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Old 10-11-2015, 02:21 AM   #1
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Beach in Southern California in November

We are looking in southern California for the last 2 weeks in November. It would be my dream to be *on* the beach, but I have pretty well given up hope of that with such short notice.

We are a 42' fifth wheel and prefer some level of hookups (water and electric at the minimum- no sewer would mean I'd have to buy a blue boy).

We have penciled in this time as "Los Angeles" touring but are flexible as we'll end up back out west again.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:44 AM   #2
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Most coastal campsites in SoCal are booked up during Thanksgiving, months in advance.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:48 AM   #3
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Most coastal campsites in SoCal are booked up during Thanksgiving, months in advance.

That's what I figured. That's the real problem with this "no plan" plan... it's weird as it is making reservations for next month much less further out than that. I'm stressing because we have plans that run through February.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:52 AM   #4
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doesn't mean you shouldn't look to see if anything is available.

we camped on Thanksgiving only one time, at a private RV park. it was so crowded, we swore never again.

you probably will need to eliminate any Cali state beach site, since only a handful will have hookups of any kind and they're probably already booked.
trying to get a California state beach site without reservations 6 months in advance, is bound to be fruitless. even in the off season.

but you might find a private park near the beach that might still have something.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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Beach RV'g in southern Calif. is problematic, of course, so is everything else in SC. We live their and the nearest beach RV'g parks we have found, that we like, are in Pismo Beach north of LA. It has good weather in November and far less people.



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Old 10-11-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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I strongly urge going to a private camp as this time of year is usually booked many months in advance. I would recommend Newport dunes. It's a little pricy and on the back bay but still reasonably close to many beach areas. Good luck
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Use ReserveAmerica and search for Crystal Cove SP Moro Campground. It is a California State campground with 57 sites. Some are for dry camping and some have hook ups for water and 30A and 50A electrical service. They generally book up months in advance but often have sites pop up due to cancellations. I believe the maximum length of stay is seven days and you may exceed their trailer length limits so check the length limits carefully. We try to stay there once each month and will be there the first part of November.

There is a private resort in Newport Beach called Newport Dunes. I have launched my boat there a few times, but never camped there. I have driven through the trailer and MH area and the units seemed to me to be located extremely close to each other. Some sites do look directly onto the Back Bay which is fed by the Pacific Ocean. http://www.newportdunes.com/
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
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Other responders are correct. One needs to reserve well in advance to do anything in So. Calif.

We are staying in Chula VistaRV Resort, 619-422-0111. They have RV sites right on the beach on Mission Bay in San Diego. You might call to see if they can accommodate you. Even if your site, is not in the first row, you would still be close.

We started RVing last December and are full timers. We have a 43" Fifth Wheel and required 50 amp electric. So, very quickly "stay as you go" did not work out for us. We plan 6 months in advance and make all our reservations then too.

We found out from others that if you want to stay in Florida or So Cal in the winter months you need to make reservations WELL in advance.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:00 PM   #10
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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)
(928) 305-9005
Yuma Arizona Mobile Home Park and RV Resort

It is a gorgeous park with TONS of activities.
We just made our reservation last week and they were able to accommodate us for a 9 day stay. I know it is not on the beach but it might be a nice alternative for you.
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