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Old 10-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #11
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Beach in Southern California in November

Good ideas all around.

Walmart is out. I'll use them for an overnight, but not as a destination. Plus, for 2 weeks- I'm just not setup for boondocking that long.

Yuma is where we'll be after the new year. We are headed from CA to FL over the month of January (leaving CA on 12/29-ish and arriving in Tampa on 2/2). We'll have to find another park- we have 2 kids (ages 3 and 11).

I think I'm hoping to winter mostly in FL this year. I have reservations for 3 weeks in February so far (2 weeks at LazyDays, 1 week at Fort Wilderness) and plan on hitting up the Thousand Trails parks around. I'd like to visit Miami, Everglades, and maybe the panhandle once we get to the end of March/early April.

But, for SoCal- I'll look at private parks. It's funny to hear my wife say that somewhere is "really expensive" and means $60-ish per night.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:16 PM   #12
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Want the beach + hookups: Check out Dockweiler RV Park just south of LA/LAX

If you want to be right on the beach, check out Dockweiler RV Park, a LA County park. Location is close to both LA and communities south of LA. There's lots to do in the area. The park has full hookups.

We've stayed there a couple of times and enjoyed the park and beautiful view of the ocean.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-11-2015, 02:13 PM   #13
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Try San Diego area-Mission Bay I think
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:16 PM   #14
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Do a google earth search for Oceanside Harbor fuel Dock 1380 N Pacific St. Oceanside. Zoom in a bit. There is an area to park and pay there. No hookups. Restrooms. Fire pits. Lots of RVers. Can't recall name. Think run by city. At end of Oceanside just before Camp Pendleton. People use generators. Have not stayed at overnight because we use Camp Pendleton CG. But I would stay there if need be.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:27 PM   #15
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RV Park "at" the Beach in SoCal

[QUOTE=Twin02;1006950]What about Yuma Arizona? It is right on the border of Calif and Arizona - one the Colorado River. We will be spending Thanksgiving at the Las Quintas Oasis RV Resort (55+ park)

Here's one in Huntington Beach:

RV Park in Huntington Beach - Huntington by the Sea

Huntington By the Sea RV Resort

Walk or bike to the beach just across PCH to Huntington Beach State Park
May accommodate RV approximately 45'
Close to all of Orange County Destinations
Pet OK
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:30 PM   #16
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Here's another one:

City of Huntington Beach, CA - Beach Parking and Camping
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:50 PM   #17
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San Clemente state beach has a trailer section with pull through sites with full hookups. you might get spots during the week but weekends will be taken. Also San Mateo campground has hookups and is a mile from the beach, your park regestration allows you to go to any state park for free during the day and park. I have been camping at the So Cal beachs for over 40 yrs and I dry camp using a generator and their water and dump station.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #18
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:10 PM   #19
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Dockweiler is the only campground in West Los Angeles(you don't want east.) It's on the beach but noisy & polluted. LAX is overhead & sewage treatment & oil refinery are next door. No Walmarts around that will allow camping. The Better choice is to go 20-25 miles north and camp in Malibu. Leo Carrillo S.P. Is the nicest. There is a dump station w/ water, no hookups. Dogs are allowed on north end of beach (nowhere else in LA lets you.) Also; Malibu Creek S.P. If you insist on hookups; Pricey Malibu RV Park overlooks the ocean. Spaces are close together. Good fresh seafood next door. I loved in Malibu most of my life and know the area well. Just north, in Ventura is Emma Woods S.P. , right on the rocks above the high tide line. There are train tracks next to park, but the pounding surf drowns out the trains and puts you to sleep at night. No hookups though.
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LIVED there & loved the area. I always said;" if you have to be in LA, this is the best place to be."
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