Full-Time RVers – Campground Review: Paradise by the Sea RV Resort – Oceanside, California

Paradise by the Sea RV Resort truly is paradise. I think we could live here. Actually, I know we could live here.

Only 1 block away from the beach in Oceanside, California, Paradise by the Sea is high-end RV resort that rather than just a campground. With fairly luxurious amenities and as close to the beach as you can get in this area, Paradise by the Sea brings their A game.

From the moment you arrive and get checked in, every aspect of your stay here is top notch. The check in area is very nice with your basic campground store inside. Once you’re escorted to your site, you discover the concrete RV pads awaiting your rig. While the sites themselves are not the most spacious, they aren’t cramped either. There is decent enough room between sites to eat outside at the provided picnic table and watch football in the beautiful California sunshine. Another great thing about this park is they have 24 hour security on site. When you’re in the park, you have no idea what is going on outside the concrete walls around the perimeter. While it isn’t in a bad area, it also isn’t in the best area of town. The security team monitors the premises all day and night which is a very nice feature.

We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and hot tub area and frequented the hot tub on a nightly basis. The best part of the hot tub is the adults only aspect. After a certain time each night, the hot tub is officially adults only. No children are allowed to be in the area. They can enjoy the pool, but they are no longer welcome in the hot tub corner. The pool boasts luxury chairs, tables, and umbrellas and even a glass fire pit in the corner.

The bath houses are nice, new, and very clean. While the showers themselves are kind of small, the privacy and cleanliness are some of the best we’ve ever seen. The laundry room was also nice and spacious with plenty of machines for the size of the park.

All of this is just a block from the beach which is accessible via the gated back entrance to the resort. Just use the code provided by the front office and come and go as you please. At the gate, they post the tide times so you know what to expect once you get to the beach. There’s also a beach sand rinse-off area when you come back in so you can clean yourself off before going back to your RV or jumping in their showers.

Surfer’s Cove is another great little area of the park. It’s a common area with lounge chairs, fire pits, and ambient lighting to set the vibe straight to beach mode.

They also have a peaceful little nook called Paradise Gardens – this area is a secluded, private garden that’s great for reading, meditating, or just relaxing away from everyone.

Some things to do in the area:

  • Must visit The Baked Bear – the closest location is in Carlsbad (original location is in San Diego)
  • Susie Cakes – we found this bakery with tons of delicious gluten-free and gluten-filled goodies that were just divine – located next to The Baked Bear in Carlsbad
  • Oceanside Sunset Market – every Thursday night from 5:00-9:00pm
  • Ride your bike to the pier for a milkshake at Ruby’s Diner

Also, this post is WAY over due and you’ll realize that when you see these next pictures from Mom and I in Disneyland. We took a day trip over to Anaheim from Oceanside because – hello, Disneyland – our favorite place. It was decorated for Halloween when we went – I know, I know – it’s May. I’m catching up.

And, Cash was such a little baby! He is such a beach bum!

And because every post should end with beautiful scenery and sunsets —

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