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Harbor Terrace Project- Glamping in the Central Coast

By May 14, 2019May 22nd, 2019Interesting Facts, New Projects

Construction beginning soon on the Harbor Terrace Campground in Avila Beach, CA

The Harbor Terrace campground Designed by rrm design group is located near the Harford Pier in Avila Beach. The project includes approximately 80 paved RV sites, 15 gravel or decomposed granite based RV cabins, 31 units including Airstream trailers, yurts, cabins, casitas or bungalows, 36 delineated and unpaved car/tent campsites and 22 walk- in/bike-in sites. The Port San Luis Harbor Commission approved a 50-year lease with RTA Harbor Terrace that will develop and maintain the site.

View from the Airstream trailer rental sites


In an interview with Richard Rengel the Harbor District’s Architect/Construction Manager for the project; Rengel stated that once development is completed, Harbor Terrace will feature space for marine gear and boat storage, District uses and overnight accommodations, including the more rustic walk–in tent camping, to RV sites and self-contained cabins. The site will also feature commercial space a lodge and swimming pool. While maintaining its essential functions in support of coastal dependent uses, the project will also increase visitor access to the District and the coast, and provide revenue to further support District operations. The goal is to generate at least $600,000 a year from the new development, which is what the Harbor District currently makes from RV camping.

Future site of Harbor Terrace taken from the Harford Pier

Currently, Port San Luis is home to five areas of RV camping. The new development, set to go up next to the entrance of the decommissioned Diablo Canyon Power Plant, will expand that and eventually mean the elimination of camping at the Woodyard and Nobi Point turnouts.

RTA is working on the final designs, according to the Port San Luis Harbor District, and plans to break ground on the project in the summer of 2019. The project is tentatively expected to take 8 months to complete.

Entrance to Harbor Terrace