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The Ventura County shoreline has many incredible sandy beaches. For some travelers along the Central California Coast the idea of camping is more appealing than booking hotel rooms every night. Luckily there are several excellent campgrounds in Ventura County that are close enough to the shore to hear the crash of ocean waves. Some of these parks allow tent camping, but others are for RV campers only. Reservations are recommended, especially in the summer months.

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For those days when you are not camping, here are some hotel options in the Ventura area.

Above is a map and below is a list of the parks and beaches along the Ventura County shore that have campgrounds.

Beaches on this map

  • Sycamore Cove Beach

    Sycamore Cove Beach is a day-use area in Point Mugu State Park in southern Ventura County. The beach in Sycamore Cove is excellent, but the biggest draw to this spot […]

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  • Thornhill Broome Beach

    Thornhill Broome Beach in Point Mugu State Beach is in front of a long campground on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway in southern Ventura County. There is a […]

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  • Faria Beach

    Faria Beach is located at the north end of the private gated Faria Beach Colony in Ventura County. The county provides a small campground called Faria Beach Park at this […]

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  • Hobson Beach

    Hobson Beach is located south of the private gated Seacliff Beach Colony in Ventura County. At high tide there will be little if no dry sand at Hobson Beach. The […]

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  • Rincon Parkway Beach

    Rincon Parkway is a linear campground that spans most of the Ventura shoreline between Faria Beach County Park and Hobson Beach County Park. The parkway is only open to RV […]

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  • Emma Wood State Beach

    Emma Wood State Beach is a linear state park that parallels Highway 101 west of the city of Ventura. The main day use area is at the south end of […]

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  • Emma Wood State Beach – North Beach

    North Beach at Emma Wood State Beach is a long linear RV campground right on the ocean. Unfortunately there is no tent camping at this location as they only allow […]

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  • McGrath State Beach

    Note that McGrath has been flooding since 2019 and is closed until California State Parks can do the necessary repairs to keep the land in the campground dry. McGrath State […]

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  • Leo Carrillo State Park – North Beach

    North Beach at Leo Carrillo State Park is a wide family friendly and dog friendly beach in western Malibu. It has a large linear day-use parking lot right on the […]

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