Montana de Oro State Park is a hidden gem south of Morro Bay on California's central coast that offers wonderful beaches, hiking and various camping options. There are a few environmental campsites that offer walk-in tent camping, a few group sites, and some horse camping sites, but Islay Creek is the main developed campground in the park. Located just behind the tiny visitors center and store and a short walk from the lovely Spooner's Cove, Islay Creek is a great choice for tent campers and smaller RVs (27 feet is the recommended maximum size).
This is a primitive campground with pit toilets and no hookups. There is little vegetation aside from some large trees, so privacy between sites is at a minimum. But making up for these limitations is the wealth of hiking and coastal exploring just outside the campground, including the spectacular Bluffs Trail.