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Dockweiler State Beach

12501 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA, United States
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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Tiffany G
    5 Jul 10, 2014

    Enjoy a full day at the beach, or come for a night-time bonfire in one of the many fire pits dotted along the sand.

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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Ngoc Hanh Pham
    3 Jun 20, 2013

    Dockweiler State Beach is the only beach with bonfire pits in Los Angeles. Unfortunately it's located near the airport and other industrial sites, so it's not very nice and pretty dirty. However, if you want to have a bonfire and don't want to drive all the way to Huntington Beach in Orange County, then this is the place to go. During the summer, it gets really crowded, so even if it's not that appealing here, there's always great company. Make sure you come early to get a pit.

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  • Dockweiler State BeachPro 2014
    Susan Lee
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    4 Sep 12, 2012

    This is a great beach to have a picnic, play in the sand, or play in the ocean. There are even fire pits if you want to make some smores at night. It's not a huge beach, so it can get a little crowded with people during the summer, but it's fine if you're not looking to play sports on the sand. Parking is $10, but look for spots on the street for free but be careful walking down the slopes to the beach.

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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Richard P
    3 Sep 10, 2012

    I visited Dockweiler State Beach this past weekend while participated in a 5K.

    Dockweiler is one of the few beaches in Southern California which allow open bonfires. Parking is $10 or you can park on the street and just walk down.

    I'd say the beach is great for BBQ's, bonfires, and sand activities (volleyball, football, frisbee, etc). However I personally wouldn't want to go in the water due to close proximity to water treatment plants and gas refineries.

    It can also get a little loud are planes are constantly flying overhead. If you like planes this might actually be a plus for you!

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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Twila Grissom
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    3 Aug 28, 2012

    One of the only beaches in LA that allow's bonfires...arrive early as parking and the beach fill up quickly. One downside is that its right next to LAX so you'll get 747's and the like flying overhead every couple minutes.

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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Katy Logan
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Dockweiler is closest beach to the airport and almost feels like part of LAX as the planes seem to barely miss your head taking off into the sky. It really isn't a great beach, and I give my 3 stars because it is the only bonfire friendly beach. You must arrive a bit early to claim your bonfire, the beach will be lit up by sundown.

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  • Dockweiler State Beach
    Erik Balodis
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Been many years since I and my family was here and it was a camping trip to remember. Camping right on the beach and the sound of the waves at night & the walking distance to small cafe's and little shops was so much fun with bike and skate rentals. A time with my kids I will never forget!

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    Sunil Yadav
    4 Sep 14, 2012

    This beach has fire pits !!!

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    4 May 21, 2012
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Description

This beautiful beach in Los Angles stretches for four miles near the Los Angles airport. Dockweiler State Beach allows campfires and has camper hookups for overnight guests as well as restroom facilities and warm showers. Reservations are required for a campground some consider the best in LA. With the close proximity to LAX, planes are frequently arriving and departing, so if you are a light ... read more
sleeper, you should look for someplace else to camp overnight. Benefits of the location are a beach which is never crowded and relatively low prices.

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