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Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

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Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Hi,

My 3 friends and I are flying into LAX on 8/24 and are staying in LA until 8/28 when we are flying down to Loreto.

We are looking to camp on a beach in the local area that has beginner - moderate waves.

Any suggestions/advise?

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1. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

You cannot camp on the beaches here, sorry. There is one beach, about an hour north of LA, near Leo Carillo and past Zuma, that allows camping.

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2. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Both Leo Carrillo State Park and and Pt. Mugu State Parks allow camping. They are north of Malibu, so pretty far from anywhere, but that's what you want when you camp. Both require advanced reservations. Instructions can be found on the state website.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=630

If you have a camper, there is also a place by the airport, Dockweiler Beach, managed by LA County Beaches. It can be noisy with planes taking off and arriving, but it is also on the bike path so you'll be able to pedal to the south bay beaches as well as Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica

http://beaches.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dbh/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hXAwMDd3-3YCMLP2NTA0-jMDcLY09TA3dvQ6B8JJK8QbClmYFnsIGjZYiBm5FBiAEB3eEg-3Dq93c2wysPNh8kb4ADOBro-3nk56bqF-RGGGQGpCsCAE4Cwug!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfRTAwMEdPRlMyOE4zNTBJMlZGODNJNTBHQzQ!/

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3. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

There is also Bolsa Chica in Orange County, but it is strictly RV Campers, no tents.

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4. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Yep as said above you cannot camp anywhere in the *heart* of LA, I went to Orange County for a day if all you plan on doing is spending time on the beach then go for it, however if you plan on seeing the sights of LA you might be better off finding cheap accommodation.

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5. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

I searched "beach camping california"

…about.com/od/…beach-camping-california.htm

http://www.parks.ca.gov/

totalescape.com/active/…terrain

daytrippen.com/southern-california-beach-cam…

examiner.com/article/top-ten-california-beac…

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6. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Not camping, but a cheap motel just up from a good surfing beach is the California Beach Hotel, also known as Manhattan Beach Motel at 4017 Highland Ave. MB 310 545-9020.

http://local.yahoo.com/info-20494961-california-beach-hotel-llc-manhattan-beach;_ylt=Ag37nz1SlN06ay8usK5yaPKHNcIF;_ylv=3?csz=Manhattan+Beach%2C+CA

North Manhattan Beach/El Porto area is just two miles south of LAX. Here is a web site to show the waves:

http://www.campsurf.com/

Starting at $130 a night is the nice Sea View Inn, also on Highland Ave. near Rosecrans.

http://www.theseaviewinn.com/index.htm

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7. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

There are multiple Beach Camping sites in San Diego County. The closest is San Onofre, basically on the Orange County Border. (Home of the Dolly Parton Memorial ;)

Then Carlsbad.

These State Parks sell out quickly, so you need to book early.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/

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8. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

A highly rated Motel here at TA is the Newport Channel Inn, right on Pacific Coast Highway.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g32780-d78664-R…

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9. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Thanks for all the great advise.

Its 4 guys 26/yr. We DON'T care about seeing the sites/celebrities/etc.

We are interested in surfing/beach/bars(not clubs)/cheap stay close to the beach.

Thanks

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10. Re: Beach Camping with Surfing Beach

Look into the HI Hostel in Santa Monica on 2nd Street.

www.hilosangeles.org/