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Dockweiler Beach

12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

The beautiful Dockweiler Beach has over 3.5 miles of beautiful ocean frontage and 288 acres of beach. Some beach amenities include showers, restrooms, fire rings, picnic facilities, and volleyball nets. This beach features the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, a beach readily accessible bike path which is used by visitors for jogging, rollerblading, and of course, bicycling. Jetties at the north part of the beach provide fantastic fishing opportunities Dockweiler Beach is also home to a fenced site for the western snowy plover (federally protected shorebird). 

Dockweiler Beach can get quite busy in summer, especially during evenings when visitors try to gather around the fire rings. The beach also offers a Recreational Vehicle Park with over 100 hook-up spaces, a pump-out station, a laundromat, hot showers, and the nearby Dockweiler Youth Center, which provides youth camps, community programs, and multi-purpose rooms.

Not all California beaches allow bonfires, but Dockweiler Beach does permit regulated bonfires on provided fire rings. If you want a pit, make sure to arrive early (especially though May-September weekends when the pits are in high demand), don’t leave your pit unattended as other visitors can take your spot, bring everything you need, remember that the beach closes at midnight and remember to snuff out the flame with water before you leave. 

Dockweiler Beach has many attractions and spaces to explore and enjoy. Here’s a list of what you can enjoy at this beautiful beach.

  • Excellent fishing opportunities
  • Surfing / Watch surfing competitions
  • Watch beach volleyball competitions
  • Enjoy strolls along the beach’s scenic sights
  • Enjoy a bonfire
  • Birdwatching opportunities