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Manchester State Beach Campgrounds

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 2 June 2016

First off I need to correct TripAdvisor's listing. This campground isn't in Point Arena, a town six miles to the south. It's in the town of Manchester, CA, which has about 450 residents, one general store and not much else of interest to travelers. Also, the name of the campground is "Manchester State Park"--there's no "Beach" in the name. Manchester...

Thank Lee T
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 27 September 2014

My husband and I loved this campground. The sites are spaced far apart which is nice for some privacy and quiet. At night you could hear the roar of the ocean and in the morning we got to drink coffee while watching a doe and two fawns graze in the dunes behind our campsite. For around $14 a site it...

1Thank Karalyn T
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 13 September 2014

There is not much to save this camp ground, really. It's a "beach" campground without the beach anywhere easily accessible. About a half mile away there is a cliff you can sit and drink coffee or wine at, and that's pretty, but you have to walk up a sandy hill to do it. After that it's about a mile to...

Thank Vallianm
Bay Area, CA
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is not a hotel. This is a campground! If you want to get away this is a good spot. Limited cell service. The campgrounds has piped water and pit toilets. The pit toilets will scare away most of the people(city slickers?), but the area is awesome. If you really can't handle roughing it a bit, KOA is right next...

1Thank Steve T
Oakland, California
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This is a wonderful campground. My girlfriend and I were disappointed with the camping along the coast. Everything seemed to be expensive spots that were more of adventure parks than camping spots. While driving we decided to turn off to the beach in Manchester State park and found this little gem. It was way more affordable. It was quiet with...

5Thank Mwilenchik

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Additional Information about Manchester State Beach Campgrounds

Address: Point Arena, CA
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Point Arena
Also Known As:
Manchester State Beach Campgrounds Hotel Point Arena
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The two small outhouses in the middle of the campground are stinky. The larger vault toilets are fine.”
  • View inside the campgrdound. Campsites are relatively spacious.
  • View of the campground's hiking trail near the ocean, by a small pond..
  • Thi shows the western half of the campgrunds, arranged around the treeline. Vault toilet on left
Ehkzu, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The beach entrance is on the right side. Follow the path and signs. Otherwise you can be trudging around in sand/bushes for a while. If you go straight up the sand dune, it's just a cliff. Bring a hose if you can, this saves hauling water around. Bring buckets/bins for washing to save water!”
319stevet, 21 Aug 2014 | Read review
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