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Emma Wood State Beach, Ventura

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Emma Wood State Beach is a California State Beach in Ventura, California. It is located on the Santa Barbara Channel on the west side of the Ventura River estuary and south of the railroad tracks of the Coast Line and the US Highway 101 freeway.
The beach is named after Emma Grubb Wood who once owned the 8,000 acres (3,237 ha) Taylor Ranch. The beach is popular for walking, fishing, swimming, and surfing. It also includes a primitive campground for recreational vehicles and the remains of World War II artillery emplacements.

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  • Great views, love seeing the ocean just a stone's toss away from our trailer, love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the beach. We enjoy riding our bikes into town for lunch, and coming back for a....  more »
  • The beach here is beautiful. The railroad tracks lie between the beach and the campground. Be very careful here; there are homeless encampments and trash filling the park that lies between the...  more »
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