worth $ to get place on beach or save $ more inland?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by MikeC, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. MikeC

    MikeC Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Hello, I'm going to be in southern CA for April and May and I've been looking at some rentals. I like the idea of being able to walk to the beach but I'm afraid after a couple weeks of surfing every day (therefore improving) I'm going to end up in a situation where I have to drive somewhere to get decent waves in which case I might as well live further inland and save the money.

    Any advice?
  2. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    My advice is rent near the Coaster. It's noisy, but it's cheap. And, eventually you don't even notice the train.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012

  3. MikeC

    MikeC Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    thanks, so I assume the coaster is some type of transportation that goes up and down the coast and lets you take a board on?
  4. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    unless you save more than $200/mo, walking distance to the beach is priceless, especially if you have a consistant break
  5. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    walking distance to the beach, we all want that! But, you are going to have to figure out if you can afford it and if it is the right financial decision for you.
  6. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes. I used to live 2 blocks from the beach in Oceanside. $800/month 2 bedroom. Cheap!
    Like I said the train is loud since you are right there but you get used to it and won't even notice it after a while. You really don't need to travel as Oceanside has ridiculous waves. But, if you want to you can bring boards on the coaster. Not sure where you are looking but anywhere near the train will be cheap. If you are interested in Oceanside, check out a few apartments on S. Cleveland St. between Wisconsin & Missouri. That's where I'm from.
    Just watch out for the Jarheads and the stanky hookers.
  7. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    us VBers deal with jet noise all the time...I am pretty sure it is just as loud if not louder.
  8. freckers

    freckers Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    I am also debating moving to that area for a few months, any suggestions/tips? I cant afford much unfortunately. anyone know how to do it cheap?
  9. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    umm...i actually live here....

    hey man. "southern california" covers several hundred miles. living "near the beach" is relative in and of itself, but whether you are talking robert's cottages on the strand in oceanside or a condo in orange county or a trailer east of solana beach makes all the difference pricewise. OB is cheap compared to PB and they are only a couple miles apart. any idea where you are going? oceanside is a great idea...if that's where you're going. if you're headed to san diego or LA, that's a long a$$ drive. traffic is a B!TCH.
  10. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    Most definitely! I thought I was going to loose my mind a few days ago. They were circling so low I could tell the color of their helmets. I hate the noise but it sure beats having to drive vs. biking to the beach though.