We started offering Los Angeles campervan rentals back in 2009 – where it all began. It’s a natural starting place for myriad adventures, and L.A. will kick-start your trip like none other. Swing by the Hollywood sign and stroll along Venice Beach, and then make your way any direction to find dramatic deserts like Joshua Tree and Death Valley, beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains or head east toward Vegas and the one and only Grand Canyon.
30 minutes from Venice Beach | 2.75 hours from Coachella Valley | 3 hours from Joshua Tree National Park | 4.75 hours from Death Valley National Park
Our Los Angeles campervan rental depot is conveniently close to LAX Airport and plenty of great hotels. We are also very close to the 405 freeway which will take you straight to some of Los Angeles best attractions as well as the main route to other major cities.
From the moment Highway 10 dead ends into the Pacific Ocean until Highway 1 banks sharply away from the coast a couple of hundred miles later, you’re given a literal buffet of beaches and attractions to choose from. We’ve included a few favorites.
5.3 miles from depot: 12001 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA
Possibly the closest camping near LAX and the Los Angeles Escape Depot. It may not be our favorite beach camping spot in California, but it’ll do in a pinch, and the ocean is right there.
Directions: Where the Imperial Highway (State Route 90) and Playa Del Rey meet Leo Carrillo State Beach. We like this campground. With 135 shaded campsites, this is a great place to stop off on Day 1 or 2 as you head north on Highway 1. Book in advance, especially on weekends, as this is a favorite bonfire spot for the locals.
Book online: reserveamerica.com
Phone: (800) 950-7275 or (310) 322-4951
33.4 miles from depot: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
A beautiful family campground along the Malibu coastline with beach access and hiking in the Santa Monica mountains on the backside. This campground has tons of shady campsites for tents (or better yet, campervans), day parking, and a camp store. Great surfing and longboarding!
119 miles from depot: 10 Refugio Beach Road, Goleta, CA
This is a favorite of Escape Campervans. It’s what you have in mind when you think of camping on the beach in California.
Phone: (805) 968-1033
178 miles from depot: 555 Pier Avenue, Oceano, CA
This well-known campground/ hangout is a favorite of the Southern California crowd because it’s the only beach you can actually DRIVE ON in California. Don’t attempt this in an Escape Campervan, but we gotta admit, it’s pretty cool.
Phone: (805) 473-7220
Escape Campervans offers fully-equipped, easy-to-drive campervans, at competitive van rental rates. At Escape, we strive to design a product and experience that takes the fuss out of booking so you can focus on the fun parts – planning your route, researching your stops, and gearing up! With 12 locations across the US and Canada, the possibilities are endless. Make your Escape today.