 yards from the Ocean with 65 RV sites & 10 tent campsites. A bit farther North are New Brighton state beach, Seacliff State Beach both near Santa Cruz. A Walk In site is Manresa State beach about half way between Santa Cruz & Monterrey. In Big Sur another walk in is Andrew Molera State Park.

Get a copy of Foghorns California Camping by Tom Stienstra of the San Fransicos Chronicle with over 1,500 camp grounds in California. The Information is very accurate & is my camping BIBLE. www.foghorn.com $21.95 at most book stores.

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Thanks for the responses

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