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Dockweiler State Beach

Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
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Great Beach!!

This was the only Pacific Coast beach we visited in our trip, and it was perfect! Free on weekdays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanna R
via mobile
I typically just ride the strand through Dockweiler

I typically just ride the strand through Dockweiler. The beach is big and gets really crowded in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard K
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the only Pacific Coast beach we visited in our trip, and it was perfect! Free on weekdays, and $4 to park on weekends, this beach was clean, had soft white sand, big area, wasn’t crowded, and had the perfect surf to hang out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I typically just ride the strand through Dockweiler. The beach is big and gets really crowded in the summer. And it is a zoo during the holidays.

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

First of all, I have never been to a CA beach, only MI ones. That's the only comparison I can make. I thought the sand was quite dirty, my feet were filthy by the end of the day. I don't know if there are different...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Great beach. Good for just hanging out. No food amenities. Parking is not great on the weekends. However there aren't as many tourist.

Thank Leta B
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is a pleasant enough beach in the winter, when you probably don't care about going to the beach. In summer it is super, super crowded, with people, tents, pop-up canopies and BBQ's. Parking is no longer permitted on the street above the beach (Vista...More

1  Thank EAWH77
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This beach had gorgeous views and seemed cleaner to us than Venice Beach.. it is on the flight path to LAX..

1  Thank Jennifer Gagel M
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Parked here for a cuppa and a rest after a 5 hour drive from Carmel, to LAX. We pulled into two spaces, in our 34ft rig, and had a nice cup of tea and some lunch. Parking was about $10 for the day, so we...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Flight path for LAX, if you are seeking wave crashing, peace and harmony keep driving. Redondo Beach or Santa Monica, otherwise said drive north or south, are better choices.

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

A great massive beach, room for everyone!!!! Heaps of Volley Ball Nets. Great walking/cycling path with heaps of room for everyone. Great views everywhere you look. I have heard that sometimes the noise from aircraft can be annoying, however that is not at all a...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

If visiting from out of town, I think you'll be happier going to some of the other beaches depending on what you are looking for. If for relaxation: Malibu or South OC If for entertainment: Venice is a good one Social: Manhatten or HB If...More

3  Thank NeoNorth
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Chris M
July 20, 2018|
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Response from EAWH77 | Reviewed this property |
No, you are only permitted to have fires in the designated rings! You have to arrive early in the morning to score one of the spots!
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pmsmamma_1
March 28, 2018|
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Response from lcjt01 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about tent camping. I know there are several fire pits that a lot of people use. I do not know about the cat dog situation.
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Melody U
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Kim S | Reviewed this property |
Short distance can take a long time due to traffic. Check waze for travel time to beach from LAX during layover and you can judge accordingly.
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