Looking for that perfect Pismo Beach RV rental on RVshare begins with deciding what kind of RV best suits your needs. RVs are grouped according to their size and whether or not they have their own motor. A non-motorized RV must be towed by another vehicle. Motorized RVs travel under their own power.
Non-motorized RVs range in size from smaller foldable camper rentals in Pismo Beach to large travel trailers. Ensuring you have enough horsepower to tow the size of trailer you want to rent will be paramount. You won’t need a heavy-duty truck to haul your pop-up camper rental in Pismo Beach, but you will if you choose a more spacious fifth-wheel trailer. If you own a dirt bike, ATV, or motorcycle and would like to take advantage of the fact that driving on the beach is permitted at Pismo Beach, then renting a toy hauler is recommended. Toy haulers are travel trailers with garage spaces and are often equipped with tie-downs. Kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, and camping gear can also be stored here.
There are three classes of motorized RVs. Class A motorhome rentals in Pismo Beach can be quite luxurious. Being the largest drivable RV size, Class As are roomy and can resemble an apartment on wheels. Of course, driving and parking an apartment presents some challenges. This isn’t something drivers of Class B RVs worry about because Class B RVs are van-sized. Class C RVs straddle a kind of middle ground. They handle like large pickup trucks but have more amenities and more room than Class B campervans.
Your RV rental in Pismo Beach will let you enjoy some excellent camping spots where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of ocean waves. At Oceano Dunes SVRA, camping is allowed right on the beach. Replete with sand dunes, this state vehicular recreation area is extremely popular with off-roaders, but those who go RVing here should have experience driving a heavy vehicle on sand. Oceano Campground, whose RV sites have hook-ups, and North Beach Campground, whose sites do not, have beach access within walking distance.
If you like your RV campgrounds with more amenities, Pismo Coast Village RV Resort and Holiday RV Park both offer full hook-ups, heated pools, and laundromats; additional amenities include a miniature golf course, a dog park, an arcade room, and a library with board games. Do you want to feel immersed in nature? Situated in a wooded, hilly area, the Avila/Pismo Beach KOA has a secluded feel yet is only a couple of miles from beaches and restaurants.
Adjacent to one another, these two parks are famous for their expanses of sequoia trees, the largest trees in the world. In fact, General Sherman, a giant sequoia found in Sequoia National Park, is 2,100 years old and is considered the largest living single stem tree on earth. General Sherman is but one of the many natural wonders you’ll find in these parks. Take a guided tour of Sequoia’s underground caves. Go rock climbing, especially to Moro Rock, where you can enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of the area’s natural beauty. Go hiking on a variety of trails and perhaps spot a black bear or two.
RV camping without hook-ups is possible inside both parks although there are limits on vehicle length, and dumpstations are only found at a few campgrounds, such as Princess and Lodgepole. Private campgrounds, like Sequoia RV Park in Dunlap and Sequoia RV Ranch in Three Rivers, will have amenities like Wi-Fi, hook-ups, and laundry facilities.
Pismo Beach has several storage facilities that will allow you to safely store your RV when you aren’t using it or when it isn’t convenient to keep it in your driveway. RV storage often provides security measures superior to what you would have if your RV were to be simply parked outside your home, including live-in managers, perimeter fencing, and 24-hour video surveillance. Some facilities offer services that go beyond storage. These include winterization, preventive maintenance, and RV delivery.
There are a few different options for dumpstations near Pismo Beach, including:
Unsurprisingly, beach activities are some of the top things to do in Pismo Beach. When they’re not kayaking, surfing, or digging for Pismo Beach’s famous clams, many visitors choose to rent ATVs to ride on the beach. Docent-led tours of the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove are popular during the butterflies’ migration season from October to February. You can also hop in your camper rental in Pismo Beach and head north for a wine tasting in San Luis Obispo’s wineries or go to tour Hearst Castle in San Simeon.
The City of Pismo Beach puts on an annual summer concert series at the Pismo Beach Rotary Amphitheater showcasing regional musical groups. You can catch the excitement of college sports by taking in a game at California Polytechnic State University at nearby San Luis Obispo. An NCAA Division I school whose teams compete in the Big West and Great West conferences, Cal Poly hosts football, basketball, soccer, and baseball games throughout the year.
Highway 1 merges with Highway 101 as the latter passes through Pismo Beach.