Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Below is a list of a few fun and adventurous paddle boarding locations throughout Southern California.  In reality, you can paddle board on any beach but these are my favorites. Each of these locations is easily accessible for a van or RV. 

Beach

Aliso Beach

Aliso Beach is one of those hidden jewels that most van and RV nomads neglect to visit. The beach is beautiful with tidepools and amazing scenery. The waves here are

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Beach

Avila Sea Caves

Avila Sea Caves is located south of Avril Beach and is a wonderful place to park your van and spend the day exploring Pirates Beach and the sea caves. The

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Town

Big Bear

Big Bear has it all; hiking, camping, mountain biking, snow skiing, boondocking, sailing, horseback riding, good restaurants, bars, and much more. This makes it one of the best places in

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Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach is an excellent place for any van or RV nomad to visit. The beach offers a lot of activities to include surfing, paddle boarding, volleyball, four

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Boating

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area is a good stopover for any van lifer traveling down/up the I-5 FWY. It’s located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield and 5 miles from

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Boating

Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake is a reservoir in the Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, California, on the Santa Ynez River adjoining the north side of California State Route 154.

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Corona Del Mar State Beach

Corona Del Mar State Beach is a hidden gem for any Van Lifer looking to spend some time on the beach. The beach offers a beach cafe, volleyball courts, restrooms,

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Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Crystal Cove State Park is a great place for any van or RV nomad looking to explore the Southern California coast while in the middle of Orange County California. The

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Surfing

El Porto

El Porto is a wonderful beach for any van or RV nomad who wants to go surfing or lay on the beach. It’s the most consistent surf break in the

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River Rafting

Kernville

Kernville is the capital of adventure in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. It’s located in Kern County and 42 miles northeast of Bakersfield. If you are interested in kayaking,

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Boating

Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernadino Mountains and is a perfect place for any van or RV nomad who wants to escape the city. There are a variety

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Boating

Lake Skinner Recreation Area

Lake Skinner Recreation Area is located in the rolling hills of Winchester, CA. It offers visitors expansive natural vistas and invigorating recreational opportunities, including a picnicking, splash pad, hiking, horseback

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Beach

Malibu Pier

No trip to Southern California is complete without a stopover at the Malibu Pier. The pier is a historic landmark located in the heart of California’s surf culture. The pier

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Beach

Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay State Park makes a great destination for any van lifer looking to spend some time on the beach and explore Morro Bay. The park includes a beach, lagoon,

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Paddle Boarding

Newport Beach Back Bay

Newport Beach Back Bay is a wonderful place to spend the day for any van or RV nomad. Back Bay offers its visitors a great place to hike, ride your

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Beach

Oceanside Harbor Beach

Overview: Oceanside Harbor Beach is a good location for any van or RV nomad to spend the day on the beach and surfing. The beach is wide with plenty of

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Boating

Redondo Beach Marina

Overview: Redondo Beach Marina is a great place for any van lifer to visit to enjoy all the activities it has to offer. Just south of Hermosa Beach, the Marina

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place for any van lifer to visit. The town offers a good mix of adventure and entertainment. There are plenty of hiking trails, ski

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Beach

Will Rogers State Beach

Will Rogers State Beach is a good place to spend the day on the beach, exploring the surrounding areas of Santa Monica and Malibu. The beach isn’t known for its

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