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RV and Boat Storage in San Diego: Where to Find the Best Storage Options for Your Needs

San Diego, California, is perfectly positioned to allow its residents to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in and around the city, including boating and RVing. San Diego has three harbors offering marina facilities, plus other places where you have access to the ocean with small boats and kayaks. From boating around the coast and admiring the city’s skyline to going on the open ocean, you have plenty of options, depending on your skills and preferences.

There are also plenty of nature parks and reserves around San Diego, where you can go for a weekend getaway with your family. Agua Caliente County Park, for one, is a desert oasis where you can bathe in soothing mineral waters. There’s Tijuana River Valley Park, the place to be for breathtaking views and many miles of hiking and biking trails. Forest lovers can also find some respite from city life in William Heise County Park which features some lovely places to explore, camp, hike or bike.

With all those natural attractions nearby, from the ocean to the desert, mountain ranges and forests, it’s no wonder why many San Diego residents decide to purchase boats and/or RVs that allow them to truly enjoy the area. But what’s the best way to keep recreational vehicles when not in use?

Parking rules for oversized vehicles are rather strict in San Diego, so even parking RVs might become a challenge. Very few people have garages or yards large enough to allow them to park their boat and RV, while also having sufficient remaining space for their day-to-day cars and other items. One easy fix would be renting self storage for your boat or RV, whether it’s a closed unit or an outdoor parking space.

Storage facilities ensure proper safety conditions for your recreational vehicles – fenced and gated perimeter, electronic access, security cameras, wide driveways allowing you to maneuver it easily. Also, you can pick up or drop off your boat or RV at your convenience, as most storage facilities have generous access hours, from early in the morning to late at night, or even 24/7 access.

To make your task of finding a storage facility for your RV or your boat, we selected five of the best self storage facilities that provide RV or boat storage in San Diego:

1. Otay Crossing Self Storage – 2098 Harvest Road

This storage facility provides a wide variety of units, including large, 10×25 parking spaces suitable for RVs or boats. Prices for the latter are around $220 per month. They’re fitted with alarms, for extra safety and located right next to the Otay Mesa Port of entry. With easy access to Baja, California, this facility is very convenient for RV and boat owners. The wide driveways and the three access gates make it easier to store your oversized vehicles.  Access hours are 6 AM to 8.30 PM from Monday to Friday and 6 AM to 3.30 PM on weekends. The facility itself features 24/7 video monitoring and controlled-access gates. The onsite management can assist you and provide more information, should you need it.

2. Extra Space Storage – 3085 Del Sol Blvd

You can store anything at this Extra Space Storage facility, depending on your needs – from a few boxes with extra stuff to a big boat or huge RV. Unit sizes start with small 3×3 lockers and go up to large 10×20, 10×40 and 15×40 parking spaces. The monthly rates for large parking spaces start around $210 per month. If you’re interested in a parking space suitable for a smaller vehicle, you can also rent 10×15 or 10×20, with prices starting around $120 per month.

The facility is fenced and gated. It is also fitted with security cameras, and there’s an onsite manager to assist customers. Access hours are between 6 AM and 10 PM, seven days per week.

3. Stor’em Self Storage – 4800 Pacific Hwy

This storage facility offers different parking space sizes, so it’s a good option, whether you are the owner of a small, compact boat, camper van or oversized RV. From small 6×8 parking spaces to large 20×20 ones, the choice is yours, depending on the type of vehicle you’re interested in storing. Prices for parking spaces start at around $150 per month and go up to $280. Apart from the parking spaces, you can also find large units (10×25 or 20×20) should you prefer to store your vehicle in a closed unit for extra safety. You can access the facility seven days per week, from 6 AM to 5 PM.

4. Secure Self Storage – 3865 Rosecrans Street

The RV and boat parking spaces at this storage facility are covered, ensuring good conditions for your vehicles. The facility itself is fenced and gated, and the access is controlled electronically. There’s video surveillance throughout the entire facility and also fire sprinkler protection. If you need regular storage units in addition to the parking space, you can find a variety of sizes, including 5X10 or 10×10. Prices start at $60 and go up to $230 per month.

5. Price Self Storage – 3951 Murphy Canyon Road

This Price Self Storage facility has various vehicle storage options, including 11×20, 11×30 or 11×40. Prices for parking spaces usually vary between $350 and $460, depending on size. You can also pick indoor storage options if you are planning to leave your boat or RV for a longer period of time. You can also rent small or medium storage units for your other storage needs, with prices starting at around $90 per month. The facility ensures access from 7 AM to 7 PM daily. There is also an onsite manager in case you need help or additional information.

Enjoy your time outdoors, and keep your recreational vehicles safe and on hand in self storage!

Maria Gatea
Maria Gatea is a creative writer for StorageCafe and RentCafe with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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