deal of Ventura's coastline is dedicated to the State
Park, which is a great thing for those of us who love
Southern California beaches. There is so much to do
and see at this beach, but if you get bored, the heart of
Main Street is just three blocks inland.
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. A 1,700-foot pier has a snack
bar, restaurant and bait shop.
addition to its built-in amenities, the Promenade (a long
walking and biking trail that hugs the coastline) is the
site of many festivals and special events.
Take the 101 to Seaward Avenue. At the bottom of the
ramp turn right onto Harbor Blvd. There are two
entrances to the beach - there will be one directly on
your left (swimming, camping) and one about a half mile up
on the left (swimming, pier, restaurant).