Dockweiler State Beach

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mrsirin
London, UK978 contributions
This beach is just minutes from the main LAX rental car return areas, and so is a great place to stop on your way to the airport if you want a last LA beach experience. Plenty of paid parking, and easy ocean access.
Written March 7, 2022
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Indah Edlightz
Ontario, Canada2,646 contributions
This is a great beach that is not talked about a lot.. everyone is suggesting other locations further north or south but this is a great spot. Very large beach with tons of parking and room for activities. The only issue I had was that they closed the car beach access right before sunset when everyone was trying to get in.. this causes a lot of chaos as they selectively allow cars in and turn other cars away. Especially when the beach is listed as open until 8:30pm. Lots of folks end up missing out on the beautiful sunset because of that and its seems completely arbitrary. Also getting out of is a bit of a headache. If you are lucky enough you can get a good parking spot along Vista Del Mar and cross the road. Just careful as its a very busy road. The beach itself is huge and very clean. One thing (pro or con depending on the individual) is that the beach is located just outside the airport runway so if you don't want the noise, the beach is not for you.. if you enjoy watching low flying planes at take-off, its an added bonus.
Written November 10, 2021
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McWett
Las Vegas, NV1,491 contributions
Couples
Uncrowded and serene. Watching the waves, smelling the salt air and all is right with world even if it isn’t. Better than a shrink.
Written October 17, 2020
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eurydice2017
London, UK334 contributions
Friends
This beach is right by the airport runway so you’ve got tons of planes taking off over your head but I found it to be an interesting and unusual photographic opportunity. The beach itself is really lovely, you can spend a good hour walking and enjoying the view. And the sunsets ???? Amazing ! Free public parking at several access points. Worth a visit
Written February 7, 2020
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Char J
Indianapolis, IN234 contributions
Friends
Parking was $9 and then we had access to beach and fire pits to enjoy the sunset and evening ocean air. Bring your own wood, recommend beach chairs and blankets as it gets chilly. They allow alcohol on the beach. Felt safe and enjoyable parking lot is lit and there were periodic patrols.
Written January 2, 2020
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Peter A Morrell
Unionville, Canada2,731 contributions
This is a really nice beach with plenty of parking, bicycle paths, fire pits, lifeguards, and a gift shop on site. Although you have to pay to park, it's relatively inexpensive. Whenever I'm in LA and have an early flight the next day, I always head down to this beach. It's close to the airport and the hotels near the airport. It's great for a nice walk, swimming and also great for families. This beach is clean and trouble-free.
Written December 1, 2019
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smunoz_1999
Fontana, CA15 contributions
Family
It was a beautiful beach, sand was clean and soft. I did not even see seaweed. The RV park has 3 rows and full hook-ups and a grill is provided. The bathroom was clean, the showers had very warm water and great water pressure. The only downfall is the fact it is so close to the airport. I had earplugs but they were still loud for me and my husband but my children did not seem to notice and they range from 1year to 13 years. The second day I slept fine, I do not know if it was because i was so tired or i got used to the noise. I have a decibel app and I recorded one of the airplanes and it rated at 72dbs which is as loud as a vacuum. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.
Written October 17, 2019
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Wineaux FromAlexandria
Alexandria, VA638 contributions
Great Beach ... but all of the California beaches are nice. Plenty of parking in the various State-run parking lots. Not many amenities in the area as the beach is adjacent to an oil refinery, a water treatment planty, and a butterfly reserve. But, you're there for the beach and the waves.
Written August 28, 2019
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RichAdvisor
Reston, VA2,016 contributions
Family
This is a great beach with nearby parking and playground for kids and plenty of beach for kids to roam and play in the surf. There is a concrete path for bicycle riding or skating. The beach is maintained very nicely and the sand is raked regularly. Plenty of space here!!
Written August 27, 2019
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CharlesR
Los Angeles, CA396 contributions
Friends
The beach is located under the airport flight Take-off Path, therefore noisy, but it offers Nice Sunsets, ample space for Beach Parties, and a Bike Path on the beach that extends from Playa Del Rey to Redondo Beach. It offers a large Parking Lot and is popular with locals on the weekends.
Written June 6, 2019
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