Safeway - Carmel by the sea | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
12 days ago
Altitude:
8.3 masl
Website:
Contributor:
Az95833

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Huge parking lot with some dark areas . Slept one night . Zero issues . Safeway open 24hrs .

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As described. Quiet during night. Felt safe despite of some homeless around. Saveway open 24h. Starbucks inside and across the parking

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Good stop for a night, no one bothered us, if you drive to the left of Safeway (when facing it) you have another parking lot that is slightly more discreet (it’s their delivery side) we slept « hidden » after the recycling bin, not as close of the highway like this and less customer parking!

Not ideal but clearly the only free spot near Monterey :)

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Quiet and scattered collection of smaller and larger rigs on a summer Friday night, no issues with owners or locals

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Great spot, some traffic throughout the night but manageable. Safeway is open all night for bathroom breaks. 5 others slept the night, 3 in RV’s that all parked in the centre of the parking lot, one with slides out… that kind of behaviour is bound to bring heat eventually… especially considering there is a starbucks in the lot which attracts police in the early AM.

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The Safeway lot doesn’t have any signs regarding overnight parking. I ended up sleeping here two nights in a row - leaving by 8 am and coming back around 8 pm each night. I wasn’t bothered, felt totally safe. Definitely a place we shouldn’t abuse and be as stealth as possible.

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First attempted the spot south of here in Carmel Highlands. After screwing up my Google maps and ending up at Big Sur- turned around and by the time we got to the spot there was a Class C in it already. There was also a sign posted that read “ No stopping any time”. We proceeded this Safeway Parking lot about 5-10 min north of the first spot attempt right off HWY 1. Spent the night here with others in their vans/cars/campers. No issues.

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We arrived at 9 pm, we parked close to he Safeway on the side of the trees. No problem, there was another van on the parking lot.

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Big parking. We noticed no "no overnight" signs, stayed there in 27ft RV. No problem, some other cars also on a parking lot.

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This place is permanently closed.

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Worked great for us. No issues. Quiet and felt safe.

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many signs "no overnight parking", so it is not allowed

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Seems like an okay parking lot to spend the night. It’s probably not explicitly allowed, but plenty of other folks here spending the night. No problems.

Please be respectful! This isn’t a campground. Don’t run your generators, don’t put out your slides, don’t pop your tops, clean up any garbage, don’t dump greywater, etc. The locals don’t appreciate that as it makes the parking lot feel like a campground. If you need to have your slides out or run a genny, please get a campsite to help keep spots like this available for the rest of us!

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Spent one night car camping here. Lots of other overnighters here as well, so I felt quite safe. I parked away from where they clustered together in the dark area because I figured they’d be getting an early start, which would be noisy. Plenty of places to choose from. Just pay attention to the traffic flow for the Safeway as that’s what you’ll be hearing all night.

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As it say, huge parking here perfect for one.M night, very quiet and wifi available for free

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Huge parking lot with some dark areas . Slept one night . Zero issues . Safeway open 24hrs .

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