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Dockweiler State Beach

Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
+1 310-322-7036
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Stunning Ocean View

I was in Los Angeles for business and decided to stop by one of my favorite spots before hopping on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Louis
Great beach, not a tourist trap

I would say this more of a local's beach, I was taken by a friend who lives in LA. The big appeal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“bike path” (6 reviews)
“watch planes” (3 reviews)
“clean beach” (3 reviews)
Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
+1 310-322-7036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The peculiarity of this beach, in my opinion, is the continuous passage of planes taking off from the nearby airport in Los Angeles. In fact, the beach, or rather, the airport, is located just behind this beach. Surely a place where you always feel observed...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love this beach Fire pits...bring your own coals and wood Bring chairs, blankets for night Enjoy with family and friends Sit along and listen to music and watch the planes go over

Thank swalkerd
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I went to get hawaiian BBQ and then drove down to the beach to eat. nice area with great view of the ocean. I work at LAX, so I enjoyed to Airplanes flying over taking off. I hope to be back to...More

Thank Chetbauerle
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cali is just beautiful. I'm like really in love with the architecture of the houses and the views of the different beaches... it just amazing. Anyway we celebrated my friends 30th birthday. Overall we had a good time. We cooked, played both volleyball and football....More

Thank Bridget M
Reviewed 10 August 2016

To Dale and others complaining about "unacceptable" tar seeps: these occur naturally along all SoCal beaches periodically. And they shift too so it's hard to predict where to stay away, but they're up and down the entire coast. In particular there is an ooze in...More

2  Thank aliris19
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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.