Originally Posted by streamlean
you mentioned there is quite a bit of stuff right near the Long Beach location. is there much to do near the Malibu location? how is the Long Beach area, safe, nice? also, is there a beach to actually swim in at Long Beach?
since your from the Hunington area is there anything south of the city in Orange county or near you that has long term camping?
You can tell by the responses that So Cal has a lot of helpful AS folks. While you are here, make sure you plan on attending one of the California Streamer Rallys.
As for Long Beach, i agree with Goin camping, the area the RV park is in has all be renovated, but as you go inland it does get a little depressed, but it shouldn't be an issue. I forgot to mention that the park is walking distance to the high speed ferry that goes to Catalina Island, about 20 miles offshore, a great get-away spot with a small town, Avalon.
I don't think I would advise swimming in the channel next to the park, but swimming beaches are a short drive (5 mins) or a longer walk (25 mins) and probably less than 10 minutes by bike.
I think the idea of trying more than one location may be your best bet, maybe Malibu, Long Beach, and further south, San Clemente (San Clemente Stae Beach has nice size full hook ups with distant ocean views, spaces 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63). I only suggested these locations because it seem you favor ocean close locations.
There is a private RV park in Huntington as well as the State beach and the city beach RV campgrounds, all three have limits on time, I am not sure.