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About Seaward Avenue Beach in Ventura, California

Seaward Avenue Beach is the wide sandy beach in front of Ventura’s Seaward Avenue Beach District. This neighborhood and shopping area is centered on the intersection of Pierpont Boulevard and Seaward Avenue west of Highway 101.

A hotel called Inn on the Beach is right on the beach with excellent views toward the Channel Islands from the ocean side balconies. Just a short walk from the beach you can find several restaurants and shops, but this beach doesn’t get as many tourists as beaches near downtown Ventura.

Seaward Beach is property of the state as part of San Buenaventura State Beach, but it’s the city that provides a small parking lot and restrooms where Seaward Ave hits the shoreline. If you walk on the beach about a half-mile north you will be at the main part of the state park.

In the summertime there will be a lifeguard here, but the rip currents can be strong so be careful if you plan to swim or play in the surf.

S Seaward Ave and Zephyr Ct
Ventura, CA 93001
Park Name
San Buenaventura State Beach
Other Names
Pierpont Beach
City & State
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Sunbathing, Beach Walking, Fishing
Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguard, Restaurants, Rentals
Map of Seaward Avenue Beach
Ventura, US
2:33 am, April 22, 2024
temperature icon 57°F
L: 57° H: 60°
Feels like 56.26 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:16 am
Sunset: 7:34 pm
Humidity 91 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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February 12, 2024

That’s a video of the rogue wave that hit Seaward Ave recently. In addition to several injuries to onlookers, the Inn at the Beach hotel was seriously damaged.

Pam Duffy