Ideally located, this popular resort is home base for tourists
The Pismo Coast Village RV Resort has been attracting tourists ever since the mid 1970s. Consisting of 26 acres and 400 sites, it is a five-time winner of The National Park of the Year Award. Conveniently located on the Central Coast, this destination continues to gain popularity and provides a variety of activities for visitors.
Resort guests enjoy many amenities including a heated swimming pool, outdoor basketball court, miniature golf course, arcade, and bicycle rental. There is a restaurant on site, complimentary wireless Internet access and a general store that sells items ranging from toiletries to local wine. The beach is just footsteps away and access to restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.
When asked what sets the resort apart from others, CEO and general manager of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort Jay Jamison says, “A couple of things – number one is location; proximity to the beach, walking distance to nice restaurants, shopping and so forth. Our brochure says ‘make this place your home base’ and that’s what people do. We’ve talked to people daily that have gone wine tasting or to Hearst Castle. There’s Morro Bay and they will go as far as south as Chumash. There a lot of great places to go for the day.”
The resort, originally owned by a private company, was constructed in the early 1970s. It was headed for bankruptcy until Pismo Coast Village Inc. was formed out of bankruptcy in 1975; it is now a shareholder company made up of 18 directors and 50-70 employees depending on the season. Many have worked there for over five years and some as long as 20-plus years.
The resort’s busiest time of year, July, consistently has sites fully booked. Summer and holiday seasons bring in families; couples tend to stay during the off-season.
“RVers are very social and there is a comradery that goes along with that,” Jamison says. “Folks come back year after year and they get to know the staff pretty well.”
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort sponsors many events throughout the year including The Pismo Beach Classic Car Show and The Clam Festival. Giving back to the community is important to the staff as well – they hold an annual Christmas party for mentally and or/ physically challenged children from local elementary schools and also donate free camp nights to various benefits both locally and in the Central Valley.
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is located at 165 S. Dolliver St. in Pismo Beach. For more information or to make a reservation, call (888) 782-3224 or visit pismocoastvillage.com. Check out the resort on Facebook, Yelp, and also on campcalifornia.com and gocampingamerica.com.
— Michelle Damian