Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA Reviews

Tent Reviews

Oct 21, 2020
As usual I love to stay at Costanoa with my family. The more I stay there the happier I am. It is a small paradise in nature.
Oct 21, 2020
We did tent camping and had a great time. The tent sites were huge, flat, on grass with a nice picnic table. The place was clean, well run and very well set up. The bathrooms were great, hot water, shower and clean flush toilets. We took both trails to the beach and could walk there in under 30 minutes. The staff were VERY friendly. The whole place was decorated with pumpkins to fall.
Oct 20, 2020
Excellent as always!please consider selling propane at the general store and having a fire pit constructed at the tent camp sites.
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
We have been to your campsite about five times and I was blown away with the professionalism cleanliness and the amount of things that were open during corona. Seriously so impressed and already told several friends they need to make a reservation
Oct 19, 2020
check in process was so friendly and welcoming! The young lady checking us in was so helpful and just started our stay off wonderfully! Very well maintained, and loved seeing the staff in the little carts just checking things out. The gardeners were very welcoming of us checking out the farm. loved our stay and can't wait to be back!
Oct 16, 2020
Wonderful! Beautiful grounds and clean facilities.
Oct 16, 2020
Enjoyed the cleanliness of the grounds and the amenities, however there were no fire pits for the camp area that we stayed in, so that was unfortunate. All in all we had a great time!
Oct 16, 2020
All the employees very responsible with masks on, and the grounds were beautiful. Perfect weather, great amenities, and friendly people.
Oct 16, 2020
The tent sites are far below average- it is not specified when booking that the sites are walk-in (not drive-up). It’s also only listed in fine print that they don’t have fire pits. It is ABSURD for a non- beach front, walk-in tent pad with NO fire pit and ZERO privacy to be $50. We’ve been on the road for 4 months hiking and camping on the west coast and have never felt so badly ripped off.
Oct 13, 2020
We had a lot of space to spread out and everyone really respected the rules of noise level on site. So convenient and clean! The staff were really friendly.
Oct 13, 2020
Camping is always great at Costanoa. I especially like how welcoming the staff is and how nice all the sites are.
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 07, 2020
Site needs to offer the optio of premade tent sites, detailed online map would be helpful. Thank you.
Oct 06, 2020
Costanoa campgrounds is my happy place. The garden the beach the hummingbirds ... it’s the best place to unwind. The staff is amazing. I highly recommend Costanoa. Thank you so much!
Oct 03, 2020
Very Clean and safe. Very friendly helpful staff. Lots to see and do in surrounding areas
Oct 01, 2020
The staff was incredibly friendly and the grounds are beautiful. We had a wonderful stay and are so glad Costanoa was able to reopen after the fires and during this pandemic for a socially-distant friendly trip.
Sep 30, 2020
The clerk was so mean to me about the masks. They treated me like an animal or something. Never coming back.
Sep 28, 2020
The camp host Brian who checked us in was really great; helpful and friendly and made us feel welcome. The camping spot we had was spacious and had a nice picnic table, and was also close to the comfort stations which was nice.
Sep 28, 2020
Super easy to get setup and very clean. Loved it. Great beach right down the street.
Sep 27, 2020
We have gone here many times. But this mist recent stay was not the best. The situation of the campground is great. But in trying to spread out the campsites they’ve made it much worse. We ended up in a middle grass area with three other campsites which each had two tents and tons of kids! It was a zoo and super crowded. I’m sure the weekdays are fine but this weekend was a zoo.
Sep 26, 2020
You need to put soap in the bathrooms. We stay 3 nights and all this day was empty.
Sep 21, 2020
Clean grounds Beautiful surroundings.
Sep 16, 2020
The staff is very helpful and the campground is incredibly clean. I can’t wait to visit again.
Aug 21, 2020
Unfortunately, Tuesday 18th, due to will fires in the area, we had to evacuate the campgrounds around 10:30 at night. For me I was very difficult evacuating because I was on a bicycle tour. I had to bicycle 24 miles back to Half Moon Bay not knowing if I was going to find a place to sleep,
Aug 16, 2020
The staff is very friendly while checking in and out. Clean restroom and shower. One thing I like best is that during COVID-19 they re-drew the camping site spaces and make each site bigger, which makes our camping experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. Will come back next time.
Aug 14, 2020
Overall a very nice stay. One bummer about tent campsites is no fire ring/pit. We took advantage of fireplaces by Comfort Stations, but it's a little weird being right outside the bathrooms. Speaking of bathrooms, they were some of the nicest I've experienced camping and I imagine that has more to do with Costanoa than KOA, but still a very nice perk. Love ocean location & Carla in reg v. helpful!
Aug 13, 2020
We camped in a tent at the lighthouse camp ground. The campsites were close together but we were able to stay separated. The communal camp fires located by the bathrooms supplied free wood. The facilities were clean with free hot water showers and flushable toilets. We had great access to hikes and the beach. Overall we enjoyed a great trip!!
Aug 13, 2020
The bathrooms and campground were clean, and there were excellent adaptations to COVID-19 - we felt safe! Only downsides were that it was busier than we expected (lots of RVs) and there was a baby crying through the night.
Aug 09, 2020
A gorgeous campground with tons of possibilities. We enjoy "glamping" while still pitching our tent. Warming stations, showers,clean restrooms, even restaurants and a general store! We enjoy the hiking trails and have been able to watch the full moon rise from the lookout overlooking the ocean and surrounding forest. Hike to the beach is equally awesome. Near Pescadero for a bike ride and lunch.
Aug 09, 2020
It was lovely, great for hiking and easy access to the coast. They do seem to have a lot of rules (eg. no hammocks, no fires in tent camping area), and my friend was unexpectedly approached by security in the middle of the night when she went to use the restroom, acted like she needed an escort. Other than that, it really was lovely to be able to camp with friends in a beautiful place.
Aug 07, 2020
It is a very nice campground, clean and everyone is friendly. However it was upsetting that we were only allowed 1 car in the Tent camping area but most other tent campers had more than 1 car. I had called prior asking if we could pay for an extra car was was very rudely told no so this was upsetting when there was 6 tent camp sites and we had at least 10 cars every night
Aug 05, 2020
The first night was amazing! The set up of where they moved some of the tent sites had less privacy than we are used to, but we got over it. The second night a large rowdy group moved into some bungalows from the lodge and were making noise late and back up the next morning at it again early. It sounded like a frat party. We told the ladies at check out, but no accommodations were offered.
Aug 05, 2020
Clean. Friendly people. Beach access is about a mile and a half walk but well worth it.
Aug 05, 2020
INCREDIBLE! We didn't want to leave. Even with activities/amenities limited, it was still a beautiful and fun place to stay. Great location near the cost, weekend immaculate grounds and friendly folks.
Aug 03, 2020
Aug 02, 2020
We had a great stay and really appreciate the physical distancing that was created so we could camp safely.
Aug 01, 2020
The location and facility were excellent. My only disappointment was in the way the tent area does not allow for privacy.
Jul 29, 2020
Jul 28, 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Beautiful campgrounds with plenty to do and see. We just wish that there was a fire pit at our site in ohlone because it was so cold without one.
Jul 27, 2020
It is truly a resort experience! Our family loved it!
Jul 26, 2020
So it was a spare of the moment road trip.I got a tent spot "lucky". So we headed down the one from Pismo to Costanoa it was so beautiful. So we arrived in Santa Cruz to our spot at 3pm everything went smooth until I packed the shower tent and not the tent we are supposed to sleep in! Eeek went to the front & SO AWESOME!!! they had a spare tent!! Saved the day thank you to the staff:)
Jul 25, 2020
Great, easy stay for families!
Jul 20, 2020
The staff make the place for sure, although the place is nice and well kept.
Jul 19, 2020
I really liked how clean the campsite was, how friendly the other campers were, and how nice the whole campground looked. I didn't like how there wasn't a place to build a campfire next to our tent.
Jul 17, 2020
Showers/restrooms neat and tidy! Our campsite is perfect for our big family, kids enjoyed playing on the grassy ground, spacious, the only thing we cant do was that we can’t do camp fire because of the fire hazard so we need to go to the family area to warm ourselves.. we wanted to go back here next time!!
Jul 17, 2020
We had a great time for our first time KOA camping, we are a family of 4, small kids had fun, and we stayed at the light house grove camping site, the bathroom are clean we wanted to stay longer but we will definitely coming back to camp again. im thinking if i should get the membership.
Jul 14, 2020
Reservation made a year in advance, the site was so short the fire pit was on our bumper. The narrow site barely allowed us to open cargo doors due to the trellis around the the electrical box. This was not worth $118. The tent site for $54 was awful. They tried to put my one discount in the 3 night tent sight, not the 4 night RV site. I called several times,staff was rude. Worst KOA ever.
Jul 13, 2020
We stayed there from July 10-12 and I must say it was a really good break for our family. The location is awesome with lot of activities to do around the area like hiking and walking to the beach. Proper social distancing protocols were in place, restrooms and shower was very clean and had limitations on how many people can be in at a time. Would highly recommend this place.