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Old 04-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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Drivable Beaches

So I live in Southern California, and I was wondering if any of the Jeepers in the area know of any beaches that you can take you Jeep onto and park by the water.....the weather is goin to start warming up here soon and I wanna get my Jeep to the beach. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Anywhere from San Diego to Long Beach

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Old 04-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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Sorry bud nothing in SoCal. Gotta go to pismo beach up north

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Sorry bud nothing in SoCal. Gotta go to pismo beach up north
Man, how many miles of beaches do we have down here....thats crazy....pismo it just a bit too long of a drive to spend the day at the beach
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Yeah welcome to CA. We are lucky they even let us walk on the beach.
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Yup Pismo is the only one in California as far as I know and they are always trying to close that place. Yet again they are always trying to close all off road areas in Cali...
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Well that just stinks......
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Don't remember the mileage but another 40min to hr past Santa Barbra.
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Go to Pismo and camp one night. It's fun!

But first, you have to try to get reservations, if you get them, then you have to pay, and then you have to wait in line for all the others that want to do the same thing, and since they have been closing off miles of beach that was "sensitive area", you have to park right next to someone who prefers mariachi music till 1am.


Just stay home now that I think of it.
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You can drive in the beach here, but you can also drive in the dunes. It is the only beach in calif. that you can drive on. We fight it constantly to stay open, I they ever close it out economy will die here. There will be other tourists, but it wouldn't sustain a the businesses here. Anytime you see an opportunity to sign something to save the Oceano Dunes or Pismo Beach area please do
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Baja California beaches count? Lol
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Go to Pismo and camp one night. It's fun!

But first, you have to try to get reservations, if you get them, then you have to pay, and then you have to wait in line for all the others that want to do the same thing, and since they have been closing off miles of beach that was "sensitive area", you have to park right next to someone who prefers mariachi music till 1am.


Just stay home now that I think of it.
So true about so many of the places around SoCal.
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Pismo dunes is a great place to camp. It's $10 a night, every April a bunch of us camp out at marker 12.
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If your looking for sand in Socal. There are Glamis and Dumont Dunes. Both are very fun. But Dumont is razer backs compared to Glamis. Not the beach you are looking for but you could pretend there is a beach there. Wouldnt recommend going in the summer though.
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If your looking for sand in Socal. There are Glamis and Dumont Dunes. Both are very fun. But Dumont is razer backs compared to Glamis. Not the beach you are looking for but you could pretend there is a beach there. Wouldnt recommend going in the summer though.
x2 for Dumont if you are looking for sand.

John that is the closest thing to us ... Just about 30 minutes north of Baker. Big Dumont are huge razor backs but little Dumont and the backside near the North Pole are more suitable for Jeeps. If you go ... go soon. It's part of Death Valley and will crack 120 degrees before you know it. If not your looking at November before it cools down.

If it is beach you are after. Pismo is the only one that allows vehicles on the sand. Not worth the 6 hour trip IMHO. Go to Coronado NAS in San Diego. The navy owns some beach there and it has a nice hotel right on the beach. Rarely crowded since it's on a Navy base. Another option for us is Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The Marines own some beach and you can even camp on the beach there. No Jeeps on the beaches but it's good options for us if you just want to spend a night on the ocean. Both are about 3 hours away.
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x2 for Dumont if you are looking for sand.

John that is the closest thing to us ... Just about 30 minutes north of Baker. Big Dumont are huge razor backs but little Dumont and the backside near the North Pole are more suitable for Jeeps. If you go ... go soon. It's part of Death Valley and will crack 120 degrees before you know it. If not your looking at November before it cools down.

If it is beach you are after. Pismo is the only one that allows vehicles on the sand. Not worth the 6 hour trip IMHO. Go to Coronado NAS in San Diego. The navy owns some beach there and it has a nice hotel right on the beach. Rarely crowded since it's on a Navy base. Another option for us is Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The Marines own some beach and you can even camp on the beach there. No Jeeps on the beaches but it's good options for us if you just want to spend a night on the ocean. Both are about 3 hours away.
Now Pismo is worth the 6 hour drive if you make a weekend out of it, go wine tasting at some amazing wineries, eat good food and best of all visit me
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if your guna go to pismo.. wait for huckfest to roll around. its a huge event.. mainly prerunners..so a lot of bros..but that way itll also make your time there well worth it..you can do a day trip or camp out there or hotel it.. &watch crazy bros huck their trucks.haha gives ya a good excuse to go out there!.(:
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Now Pismo is worth the 6 hour drive if you make a weekend out of it, go wine tasting at some amazing wineries, eat good food and best of all visit me
Lisa we can just visit you when you get your big bear house!
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if your guna go to pismo.. wait for huckfest to roll around. its a huge event.. mainly prerunners..so a lot of bros..but that way itll also make your time there well worth it..you can do a day trip or camp out there or hotel it.. &watch crazy bros huck their trucks.haha gives ya a good excuse to go out there!.(:
Huckfest is a zoo out there. A couple people on here drove up and couldn't even get on the beach after a 2 hour drive here. It's one of those events you have to plan ahead and get here very early. It does generate a nice revenue for the local businesses, which is always a good thing.

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This years Huckfest will be great. It is in October, this year though there are some changes. To get past marker 2, it will be a $35 charge and any camping that weekend out there will set you back $100 a night.
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This years Huckfest will be great. It is in October, this year though there are some changes. To get past marker 2, it will be a $35 charge and any camping that weekend out there will set you back $100 a night.
I bought tickets already for a couple friends that will be coming out from Florida. I paid 35.00 for the tickets, I didn't notice any that were less or more on the price schedule. It also just says day pass and there's no mention of any specific area.
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There is a couple hundred that have been set aside for the general public that doesn't want to do Huckfest. Normal price for those of course. Pretty much from the Grand entrance down to marker 2 will be the normal priced ticket.
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I bought tickets already for a couple friends that will be coming out from Florida. I paid 35.00 for the tickets, I didn't notice any that were less or more on the price schedule. It also just says day pass and there's no mention of any specific area.
Out of the 2500 day/camping passes, 2300 have been set aside for Huckfest. Those you order from Huckfest, the other are the normal way of getting your pass.
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Well that just stinks......

Second that. I live in So. Cal and clicked on this thread with glee thinking there was a beach more local.. damn...
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Out of the 2500 day/camping passes, 2300 have been set aside for Huckfest. Those you order from Huckfest, the other are the normal way of getting your pass.
You still have to purchase a day pass to get onto the beach, correct? I know that was an issue in the past because they maxed out and people couldn't get on.
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I was one of the many to make it to last years Huckfest but I might just stay away from that chaos this year. It is fun to watch others jump & break their rigs but to many reckless young kids speeding under the influence right next to people or campgrounds for my liking. That's the reason why the cost went up this year since they need to pay for the extra Law Enforcement which is a good thing

Anyone going stay alert & keep your eyes open for those reckless drivers
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I was one of the many to make it to last years Huckfest but I might just stay away from that chaos this year. It is fun to watch others jump & break their rigs but to many reckless young kids speeding under the influence right next to people or campgrounds for my liking. That's the reason why the cost went up this year since they need to pay for the extra Law Enforcement which is a good thing

Anyone going stay alert & keep your eyes open for those reckless drivers
Ya, I try to leave town on big weekends and events. It makes normal things like going to the grocery store a nightmare Thats a good reason to head up to big bear!!
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You still have to purchase a day pass to get onto the beach, correct? I know that was an issue in the past because they maxed out and people couldn't get on.
The $35 is your pass for the day. That will allow you to go anywhere for the most part.
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The $35 is your pass for the day. That will allow you to go anywhere for the most part.
Hmm, I'll have to double check because I was told they would still charge at the gate to get onto the beach for the event. It would be nice if it wasn't a separate charge, but it is the State we're dealing with and you know how they like to get what they can from us Thanks.
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Hmm, I'll have to double check because I was told they would still charge at the gate to get onto the beach for the event. It would be nice if it wasn't a separate charge, but it is the State we're dealing with and you know how they like to get what they can from us Thanks.
True that. I know the two brothers that started Huckfest. It was my understanding that the $35 covered that but I could be mistaken.

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