RVs appear to be parked for as far as the eye can see along the coast between Santa Barbara and Ventura.
RV owners parked along the Rincon Parkway said they got up early to get the best spots.
Some campers pitched a teepee near Emma Wood instead of a tent.
An officer enforcing the area said the teepee is allowed on the beach as long as folks don't sleep in it overnight.
Many people brought barbecues and boogie boards
One campers said she was grateful local fires were contained in time for Labor Day fun.