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About Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles, California

Dockweiler State Beach is the long beach west of the LAX Airport in the Playa Del Rey District of Los Angeles. It’s a massive sandy beach with room for everyone and all beach activities occur here. Even though the land in the park is state-owned, the beach and facilities are operated by LA County.

The main entrance to Dockweiler is at the west end of Imperial Highway where it ends at Vista Del Mar. Inside this entrance the road turns right to the main day-use beach which has three large numbered parking lots. This main beach at Dockweiler State Beach offers a wide sandy beach with lifeguards, fire pits, a paved bike path, and restroom facilities. This is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, beach walking and biking. No matter what you are doing on the beach there will be frequent jet planes overhead that are taking off or landing at LAX. Okay this isn’t the best place for a nap.

To the left (south) inside the main entrance is the Dockweiler RV Park Campground and Beach. Farther south but with a separate entrance off Vista Del Mar is the Bluff Parking Lot and Dockweiler South Beach.

Imperial Highway and Vista Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90293
Park Name
Dockweiler State Beach, Vista Del Mar Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Volleyball, Biking, Skating, Walking, Running, Sunbathing, Surfing, Fishing, Swimming, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Bonfires
Lifeguards, Restrooms, Showers, Volleyball Courts, Paved Bike Path, Fire Pits, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Accessible Features
Map of Dockweiler State Beach
El Segundo, US
2:45 pm, July 18, 2024
temperature icon 79°F
L: 67° H: 79°
Feels like 79.07 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 7 m/s
UV Index: 7.91
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 8:03 pm
Humidity 76 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 7 m/s

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