About Ventura Pier Beach in Ventura, California
The sandy beach at Ventura Pier is Ventura’s main city beach and is nearest downtown. The original San Buenaventura City Pier was first constructed in 1872, is still an old structure on wooden pilings that attracts fishermen and tourists who visit the Ventura waterfront. The view from the beach and the pier looks out over Pierpont Bay toward the Channel Islands.
When visiting Ventura, plan on walking the pier and consider walking north on the paved Ventura Promenade pathway to Surfers Point Park. South of Ventura Pier is San Buenaventura State Beach which can also be reached via the Promenade.
Restaurants are available on the pier and at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Bikes, beach chairs, and body boards are available for rent at the pier seven days a week in summer and on weekends in the winter months.
To get to Ventura Pier Beach from downtown just head toward the ocean on California Street and you’ll find it. There is a large parking structure next to the Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel just off Harbor Boulevard. Another option is the northern parking lot for San Buenaventura State Beach which is right behind the beach (the lot entrance is south of the pier).
- 450 E Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
- Other Names
- Ventura City Beach, C Street Beach, California Street, Ventura Wharf
- City Beach
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed on the beach
- Fees for parking
- Fishing, Biking, Skating, Walking, Beach Walking, Watching Sunsets
- Fishing Pier, Paved Bike Path, Promenade, Restrooms, Showers, Rentals, Restaurants, Hotel
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