camper and coffee on highway 1 in san luis obispo

There’s nothing like the iconic Highway 1 road trip, especially when you do it by camper. Whether you know it as PCH or Highway 1, the scenic route snakes along undiscovered beaches, rolling green hills and quaint communities in SLO CAL. This bucket-list journey can’t be done in one day so don’t miss out and plan your multi-day stop in SLO CAL to see it all.

Ragged Point on highway 1 in north san luis obispo county

While you drive through Ragged Point, take time to enjoy the stunning coastal views and listen to the waves crashing below. As you head south, you’ll find the beaches occupied by a SLO CAL favorite, elephant seals. These mighty animals claim the beaches of San Simeon. The elephant seal viewing area has plenty of parking, accommodating vehicles of all sizes, no matter your RV’s size.

Next, it’s time to set up camp. There’s an array of coastal RV Parks waiting for you to check-in. Morro Strand RV Park has sites ranging from 20x30 all the way up to 40x70 to best accommodate whatever your needs may be. Enjoy fire pits and BBQs with Morro Rock standing tall as a backdrop. Forget the firewood? There is also a convenient general store onsite, stocked with all your needs to make your stay as stress free as possible.

Kayaking in SLO CAL

Stop into Avila Beach for a beach town you’ve never experienced before. Tucked into the curve of the San Luis Obispo Bay, this south-facing beach town offers ideal sunbathing weather. Grab a pick-me-up at Kraken Coffee or cure your sweet tooth with a shave ice from Big Al’s At The Beach. Don’t miss out on kayaking the open waters and keep your eyes peeled for starfish clinging to the piers!

Traveling south along Highway 1, you’ll find Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. Spanning across 26 acres of land in Pismo Beach, there’s no shortage of room for you to set up your beach chairs. The heated pool, arcade and miniature golf will leave you asking for an extended stay. With just a short walk around the lagoon, you’ll find yourself strolling along the beach in no time.

golfing in SLO CAL

The next morning, don’t miss out on hitting the links. For a short course that packs just as much fun, try Pismo Beach Golf Course, just one mile from Pismo Coast Village RV Resort! Or, opt for the more challenging Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Located in Arroyo Grande, just off Highway 1, this course’s elevation changes, lakes and cypress trees are sure to test your game. After hitting the links, cure your cravings by strolling through the quaint Village of Arroyo Grande. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident roosters that roam the area and make your way across the iconic Swinging Bridge. Grab a bite from Rooster Creek Tavern or a craft cocktail from Mason Bar & Kitchen.

However you plan your Highway 1 road trip, SLO CAL is a must-see. And with so much to do and explore, it’s worth booking at least one extra night!