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Fringed by almost four miles of golden sand, Dockweiler State Beach showcases coastal living in Southern California. The beach is postcard-perfect at any time of the year and is ideal for swimming, sandcastle building, and soaking up the sunshine. Cool off in the Pacific Ocean, enjoy lunch in the breezy picnic area. After dark, the beach is dotted with dozens of glowing bonfires.

Planning a getaway to the Golden State? At just 20 miles from the City of Angels, Dockweiler State Beach offers a unique chance to camp in an RV near Los Angeles. Choose from a huge selection of RV rentals in Los Angeles County, including popular hubs such as Long Beach and Santa Clarita.

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Getting Outdoors

With 288 acres of beach to explore, claiming a patch of sand at Dockweiler State Beach is easy. Spend the day basking in the SoCal sunshine or challenge your crew to a game of beach volleyball. Stick to the main beach and you'll enjoy access to public restrooms and showers. For a more secluded sunbathing session, simply take a stroll up or down the beach. The picnic area is a great place to enjoy a pre-packed lunch, or you can pick up supplies from the concession stand.

Dockweiler State Beach is directly under the take-off path from Los Angeles International Airport, which means you'll often see jumbo jets flying overhead. It's also a popular area for hang gliding, so watch for colorful aircraft soaring over the beach. Popular with joggers, dog walkers, and rollerbladers, the paved beachfront boardwalk is ideal for stretching your legs.

At the north end of the beach, jetties make it easy to cast a line in the Pacific. Try your luck at reeling in halibut, dorado, yellowfin tuna, barracuda, bonito, and more. Surf fishing is also a popular pastime at Dockweiler State Beach. Birders will jump at the chance to spot protected western snowy plovers nesting in a fenced enclosure.

Camping at Dockweiler State Beach

RV camping at Dockweiler State Beach means you can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and wake up to fresh ocean breezes. It's the only beachfront campground in LA County and boasts stunning views stretching from Malibu to Catalina Island. The campground is open year-round and offers more than 100 serviced, full-hookup sites. Front row sites are the most coveted and treat you to uninterrupted ocean views and golden sand at your doorstep.

All RV rental sites feature picnic tables and barbecues so you can enjoy your meals outdoors. Best of all, you're just steps from the ocean, which makes Dockweiler State Beach a favorite with sun lovers. At sunset, stroll down to the sand and claim one of the beach bonfire rings – don't forget your hot dogs and s'more ingredients.

All campers enjoy access to modern bathroom blocks with flush toilets and hot showers. There's also a pump-out station for RV rentals with bathrooms onboard, as well as laundry facilities. The Dockweiler State Beach campground can accommodate rental RVs of up to 40 feet in length and allows up to eight people per site. Pets are welcome, just be sure to keep your dog leashed.

Exploring the Area

Perfect for theme park goers on a budget, the Dockweiler State Beach RV campground is a 40-minute drive from Disneyland in Anaheim. If superheroes, dinosaurs, and cartoon characters are more your scene, head north to Universal Studios Hollywood. Camping in a rental motorhome at Dockweiler State Beach also puts you 25 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles. Don't want to drive your RV rental into LA? Take advantage of public transport and you can reach the city center in just one hour.

When you've had your fill of sun and sand, why not stretch your legs on the Marvin Braude Bicycle Trail? It stretches for 22 miles along the Pacific Coast and takes you to iconic Los Angeles beaches such as Venice, Santa Monica, and Redondo. Thirty miles northwest, Topanga State Park immerses you in the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. Scenic hiking trails wind through the park and take you past cliffs, canyons, live oak forests, and grassy meadows.

A stone's throw from the beach, Playa Del Rey is an affluent oceanside community filled with stylish cafes and colorful juice bars. It's also a great place to stock up on gas, groceries, and other RV camping essentials. Further south, Long Beach is a colorful coastal city with plenty of SoCal attitude. Get up close with sea creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific, step back in time on the RMS Queen Mary, or catch rays on one of the neighborhood's gorgeous beaches.

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