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About San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, California

San Buenaventura State Beach takes up about two miles of the waterfront in Ventura. It stretches from Marina Park near the Ventura Harbor all the way north to the Ventura City Pier. It’s the perfect place for picnics, sunbathing, and beach walking.

The widest part of this beach is the section in front of the park at the main entrance. At this location there is a paved pedestrian and bike path that runs between the park and the dunes. This path, the Omer Rains Bike Trail, heads north to the pier and all the way to Emma Wood State Beach eight miles away making it a great bike ride.

There are two parking areas for San Buenaventura State Beach. The main entrance is at the north end of Pierpont Boulevard at San Pedro Street where a large grass park with picnic tables is the site of many special events. The northern parking lot off East Harbor Boulevard provides access to the beach near the Ventura Pier.

South of San Pedro Street, the beach is in front of homes the entire way. At Seaward Avenue there is a city-provided parking lot with beach access.

Pierpont Blvd & San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001
Park Name
San Buenaventura State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Surfing, Biking, Skating, Volleyball, Picnicking, Walking, Sunbathing
Restrooms, Paved Bike Path, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Volleyball Courts, Grass Park, Snack Bar, Rentals
Map of San Buenaventura State Beach
Ventura, US
12:34 pm, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 73°F
L: 61° H: 73°
Feels like 73.26 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 6 m/s
UV Index: 11.21
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:45 am
Sunset: 8:11 pm
Humidity 66 %
Pressure1007 mb
Wind 6 m/s

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