DeMartin beach picnic area | Wild Camping

United States

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4 days ago
Altitude:
7.1 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
JacksonXu

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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Excellent spot on the coast! Seems like most other places along the 101 have been shut down recently, but this place is still good! About 8 other vans/rvs with us for the night. Park on the beach side to try and block out the traffic noise with the waves, works pretty well. Two fire pits and two picnic tables, perfect for cooking and chilling.

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Exactly as described, an overnight friendly lot with picnic benches, fire pits, fellow campers, and great views

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Very nice place, we even saw daulpins!! Nice climbing walls by the beach too!
We could fall asleep on the sound of the waves. Noisy traffic in the morning... But still a great place.

Très bel endroit pour dormir tout près de l'eau! On a même vu des dauphins! Beau mur d'escalade sur la plage waw
S'endormir au son des vagues, mais du bruit de traffic le matin. Ça reste un superbe endroit pour dormir!

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Nice spot to fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Bathrooms just half a mile down the road. Even after 11 pm there were quite a few cars driving on the road still, so there's definitely some road noise.

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Clean! Cool views, pretty sunset, lots of vans and smaller big rigs. Would stay again, but would prefer a actual campground over a parking lot, but terrific nights stay!

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Nice spot to spend the evening and night. Room for a dozen cars or so. Close together. Highway is close so some noise.

Ocean view is nice.

Almost no Verizon and no AT&T signal. But Starlink works great in this location.

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As described. We even put up a tent here for a night, and someone else did too. No one disturbed us and it was pretty quiet considering it is next to the 101. No cell service.

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Nice parking lot, several other campers here. Right between the beach and highway, which is a bit noisy. Enjoyed a sunset with dinner right on the beach!

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Stayed one night in our 19 foot van. Several other cars/vans were here too. Small parking lot right off Highway 1. Some road noise. Beautiful beach sunset. During the day until sunset there were a lot of people enjoying the area. At night very peaceful.

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Small T-shaped parking lot. The description as big-rig friendly is only accurate if you consider an extended van as a big rig. You don't want to pull in here with a trailer.

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Very nice and level spot. Road very close and can be noisy. Nice beach. No service with t-mobile.
Bm.aroundtheworld from Switzerland

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Stayed a night and met some fellow travelers! It's a fairly busy spot until the sun goes down, but everyone we met was friendly and it was a fine place to stay overnight. There are also some great fire pits and no "no" signs. Go for it!

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no signs about no camping. great view. we were the only ones there. great spot to stay the night! there are bathrooms a minute or so drive south.

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Beautiful place to wake up to.
Stayed here one night and I wasn't the only one. Not too noisy and nobody came to tell us to leave. Didn't see any signs either.

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Previous check-in is incorrect. There are no signs anywhere whatsoever. I and another van stayed the night with no problems.

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Sorry to report it seems the authorities have caught on. Entrance is clearly marked No Camping and “Closed from Sunset to Sunrise.”

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Great quiet park . Big rig friendly, great view ocean is really beautiful. No bathrooms seems to be the reason people leave

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Awesome place to spend the night! Watched the sunset over the waves and then settled in for some reading in our van. Quiet, about 4 other vehicles when we woke up and got on the road again.

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We prius camped here. There was one other car with a couple tent camping, a truck with a camper, and an RV on the other side of the lot. Despite being directly off the highway, it wasn’t too loud. The ocean was the perfect amount of white noise. Bathrooms and some great trails are located 1/2 mile south on the 101. Takes only minutes to get to. A family came to the beach for a while then left but everything quieted down before midnight. People pulled in early to take pictures of the beach- it’s beautiful. I would totally stay here again. I loved this spot.

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At the moment it’s 10:46 PM, one tent towards the bridge with 2 humans and a large canine, and to our left are 3 others enjoying the same crashing waves, the occasional vehicle passing by, and start stars ✨ that twinkle in a typical PNW fashion. Sunset you ask? Amazing. Locals with tiny tots and headlamps touching starfish until 10 PM?... you got it. Respectful neighbors? It’s sure here this evening. Peace? Absolutely.

Safe. Clean. Happy. Thank you rangers of California for making this happen. Let’s all contribute to this place so it stays open for a long time to come.

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An ok spot, definitely more van friendly. We arrived around 7pm to 3-4 vans/trucks and by 9pm the lot was packed with buses, vans and cars (10+). There was enough room to park our 24ft class C with no issues. We ran our generator when we arrived for about 10 minutes to charge our devices and had a local van ask us to shut down because of the noise (mind you this spot is right off of 101 with highway noise).. We shut down and continued to have another local from further down stand in front of our rig and glare at us for 10-15 minutes. We got very unwelcome vibes from the locals parked here. Ended up moving across the lot to get level (in front of where we were previously parked against the rock wall) and had those same vans and a car camper turn on their headlights and shine flashlights at us until 11pm lighting up the inside of our rig. We opened our windows for airflow and to listen to the ocean and immediately had smoke roll in from the same group of locals vans. Cars driving on 101 blew their horns all night as well. We left at 5am after a crappy night of sleep. Maybe we just had a bad crowd but I wouldn’t recommend this spot unless you are a heavy sleeper. No signal for AT&T or TMobile. Beach is great if you stay in front of the parking lot, lots of trash and graffiti on the right side under the bridge.

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Got here late with about a dozen other vans and probably some locals. For what it is, it’s amazing.

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This spot is absolutely beautiful. Barely any traffic noise and the waves drown out almost everything anyway. Stayed overnight and plan to head back soon when passing through again.

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Pros: What a great spot! Watched the sunset from the back of my Subaru, saw some seals playing in the surf and woke up to a quiet morning walk on the beach
Cons: no privacy and the parking lot was full so get here early. The surf drowns out the highway noise if you snag an oceanside spot but I could see how some of the spaces can get loud. There is a gnarly drop off in the cement on the left hand side that rocked a few cars so be wary

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Amazing views. Nice and quiet even though there were 6 other vans when we arrived.

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Totally awesome spot. Ended up staying two nights, shared the lot with 6-8 other vehicles each night. The waves kinda drown out the 101 noise. Highly recommend.

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Beautiful spot. Parking lot with couple fire pits and picnic table.

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Beautiful !!! Such a gem at redwoods overnight ❤️

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so much bigger than we thought, brought our 40' skoolie, parked along wall. No Tmobile service

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One of a few good spots along this section of coast, this spot fills up so don’t show up too late. we saw some vans parked at another spot south of here so that seems fair game too. Watch out for the construction closures north of here, they close the road for multiple hours.

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Lovely spot on the beach. Lots of road noise though.

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Traveled from Texas... by far our favorite place, got there a little early in order to spend time on the beach eat and watch the sunset... boondocking at its finest, there were other rvs and car campers, all of whom were friendly and polite... had coffee, watch the sea otter pups play, and stayed till nearly 9am, very quiet restful and peaceful... honestly could have stayed longer!!

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Great spot, close to the freeway but also very close to the waves and it drowns out any noise. got my 40 foot skoolie with bad clearance in here without issue. just big enough to park a big rig against the back without issue.

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Stayed the night-no one else, no rain, great spot as always.

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We are here with 1 other van. Right off the highway so loud until later at night, but it is right on the beach and beautiful. Great spot in Redwoods. No service

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11/22/2020 came in at 9 PM with my truck and teardrop trailer. There were already three vehicles parked but I had no problems finding a spot for the night. It is as described and I would come again.

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I really love this spot! Came here for sunset and just stayed the night. Amazing views. 4 other people were here sleeping in their cars or vans. The highway is nearby but the noise wasn’t bad. I felt safe. In the middle of the night the moon hung over the ocean and it was beautiful.

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Great spot nice and quiet right on the beach.

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Nice paved pull-off on the beach with lots of room. There were about 5-6 other vans there with us overnight. Road noise was minimal over night. Toilets located 1/2 mile south at the next pull out. Lots of people at the beach with their dogs during daylight hours. Nice safe place to spend the night.

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Parking lots on the beach that you can stay overnight in are hard to come by so this was great! Only one other person was tent camping when we pulled in - we were the only van in a parking lot that could easily fit 10+ vehicles.

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Amazing place. One of my favorite places I have stayed. There were tons of other van lifers parked over night both in the parking lot which was full to the brim and on the above highway pullout. Trash cans available, two fire pits and two picnic tables and nearby rock climbing. We also saw people sleeping in tents on the beach.

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Great place for campervan. Had few other vans for the night. Subset was great and the beach is awesome.

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As described. Several other campers, also some tents on the beach. Could hear Highway noise and the ocean.

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Beautiful spot and popular,there were at least seven other cars/campers parked here overnight. There are trash bins but no toilets, one is half a mile south. Amazing sunset! People set up tents camping on the beach. Busy during the day, walk further down to the left during low tides you can see some starfish and mussels.

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Very popular, camped overnight with several other campers/vans. It’s awesome to be so close to the water to hear the crashing waves, but the traffic that passes is loud as well. Overall good for the night but not long term, but that’s not what this area is for anyway.

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beautiful place to sleep! 1/2 mile south there are clean bathrooms. So nice to be able to sleep right on the beach, that's a rare thing in California!

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While running out of light and overnight options in the Klamath, CA area we happened to drive by this beach parking lot. It was an awesome spot to people watch families lighting fireworks as the sun set. It’s rare to find beach parking that allows for overnight but iOverlander confirmed it wouldn’t be a problem and we confirmed it still was. We had the best sleep of our trip to the sound of waves crashing 30ft away and our propex heater to keep toasty. Rangers were active keeping the area clean and open and didn’t seem to mind all the overnight vehicles. No AT&T cell service even with cell booster.

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Sadly we got moved on by either a ranger or deputy. She was very pleasant but we had to move along. Apparently the signs had been removed but we couldn’t overnight there.

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We were the only ones parked here all night. There is awesome beach access, picnic tables, fire pits and trash cans too! We really enjoyed the night with the waves crashing all night.

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This place was amazing we got here when it was dark so didn’t know how amazing until the morning but if it wasn’t for the rain we would have stayed till the afternoon! We where the only van parked all night

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amazing spot. parking lot on the beach l. multiple vehicles stayed overnight. we stayed 2 nights. (left during day in between). had a fire on the beach.

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Nice parking lot right at the beach. Had a good sleep here. Fantastic view. You almost won't hear any traffic noise because of the ocean.

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Great spot right along Highway 101. Parking lot just off the road but the road is fairly quiet at night and the waves drown out other noise. We spent one night here with about 7 other vans. Several parked sideways taking up more spots than needed. No Verizon service here FYI.

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Great location, close to 101 so there is some road noise, but the sunset is beautiful and you can’t beat the Pacific coast for sunsets!

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Pretty cool spot at the beach.
Garbage cans. Lots of fire wood. No signs at all. Swimming is possible. When you go to the right to that big rocks it‘s amazing for some climbing! Lots of flies here...

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Just as described. Paved lot next to beach with tables and fire pits. Coastal trail access. Very little noise from 101 at night. Beautiful sunset. Toilets available 1/2 mile south.

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We found this without the app. 7 vanlife vans parked overnight. Beautiful spot. No restrooms or water. Recycling. No problem from rangers. Two fire pits and a bench. The waves are loud and cover up the sound of traffic.

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Awesome spot with beach view, few other vanlifers slept here too.

We did a fire on the beach and people came to enjoy it with us, nice time with good people!

Quiet during the night even if near from the highway it haven’t bother us at all

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Just about perfect! On the beach, no “no” signs, level, great for tide pool looking, lots of other fine folks sharing this space. Issues; no official bathroom (& no real private space) & 101 traffic.

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Nice spot park facing the ocean got quite after 11 pm, we saw the rangers but no issues.

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Really beautiful place to stay the night. We didn’t see any no overnight parking signs. There is a fire pit and picnic table too.

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Nice, clean beach with fire pits. No one bothered us but did have some heavy traffic going past all night. Oh, and a lady in her van driving in and out of the park and playing the bongo drums till late at night. Otherwise, solid place to sleep for the night.

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We pulled in after dark and had the parking lot to ourselves. No one bothered us despite “no overnight parking/camping” signs posted. No bathrooms or water. No shelter and definitely visible from the road. I expect the fact that it was December and storming heavily played a roll in why no one bothered us.

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beautiful view of the ocean. no one bothered us. highly recommend.

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A small park near beach
Beautiful landscapes
No forbidden overnight

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