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Posted: 07/19/17 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

D.E.Bishop wrote:

Try Silver Strand, I believe it s state park just a hop, skip and jump from the Del Coronado Hotel. Reservations are needed. May be crowded and it is within an easy walk of the Bay. I also suggest a car or towed of some sort.


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Thanks for all the great suggestions and tips!! Love this forum [emoticon]

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Some depend on your size. San Clemente State Beach is right next to the trestles if you want to try surfing. Doheny SBP is just up the road and right on the beach but is size limited. Crystal Cove is beautiful but most likely booked already, $85-$115/night. Newport Dunes IMO is overrated especially at $200/night. Further north is the State Beach in Huntington Beach, right on the sand. Reservations a must! It's called Bolsa Chica after the wetlands....BOL ..

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Executive wrote:

Some depend on your size. San Clemente State Beach is right next to the trestles if you want to try surfing. Doheny SBP is just up the road and right on the beach but is size limited. Crystal Cove is beautiful but most likely booked already, $85-$115/night. Newport Dunes IMO is overrated especially at $200/night. Further north is the State Beach in Huntington Beach, right on the sand. Reservations a must! It's called Bolsa Chica after the wetlands....BOL ..

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Huntington by the Sea RV park is okay. It is just a giant paved lot, but it has full hookups and is right on the PCH across the street from the beach. And although it's a little of a hike, you can walk down to downtown Huntington Beach and the Pier. Per Google is 1.5 miles to the Pier. Huntington Beach State park is there too, but the RV portion is further down the beach and a longer walk to anything, other than the ocean. Could be a problem without a toad, unless you like to walk.


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Mission Bay RV Resort (private) in San Diego is adjacent to the water and Mission Bay Park but not directly on the water. 2 week limit. Full hookups, a little pricey, (Good Sam discount) walk into Pacific Beach for shopping. Bicycles are a good idea.

Any of the State Parks i.e. San Elijo, Carlsbad, Doheny Beach are nice and on the beach. Reservations suggested.

See google maps for park layouts.

Just a general suggestion for the SoCal area. Do not plan on parking your RV on any public street overnight in beach areas, especially if you sleep in it. San Diego used to have a city ordinance prohibiting sleeping in ANY vehicle at any time. That may have changed recently due to public outcry. If you must, you can park overnight at some Amtrak/trolley stations, if appropriately sized spaces are available or at some Park and Ride lots but don't make a habit out if it.


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I have stayed at Newport Dunes, but I do not remember how much it cost. Executive posted $200.00 which seems high. I know I did not pay that much, but I thought it was kind of crowded and I have to agree that it is over rated.

But if you do not mind driving further north, there is Pismo Beach RV resort, and Oceana RV park right next to each other and we have had lots of fun there.

The resort you mentioned in Chula Vista. I have also stayed there before and I thought that was kind of high on the price for what you get. So we stay now at private resorts.


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Chum lee wrote:

Mission Bay RV Resort (private) in San Diego is adjacent to the water and Mission Bay Park but not directly on the water. 2 week limit. Full hookups, a little pricey, (Good Sam discount) walk into Pacific Beach for shopping. Bicycles are a good idea.

Any of the State Parks i.e. San Elijo, Carlsbad, Doheny Beach are nice and on the beach. Reservations suggested.

See google maps for park layouts.

Just a general suggestion for the SoCal area. Do not plan on parking your RV on any public street overnight in beach areas, especially if you sleep in it. San Diego used to have a city ordinance prohibiting sleeping in ANY vehicle at any time. That may have changed recently due to public outcry. If you must, you can park overnight at some Amtrak/trolley stations, if appropriately sized spaces are available or at some Park and Ride lots but don't make a habit out if it.


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That was ruled unconstitutional by the 9th circuit court in California here awhile back.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-la-homeless-legal-fees-20150819-story.html


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But San Diego, as one example, has an ordinance preventing RVs from parking overnight on city streets. So you might be able to sleep in your RV because the "no sleeping in vehicles" law was overruled, but in order to do that you'll have to have a place to park it. I would hope. Safety first, you know.

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