|This broad 255-acre beach lies beneath the flight path of Los Angeles International Airport. The main entrance is on Vista del Mar at Imperial Highway. An RV campground is left of the main entrance, a day-use area is to the right. Airplane noise is a drawback, but the beach is close to amenities in Manhattan Beach and Marina del Rey.
The RV campground has three large blue spaces with seven-foot-wide access aisles and hookups for water, electricity, and sewer lines. Each space has its own barbecue and picnic table, usually on an asphalt surface. There is a coin-operated laundromat with top-loading machines in the building at the eastern end of the campground. Tent camping is not permitted at Dockweiler.
The South Bay Bicycle Trail runs through Dockweilers day-use area and campground. Dockweiler is about midway on the 22-mile trail. A jog to Manhattan Beach Pier, 3.5 miles south, would make a nice day trip.
Dockweiler State Beach Recreation Center is a secondary entrance to the beach, on Vista del Mar south of the main entrance, .2 mile past Hyperion. The public parking lot sign is small and hard to find. Theres a parking lot and a long ramp down to the beach, bike trail, and accessible restrooms.
Restrooms at Dockweiler State Beach Recreation Center have spacious accessible stalls with grab bars. The best restrooms in the campground are behind the campground office building. They have hand-held showers with flip-down seats, and large stalls with rear grab bars. Restrooms in the day-use area north of the main entrance are not accessible.