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Dockweiler RV Park

Playa del Rey, California


12001 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, California 90293
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Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.92726
Longitude: -118.43373

Elevation: 25' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

You need to know what you're getting with this park. First, LAX is directly behind this park, so every 90 seconds, you will hear the loud roar of a jet engine that will be VERY hard to ignore. I was able to sleep at night but I found it pretty annoying after a few days. It's basically just a parking lot with hookups but it's directly on the beach. The service is awful because the staff is run by the government and they clearly do not care about anything other than collecting money and otherwise doing as little else as possible. There isn't really anything around in the area other than the beach. The beach has fire pits everywhere so that's pretty cool (bring wood!). You'll have to drive to Venice Beach or Manhattan Beach or further to find any decent restaurants or bars. Parking isn't particularly great as you have to parallel park on the side of the road by your rig if it's of any length and it fills up at night. If you're coming for the beach and nothing else, this isn't a bad spot. Bonus points if your hearing doesn't work all that well! We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We have to begin with the airplane noise. Holy cow!!!!! The incessant, round-the-clock take-offs from LAX will rattle the fillings out of your teeth!!!! This alone is a good enough reason to skip this place, which is essentially only a sandy asphalt parking lot with line painted on it. You won't see the ocean from your site because the idiots at LA County have dozed a fifteen foot sand berm between the shore and the campground to assure that. The showers are on the cold side of luke-warm and they emit water in needle-like jets that are painful to your skin. Annoying, bright lights are on all pedestals and illuminate your sleeping are even with blinds closed. Security is an issue and homeless people sleep by the bathroom at the bike trail, which has no barrier to the campground. Noisy, inconsiderate weekend partiers come in and take over the place with no consequences although they have all-night "security" in place. Campers pulling towable clutter the roads with their trucks and make the place look like a car lot. We couldn't wait to get out of this place. Hated it! We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
00
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 21 nights in the back row. We paid $55/night plus a one-time $10 reservation fee. There is no tax. Hook-ups worked well. Did not use the restrooms/showers so can't comment on that. There is wifi but, we were told, you have to be very close (maybe within 3 sites) to the office in order to get it. Verizon cell and Verizon Mifi signals were terrible. Open sky for good satellite signal. This is not our first time in this park so we knew what we were getting into. It's a love/hate situation. We love the location - close to the beach, bike path and family in South Bay. We hate the location - extremely tight sites, extremely loud planes and extremely fragrant sewer plant. This stay we had the added excitement of having a neighbor clip our motorhome along with ensuing drama (he wouldn't give us his name and his rig didn't have a license plate - you get the gist). There aren't many choices if you want to stay in Los Angeles. Buyer beware. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The back row of the CG is slightly elevated and the least expensive. In the winter when the sand berm is up, the back row might have the best view while offering the best price.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 1 night. Our original space 66 said it would fit a 40 ft motorhome but it didn't. Although we had a bike rack on the back and we couldn't fit within the perimeters allowed. We didn't have a tow vehicle this trip but I doubt our Ford F-150 would fit. We moved over to 64, fit perfect. Employees are very nice and friendly. It's been a long time since staying in a park that allows tents, and trailers. Different clientele. Public bathroom, public parking, outdoor showers and a dog park. We heard loud generators during the night. It would be a great family trip. I will stay again. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Bike route 22 miles worth, next to the ocean, goes from Torrance Beach to Will Rogers State Beach.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $71.00
Overall Rating:

October 1-2: Easy access from I-105. (Freeway ends and there is the park) No problems checking in. Full hookups with picnic table and grill. Sewer and water setup on right top of each other. Right on the Pacific Ocean beach. Park is located at the end of LAX airport runway with every jet takeoff a memorable moment. I hold the firm conviction that anyone who has stayed here will never complain about train whistles or road noise at a campground again. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of our favorite places. We've been here numerous times. Clean park, easy to get to and a very quiet beach. We just hear the ocean and don't even notice the planes flying overhead. Nice fire pits on the beach. Great bike path to get from Santa Monica Pier down to Rodando Beach. Only downside is that if you arrive before 1pm and your site is available they charge an extra $17 (even if only 45 minutes early). Still love this place regardless. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 3 nights as part of a week long vacation. We have stayed here before and have always enjoyed this camp. Easy bike ride to neighboring beach towns and areas. Also, close for a car visit to other areas. This park also shares some public beach restrooms, so some are not so nice. There is a combination entry for 2 restroom buildings that are a step nicer. Only negative here is the airplane noise. You are camping directly under the LAX airport takeoff zone. Only other negative was a neighbor camper feeding pigeons on the road along the campsites. We will do a return visit here. Camping along the sand of the beach is a huge plus for our family. Fire rings on beach allow wood fires (both a positive and a negative feature). We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ride bikes to Redondo pier! Lots of fun shopping there.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 4 nights over the Memorial Day weekend after traversing the country from Orlando. Love this park. It is right on the beach. The Strand runs right in front of the park. Manhattan Beach Pier is 3 miles down the Strand while Hermosa Beach Pier is only a couple of miles further. Marina Del Rey is the other direction. Perfect location, but very hard to get a reservation. The park itself is a long asphalt slab lined out for RVs with full hookups between. No grass, no trees, no gravel, no mud. This is right on the beach, lots of sand. Toilets and showers on either end of the park with public beach showers and toilets in the middle. Common use fire pits on the beach. Completely packed when we were there with folks from all over the world and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Imperial Highway dumps you right into the RV Park.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

You can't beat this RV park for location. It's on the beach, and a short drive to a ton of bars and restaurants. It's also driving distance to any of the usual LA attractions. Yes, the sites are small (it's basically a parking lot for RVs). But it's SoCal, so space is at a premium. And the price, while higher for an RV park ($65-70/night), is reasonable when considering that hotels in the area could easily cost 2-3x that amount. Also, wrap your mind around the fact that it's near the airport so you'll hear planes. Some noise should be expected since you're essentially staying in a city. There are full hookups, showers, and bathrooms (note: the ones on each end have an access code and are far nicer than the middle ones). Each site has a picnic table and charcoal grill. There's also a biking/walking/running path along the ocean. Book early. This place fills up quickly. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Front row
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here while visiting family in Los Angeles. This place is a great value for the location. Close to freeway (105/405) which makes getting to other points of interest easy (notwithstanding LA's horrible traffic). We have family in Santa Monica and getting there on side roads was easy. For the money (all RV parks in California are spendy relative to other states) hard to see how this place could be beat.

The good: Level paved access and parking, gate guarded, night-time security, directly on the beach, beautiful sunsets, bike path. The bad: LAX. RV park is directly under the departure vector and it is NOISY. About only quiet period is 1:30 - 4:40 AM. So bring your ear plugs. Parking for TOAD was not available next to coach, but not bad as we could park it less than 50 yards away. Other reviews mention odor from treatment plant across Playa Vista road. We did not experience anything. Note that the spots for motor homes are pull in as opposed to back in, but parking was easy enough and hook-ups easy. This park does get crowded on weekends. But during weekdays about 2/3 full and pleasant.

Staff was pleasant, and helpful. Office is open 8am - 8pm. Several restaurants deliver to park! Overall, we were very pleased with our stay here. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to shopping of all kinds in El Segundo. So much to do and see in LA....you just have to grin and bear the traffic! Bring ear plugs (LAX) !

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is for back row and includes a premium charged for 4th of July weekend. Like other reviewers have said, it's a love/hate situation. Love: You can't beat the location. Not only is it ON the beach, but it's easy access to the greater Los Angeles area. You can hop on the 105 and get to wherever you want to go. There are regular police patrols so you feel fairly safe. The hookup's worked well. Open sky for good satellite signal. Hate: It's an asphalt parking lot. You're on top of your neighbors. Maybe you can put your awning out part way if you and/or your neighbor don't have slides. It's noisy from the jets overhead and it's noisy because the park is full during the Summer. We didn't get aroma from the sewer treatment plant. However we had it daily when we stayed here last February. When the park is full, there may not be parking for your tow car so you have to think twice about leaving the park and wondering if you'll find parking when you get back. Verizon cell was sketchy. Sprint Myfi had zero signal. Bottom line: If you're willing to put up with the con's, there are lots of pro's. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

I believe Sites 84 & 85 are the only two sites that are 45' long. Site 84 (if you can get it) is especially nice because it's a corner and you have a little grassy area in front of your "patio area". Both sites give you a partial view of the ocean (assuming no sand berm during winter months). Note the back row is a little bit elevated so you might have a better view from the back row during winter than from the front row (due to the sand berm).

Do s'mores over a bonfire. Bring your bikes!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

Learned a valuable lesson. When reading these reviews- BELIEVE them. This place sits right at the end of the main runway at LAX. Noise is unbelievable! Additionally, a large 'group' moved into the campground on our second night and increased the noise level substantially. Loud cussing, laughing and fireworks. The park itself is fine. Nothing special but well maintained. And, as advertised, right on the beach. But we will never go back.

Don't bring your dog either. The 'Dog run" is a 20X30 chain-link fenced area of sand which is not cleaned. And many of those who used it didn't

clean up either. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $79.00
Overall Rating:

This Rv park had a great beachfront location. The management caused major gridlock trying to get into the park. Do not arrive before 2:00 PM. They do not allow you in early without charging an extra $17 per night. It would have helped if they would have at least let us check-in early so that we could have easily proceeded to our campsite at 100 PM . We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
Oceanfront
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

This is a great location if you have a bike. The beachfront bike trail went through the campground. You have to be extremely careful crossing the trail if you're on the beach.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Dockweiler is right on the beach, and right in the flight path of LAX. The designers masterfully made maximum use of the available space. Spaces are very tight, but sized so that a 40' motorhome with slides on both sides just wedges in, and there is no problem entering or exiting the spot.

There is no Wi-Fi, and neither AT&T nor Sprint cell service was available.

Bathrooms are minimalist. There are no other services, but beach access is a few steps away. Loud neighbors partying late and constant airplane noise make sleep problematic.

Very close to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, El Segundo. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Back row
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in 2009 and if it still has the same standards, then we recommend it. Friendly place, very clean, nice beach, good size parking bays and facilities and sociable too. Only downside is that it's a bit too far from LA city centre and taxis can be expensive. We rate this RV park 8/10. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Go cycling in nearby Venice Beach

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