101 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
Date Visited: April 2021
Site: #63, back-in, full hookups, 50 AMP, cable
We paid: $74 per night
Golden Shore RV Resort in Long Beach is a little gem tucked away between the L.A. River (710 Freeway) and the Long Beach Marina and Harbor area. Sites are level DG sections with a fair amount of grass and distance between sites. We loved site #63, on the end next to a little succulent garden. The garden attracted birds, which fascinated our cats for hours on end. Danno even felt safe walking in the garden during the day, which was a miracle on this trip!
The campground is close to the 710 freeway and you do hear some freeway noise, but it’s kind of just in the background and not very annoying. There are bike paths adjacent to the campground, and we were able to ride bikes around the harbor and marina area for quite a ways. You’re also very close to the Catalina Express launch area, as well as the Aquarium of the Pacific, and tons of restaurants.
When we pulled into the campground driveway, there was a locked gate, and we had to call to get the office to open it up. Once you’re registered, you have an access code to get in, but that initial closed gate was a bit disconcerting, since we were pulling off of a moderately busy street. Check-in was smooth, and there is a good place right up front to unhook and park a tow vehicle.
The pool, laundry and bathrooms are toward the back of the property, and there is a large grassy area there, plus in the middle between sites. It feels like they pay a lot of attention to keeping the grounds looking neat, clean, and pretty, with lots of vegetation, considering the overall size (not huge) of the property. Each site has a picnic table, and we enjoyed a relaxing outdoor happy hour on the lawn by our rig.
We would definitely stay here again if we had reason to stay 30 minutes from our home, and we would recommend this campground to anyone who wanted to be close to us on the Westside of L.A.