San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
San Buenaventura State Beach is a beach located in Ventura, California. The primary entrance is located at , off the 101 Freeway.

This beach consists of a 1,700-foot (520 m) pier that has a snack bar, restaurant, and bait shop. People often come to this beach to surf, swim, and picnic. This is the beginning of the Omer Rains Bike Trail system that leads to other nearby beaches.
Several special events take place in this place, such as the Pirate Festival, triathlon, the "Seaside Invitational" cross country meet, the State Junior Lifeguards Program that is held each summer, and volleyball tournaments.
The nesting of the Snowy plover is monitored here, and temporary informational/warning signs and fences (or ropes) are erected near nest sites during the breeding season. To help in the recovery of the bird, nonnative vegetation that threatens the beach habitat has been removed, and beach goers are educated as to the sensitive nature of the area to dunes and other sandy areas.
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  • Why do I love this beach? Let me count the ways 1. Biking the whole stretch from the marriot street all the way to the other side past the bridge and mobile park trailer homes and then along the...  more »
  • I grew up going to Ventura beach and the first time I was in Waikiki, I said 'Where's the beach?' Ventura beach is very broad with good sand but limited parking the water in SoCal is COLD but once...  more »
  • Me & my family took my mother here for Mother's Day. It was a beautiful day out and the gardens were beautiful. However, since it was Mother's Day it was rather crowded and parking was hard to find. The roses were beautiful and in full bloom. It was a really nice place to take the family if you are into these things. Its $7 for admission plus additional fees for any guided tours. I recommend this place around April/May when the roses are blooming. We were a little late for the camellias as there were not more flowers. They have a restaurant and other snack vendors if you get hungry. They also have a marketplace to buy trinkets and other house decorating items.
  • Beautiful place! During the times of covid is a good way to have a nice afternoon watching the sunset. Is not crowded
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