Summer is heading right at us and it's about time to start planning some R & R from our winter inside. A little outdoors exploration is a fantastic way to get rid of the cabin fever from the past months.
Enjoy the beaches with some spring time camping and be spoiled at the same time, don't compromise your love of music, electric cooler for extra cold beverages, reading your kindle, some hip outdoor lighting for extra ambiance or making sure your phone is fully charged. Make sure you have all the right portable solar equipment for your camping adventure.
Southern California is famous for its sandy beaches, warm sunshine and ocean breezes, which, makes it a great spot to pitch a tent. There are lots of state parks and campgrounds for beach camping in Southern California.
The summer months are most popular for camping in California, and reservations should be made in advance for beachfront campsites, but Southern California’s moderate weather makes it a top spot for year-round beach camping. Pack your beach chair, snorkeling gear and few good books, and head one of these favorite Southern California beach campgrounds.
Monica Prelle Camping Expert tells us a few of the best places to head to:
At the northern point of the Santa Monica Bay, Point Mugu State Beach is one of the most scenic beach camping areas in Los Angeles County. It isn’t far from the hustle and bustle of LA, but it still feels quiet, secluded and relaxing. Point Mugu State Park is located 15 miles south of Oxnard in the Santa Monica Mountains. The park features 5 miles of shoreline and more than 70-miles of hiking trails. There are two campgrounds with more than 100 campsites available at Point Mugu. The Sycamore Canyon campground is just inland from the coast in the canyon, and Thornhill Broome is a beachfront campground where you can pitch your tent in the sand. The wide sandy beach is perfect for beach combing, and relaxing. The campground has bathrooms with pay showers.Point Mugu SP Campground reservations can be made online through Reserve America.
Just south of Point Mugu and 28 miles north of Santa Monica is Leo Carrillo State Park. The campground is close to Malibu and nestled in a canyon on the east side of Pacific Coast Highway. There are a few hiking trails that depart form the campground and it’s just a few minutes walk to the beach along a path that heads through a tunnel and under the freeway. The campground has 130 campsites that can accommodate trailers up to 31-feet. There is a small store, bathrooms with pay showers, and also a group camp. Large oak and sycamore trees offer nice shade; the campsites are spacious and grassy. Leo Carrillo SP Campground reservations can be made online through Reserve America.
Malibu Creek State Park is located just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is not a beachfront campground, but it is only 7 miles from the beach in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains on Malibu Creek. The park features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities. The campground has more than 50 campsites with bathrooms and pay showers. Malibu Creek SP Campground reservations can be made online through Reserve America...
In the heart of Los Angeles close to the Los Angeles International Airport is Dockweiler State Beach. This campground offers beachfront sites with full hookups , picnic tables and barbecues. The 22-mile Marvin Braude Bicycle Trail traverses past the camp and the park is located close to highways, which makes it accessible to LA’s most popular attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Museum, Universal Studios, and Disneyland. Reservations for Dockweiler can be online through LA County