San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura California
Please Note: For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033. When you walk San Buenaventura State Beach, you realize that this park didn't simply happen, it was designed-obviously during the state park system's pre-poverty era. Instead of the grungy tables stuck in the sand found at many beaches, San Buenaventura features wide, green picnic areas. It boasts volleyball nets, a ﬁtness trail and even a pier.
The state beach offers plenty of room for all the popular beach activities: swimming, surﬁng, cycling, ﬁshing and picnicking. It's one of Ventura County's safest spots for a swim because the sand slopes very gradually into the ocean.
Beach condition advisory: This past winter, storms and high waves eroded much of the sand on the beach at this park, exposing cobble rocks, particularly south of the pier. The beach area with the most sand is next to the main day-use parking lot.
This beach features swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, a parking lot, a snack bar and a beach-equipment rental shop. Bike trails connect other nearby beaches. The beach is the site for a number of special events, such as the Pirate Festival, triathlon, and volleyball tournaments. A 1,700-foot pier has a snack bar, restaurant and bait shop.
The beach is in the city of Ventura. The entrance is on San Pedro Street off Highway 101.
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