Will you be ditching the camper van kitchen?
Published on 19th June 2017
Take a trip round the VW T6 Beach & find out.
The most laid back of the VW California camper van family, the VW Beach shuns some of the more luxurious home comforts that are found in its distinguished brother, the VW Ocean. Instead it boasts room to transport enough luggage for a fully loaded weekend of extreme sports or a family’s worth of fishing equipment plus kayaks. In fact, there’s enough room in one of these cool campervans for full surf kit plus everything you’d need for an awesome all night beach party - and space for a few extra friends to boot.
The VW California Beach is the ideal camper van choice if you’re heading to a festival.
You won’t need much in the way of cooking capabilities because you’ll be too busy enjoying the music and if you do get hungry you’ll be making the most of all those foodie stalls. Similarly, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a wild gourmet (or even a Ray Mears) you might prefer to prepare your meals out in the open air on a full-blown campfire (or one of the handy camping stoves that Kamper Hire can provide you with). If that’s the case then the California Beach will be your perfect partner and you’ll have maximum room for outward bound equipment too.
The VW Beach is a brilliant campervan to hire.
It has all the driving, carrying and sleeping capabilities that you would expect from any VW California. The big difference is that where the Ocean features a fitted fridge, stove and sink, the Beach can instead carry up to seven people and loads of luggage. There’s enough room in this van to sleep four in luxury and more than enough room for a tent and a ton of bedding for everyone else.
The secret to the Beach’s versatility is its clever seating. It can be configured as a 7 seater so makes a brilliant people carrier but the seats are also easily removable. You can take out a couple of the rear seats and create more luggage space - or take out all of the back ones and create a seriously roomy transporter.
The VW California Beach is by no means the basic choice for hire. It has a pop-up roof, electric hook up, an awning, lots of different seating possibilities, plus extra chairs and a fold out table which can be used inside or outside. Not to mention the two super comfy double beds and fabric black-out blinds so you can sleep really well, however you’ve spent your day.
Inside the cab of the VW California Beach camper van, the styling is seriously smart.
You’ll never be short of good music with the MP3 compatible CD drive, AUX-in socket and eight speakers. The front seats of the campervan have armrests and cup holders and the air con’s great, so even if you’re taking a camper van tour across Europe, you’ll still be sitting comfortably.
The Beach’s front seats swivel round and you can easily create a sociable lounge space when you fancy a break or bite to eat whilst you’re on the road. In the evenings you can retire to your lounge-on-wheels to keep cosy (there’s excellent heating) and the internal lighting is great too if you just want to chill out with a book.
Driving the Beach campervan is pretty much like driving a car - a good car.
Cruise control, power steering and an automatic gear-box make things easy and the 2l TDI Diesel engine has got enough welly for the hilliest journeys. The 70 litre fuel tank means it’s always a long while before you need to fill up and this camper van’s compact size makes parking and city driving a breeze.
At Kamper Hire, we always take care to match camper van model to customer need.
We’ll recommend which of our California campervans will suit you best and make sure you know about all the design details and added extras so you can get the most out of your camper van and have a fabulous trip. Once you’re out on the road, you can always give us a call if you have questions too. Whether you opt for ditching the kitchen and hiring a VW Beach camper van or you decide you’d rather enjoy the facilities the California Ocean has to offer, we’ll do our best to deliver you the best ever camper van hire experience.