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Emma Wood State Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, California 93001 USA

Free to Visit
Open Now
Mon 6a-7p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“state beach at the Ventura River estuary”

Emma Wood State Beach is located at the Ventura River estuary at the most of the Ventura River. The water's moderate temperatures make this a popular park for swimming, surfing and fishing. Perch, bass, corbina and cabezon frequent the area. A wide array of wildlife, including songbirds and great herons can be found. The ruins of a World War II era artillery site are located within the park. Camping is available for self-contained vehicles.

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  • Road Warrior
  • 401 Reviews
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October 04, 2014
Rated 5.0

While we were staying overnight in Ventura, we decided to spend our Saturday morning at Emma Wood State Beach.

The weather was very nice and the sun was so hot you could not resist getting into the water.

The beach was full of people swimming and surfers riding the tall waves.
We didn't allow the kids get very far away into the water due to the height of the waves but we played right at the shore like the other families.

Great escape and the water is so clear and refreshing!

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Emma Wood State Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy
Ventura, California
93001 USA


Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Max Stay
Max Length
45 ft
Season End
Year Round
State park or forest
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Season Start
Year Round
  • Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Primitive Sites
  • Group Tent Sites
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