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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:36 am 
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Hello,

I would like to spend a few days at Mission Bay, San Diego. It would be just my truck, my trailer loaded with the AI, and a few days to unplug. I sleep inside the truck, so not even a tent is needed.

Do you know of a campground that:
* Gives me enough space for the truck and the trailer
* Allows me to get a spot close enough to the water to move the boat back and forth for the evening (or even better, give me a safe place to leave it overnight)
* Ideally, has a ramp (not critical).

I am planing to go after the beginning of low season (mid-September), and stay over four or five days.

What would you recommend?

Thanks
Carlos


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:51 am 
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The only place I can think of is Campland http://www.campland.com/
There is kayak storage and a boat ramp.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:13 pm 
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thanks, domr, they came up in my search but with mixed reviews (noisy, crowded, etc.). But I guess there is no other option. I was hoping for a "secret spot" from a san diegan :D Cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Another option might be Mariner's Point Park. I see RVs parked there all the time, but not sure if overnight is allowed. According to this it would be, on weekdays:
https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recre ... ks/night#m


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm 
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Thanks, domr!

Do you have a favorite place around SD if camping is taken out of the equation? I leave in Orange County, so it wouldn't be too bad for an early trip and stay just for the day. Then I can decide if I want to go to a hotel for the night and come back next day.

Also, the Google map with launching locations accessible from the Hobie forum has over ten places in Mission Bay, but only a few in SD Bay. Are both places comparable?

My intent is spending a few days sailing, but camping by the water may not be the most feasible alternative...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:57 am 
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I think Campland is a good option to stay. As far as places to sail, there's a section of Mission Bay called Sail Bay. The wind is pretty consistent there and full of sail boats. There's also a 5 mph speed limit in this section for power boats. You might get bored of this on a multi day trip though. Other options are to go out of Mission Bay through the channel and sail along the coast. Swell can get big in the channel so check conditions. There are kelp forests north and south of the channel which can get caught up in the rudder, mirage drives, etc, so try to avoid those. If you're trailering, you can drive and launch from the beach at La Jolla Shores. Again check surf conditions. The sailing isn't good at La Jolla shores, but there are sea caves to see and snorkeling. Also hundreds of kayak tours operating here. If you're fishing, this is a good spot to launch and head to the kelp beds off La Jolla.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:17 am 
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thanks, domr, will tell you how it goes. may start by going for the day and check it out. cheers


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