Doheney State Beach-(No Hookps...some right on edge of beach!) HERE
San Mateo Beach and San Onofre State beach-(some hookups) HERE
Newport Dunes Beach Campground (on Newport Bay) HERE
These have no hookups but clean showers and dump station...located 5 ft away from the sandy beach! Huntington State Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington City Beach.
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With a 36' rig you won't get into any state parks, and dealing with Reserve America trying to get into our parks is rediculous and the condition on the parks and prices are terrible. You need to stay with county systems and private parks if you intend to RV in California. Look at San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles county park websites....great camping and easy to get into up to a year in advance. Private parks try Ocean Mesa above Santa Barbara, Santee Lakes inland San Diego, Chula Vista RV on beach below San Diego, Mission Bay RV resort or Campland by the Bay. Private RV parks can be expensive but not much more than state system anymore. Good luck.
Not as far south, but kind of SoCal: We stayed at Carpinteria State Park when we wanted to see things around Santa Barbara in 2006. Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Carpinteria was a nice one with long beach area & a dump site and they had some full hookups which were somewhat parking lot like campsites; but very close to the water. The ones with out hookups & farthest back along the park road are the nicest, up on a small "bluff".
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