Growing numbers of Europeans are renting RVs and visiting popular tourist destinations in California.
But one place many of them visit at some point during their stay is Dockweiler Beach RV Park in Playa del Rey, according to a news release.
“It’s the only L.A. County campground on the beach,” said Jose Mata, a recreation services manager for the Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Indeed, on any given day, the 117-site park accommodates an eclectic mix of European tourists as well as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside County RVers who come to the park to escape the summer heat or simply to enjoy the beach and the ocean breeze.
“The diversity of our guests is incredible,” Mata said. “We often have people from Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.”
And many of them share the park with Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic RVers who themselves represent Southern California’s diversity.
“Last year, we were here almost every holiday,” said Alita Aldridge, an African-American motorhome owner from Los Angeles, who camped with her family at Dockweiler Beach RV Park over Memorial Day weekend.
Dockweiler RV Park is located next to the beach bike path at the terminus of Imperial Boulevard, near Los Angeles International Airport, which explains why many Europeans visit the park at some point during their stay.
Camping fees range from $55 to $65 per night, depending on campsite location, and include water, sewer and electrical service. Bathrooms and showers are also provided.