Preston Island Parking no camping signs everywhere | Wild Camping

United States

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

Details

Verified:
10 months ago
Altitude:
13.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
joe94

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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MODERATOR NOTE: Place removed because camping is illegal here. Signs posted and enforced

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Now has a ton of no camping/overnight signs. Very unfortunate. It would have been a beautiful place to stay.

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This place is permanently closed.

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This place is permanently closed.

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This place is closed for overnight parking or camping! They gave us a warning in the morning, good people.
They are signs arrownd now.

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No camping signs posted all over. pretty spot too!

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A great spot for the night, right on the beach. Four other vehicles stayed the night. There is a public park at the top of the hill, which was a bonus for our kids.

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Took a chance and drove down at around 8:45pm on a Saturday to check it out. Was pleasantly surprised to find it nearly empty; a few others quietly parked (a sprinter and a few other cars/SUVs), but no noise, besides the ocean. Parked along the road down to the lot itself, a little ways down from the sprinter, another car joined me.

Great data on Verizon. Definitely one of the best free spots I’ve stayed in. Worth it to check out; if it’s too rowdy, the Home Depot is 5 mins away. Also there are bathrooms at the park up the road, doors open and lights on when I drove past after dark, but I did not go inside to check cleanliness.

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Drove down here to check it out and saw some shady people. We didn't feel comfortable staying here.

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Great place for sunset WOW!
But only good for camping if you like people continuously coming to socialize, play loud bass or whatever else they like to do late night and early morning 5:30am and someone just rolled up blasting bass from their car speakers.
Not worth the nights stay unless you can sleep through anything. That said, no one messed with me in my Westy even with my expensive mountain bike on the back.
Not suitable for anything bigger than a Sprinter.

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Right on the ocean, some shady people for sure. Not really suitable for anything over 30’. It was pretty hard to turn my 40’ Skoolie around. Looks like a lot people come here to get high. But it’s right down town. A travel trailer would be hard to turn around it parking lot is busy.

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NOT SAFE. We stayed half a night. At night locals were driving up and down the road multiple times and just turning around. They seemed to be scoping out the place. We woke up at 2am to a man trying to steal our bikes off the back of our van. We scared him off but left right away.

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This place had a beautiful view in the morning and felt safe. There were two other cars staying overnight in the area

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Really beautiful spot. A lot of other cars so I won’t stay long, but I had great service with AT&T and google fi, and the views were amazing. There are bathrooms in a park up there hill, but they were closed when I checked

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Gorgeous site, can be a bit busy during the day, quiet and peaceful at night.

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As described , gravel parking lot near the ocean with beautiful views.

No one hassled me for overnight parking, but there were lots of locals in and out all night. None of the other reviews mention this, so not sure if things have changed because of COVID possibly or just a one-time occurrence. But all night, sets of two cars would meet up in the parking lot. A few also came to just park and do stuff in their cars. I wasn’t sure what everyone was doing, but felt a little sketchy.

Another thing to note is that this is right at sea level, maybe 20-30 feet from the ocean. The night I was there a storm was coming in and the swells were 15-25 feet bigger than normal. With a high surf warning, I didn’t feel very safe sleeping that close to the ocean so I camped in one of the pull of spots on the road down to this parking lot. So this might not the best spot during strong winter storms.

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Great spot close to town and right on the beach. There are a few other cars here. Good ATT service

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A good little spot. Lots of people coming and going in the evening- like someone else said, seems like a local hangout. There were a handful of other vehicle dwellers in the morning. The beach was nice, a good place to wander and drink your coffee.

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we were the only one here overnight. had the best sleep in past week, with the sound of ocean. super nice and private spot next to the ocean.

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We will probably be the one unpopular opinion. This was not our favorite spot. It worked for a couple days and had great Verizon service to work, but wouldn’t stay there again if we didn’t have to. Beach access which is nice. Lots of traffic in and out and I’m guessing a local hang out spot. Lots of people with loud music.

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This is a great place. Beautiful. There is NO signage on this beach that says no overnight camping. We spent time enjoying the sea and picking up trash...there was lots!

However, a sheriff visited us this morning while we were having coffee, to tell us we couldn't sleep here. We said, "We aren't sleeping." Which we weren't. We had stayed the night like 4 other overlanders. The sheriff referenced a city ordinance, which we were able to find. I figure they don't enforce this unless it's a weekend at this particular location, especially because there are no signs here and there are in other places. So it's hit or miss if you'll get a knock on your door.

We fit with our 35' rig and follow truck. There was enough room for 4+ other runs and vehicles.

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Great parking down a little road for a few vehicles. Have parked here before no problem. But 2 nights ago an officer did knock in the morning saying someone complained so they had to come. No ticket. A guy with a big bus did say he was threatened with a ticket. Sounds like it's ok unless the call comes. City property. No trash cans, pack it out. STUNNING VIEWS.

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Great spot! Beautiful views. I accidentally drove past the entrance cause it’s not marked. Was easy to miss at night.

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Great spot. Little small for bigger rigs. I was here late in the fall so no one else was there but for cars coming down to watch the sunset. My rig is 25' with a 16' trailer behind it & was snuggle but doable. Super windy but so beautiful.

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Great place no one bothered us. Parked here all night, even had some Chusers join us.

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Best spot around. Fit my long wheelbase Sprinter w/ motorcycle on the back with no issues. Cop rolled by in the morning while we cooked breakfast outside in the lot and didn’t even stop.

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Was a bit nervous at first because this seems like a very busy spot, mostly for people watching the sunset. I sleep in my car so I wasn’t sure how much privacy I would have. But it cleared out once the sun went down, and there were.3 other vans that pulled in that made me feel a little safer. A cop came down and didn’t say anything. Beautiful sunset. There is a park up above that has bathrooms if you need. Otherwise was easy to ready for the night.

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Great lot, mostly quiet. Lovely ocean sounds. We stayed for a night before heading to the red woods.

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Had a nice stay. The smell and sound of the ocean was lovely. Lots of vehicles coming in and out looking for a spot to stay due to the popularity of this app.

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A great place that allows camping in vans/rigs. We were here with 3 others. Quite and able to cook. Wonderful place!

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Nice spot for an overnight. We had several other vans parked here for the night.

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Rolled into this spot late and shared the space with one RV and one Van. Super quiet with lovely ocean sounds. Woke up with the sun and had a very nice walk with my dog on the beach. Lots of crab sightings. would definitely reccomend this spot for the night.

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Right off of Pebble Beach Drive is a paved drive that goes down to the coast with a gravel lot at the end. There are no signs restricting overnight parking or camping. This is one of the best spots we have found on our whole trip. We had the place to ourselves almost all night.

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