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Dockweiler State Beach

Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
+1 310-322-7036
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Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!

I had been wanting to bonfire at Dockweiler for a few years. I live in Long Beach and typically... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Long Beach, California
California life stylel

Dockweiler State Beach offers a large area for sunbathing, swimming and all other activities... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Lawrence, Kansas
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“bike path” (6 reviews)
“clean beach” (3 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
+1 310-322-7036
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I had been wanting to bonfire at Dockweiler for a few years. I live in Long Beach and typically spend time at Seal, Bolsa Chica, and Huntington Beach, I arrived early on a Saturday to grab a fire pit so we could bonfire later in...More

Thank peterloaiza
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Dockweiler State Beach offers a large area for sunbathing, swimming and all other activities associated with the beach. There is a bicycle/jogging/roller-blading path and at the main entrance there is a rental facility and snack bar.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I visited this beach two times. If you get there early morning you can find free street parking easy but if you come later you will have to pay for parking in their lots. I love the environment and try to visit different beaches and...More

1  Thank lcjt01
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We go to the Los Angeles area to visit family about every 2 years. In 2015, we went to Manhattan Beach near the pier. This time, we were going to the same place again, but drove by Dockweiler State Beach and thought it looked like...More

Thank pescas
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

After days of hectic touring and sight-seeing, we spent a relaxed afternoon at the Dockweiler State Beach... enjoying the ocean, waves, view, sand, sun, airplanes ascending & descending, and the cool breeze. What a much-needed break!

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was in Los Angeles for business and decided to stop by one of my favorite spots before hopping on a plane to return back home. The spot was Dockweiler State Beach in the Play Del Rey community of Los Angeles, CA. The beach is...More

Thank lifeisfree
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I would say this more of a local's beach, I was taken by a friend who lives in LA. The big appeal of this beach for me is that its not overrun with tourists, its a bit calmer. The beach is clean, good parking available...More

Thank Markclo1
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Watch planes take off from LAX on the sand. Start up a bonfire after sunset with friends. You will not be overrun with tourists at this beach like Santa Monica or Venice. Sort of hard to find, so you definitely have to be in the...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great beach to have a bonfire. Can park on the street or in the lot. It's got really busy as we were on the weekend. Unfortunately some visitors didn't take good care of their trash (even there are trashcan by every single firepit) so it...More

Thank jillwilliamsone
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Sadly, you can only stay 21 days at a stretch and only 60 days per year. The other downside is the noise on weekends and holidays. Major party people with loud music all night with security being too lax. Wifi is only for the sites...More

Thank Glamour_traveler
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31 December 2016|
Response from Bridget M | Reviewed this property |
It appears to be safe yes. I didn't see anything that made me feel like it wouldn't be
beverly b
19 June 2016|
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Response from xjarlind | Reviewed this property |
They actually have fire pits available, but I am not sure about taking grills onto the beach. Sorry I cannot answer it for you. have a great time, you will really enjoy it out there.