Ocean Cove, Northern California Coast in October

After the Sierra campgrounds closed it was time to go to the ocean.  We hadn’t taken our RV there since 2013.  This time we decided to try out Ocean Cove private campground near Salt Point.  Gary Goldsmith had found it on the web and it looked good.  We found it to exceed our expectations.  Gary got there before us and was able to lock up a space right on the cliffs overlooked some amazing rock formations and of course the ocean.  Very private and right next to a trail going south to Timber Cove.  It was a rather informal campground with picnic tables scattered around, level areas on grass or earth to park your vehicle, firepits, and porta potties for bathrooms.  Water and garbage was available.  The nearest dump site was Bodega Dunes CG or Doran Beach.  Our second night there we were joined by our good friend Debbie King in her RV Lulu.  So we had a nice group of three RVs all together near the cliff.  We all left after two nights and Kate and I and the dogs went to Wrights beach where we found plenty of spaces available for a one nighter.  Ocean Cove was all cliffs but Wrights beach was a great long beach to walk on.  Charlie and Ben had a blast running full blast on the sand.  Weather was perfect every day, low 70s and low 50s at night.  The geology at Ocean Cove is very similar to Salt Point with its strange rock formations.  Fascinating to see and wonder how it got that way.  Some of this is evident in the pictures that follow.  Even the drone video you can see how interesting it is.  I tried to get some nice sunset shots with the drone but they were extremely grainy, seemed out of focus and not worth putting up, other than an overhead shot of the three of our RVs parked together.   The video follows first, click the arrow in the middle.

Author: Geoff

Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with arthur andersen & co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron international, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart living in Colfax, CA. Have on son, Zachariah Panek who lives in GA. Like camping in RV, hiking, kayaking and snow sports. Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

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