Long known as a surfing paradise due to its unique south-facing waterfront and “breaks” that produce incredible waves, Ventura’s beaches stretch from Surfer’s Point to Ventura Harbor, and represent the shining jewels in the city’s crown. Whether surfing, sailing, or just relaxing on the sand, the beaches in Ventura offer the perfect blend of idyllic coastal beauty and fun in the sun activities for visitors and residents alike.
A day at the beach in Ventura has something for everyone…from surfing the breaks at Surfer’s Point and the legendary Rincon Beach, to bird watching at McGrath State Beach, to sea shell hunting at Mussel Shoals before heading out to Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. No matter your idea of fun at the beach, you’ll find it waiting for you in Ventura.
The Ventura coastline also features miles of scenic bike paths for cyclists and walking trails for those who prefer to do their sightseeing on foot. Swimming, camping, fishing, and sunbathing are also popular beach activities in Ventura, as is shopping and dining at Ventura Harbor Village.
Ventura Harbor Village packs pure Southern California seaside fun into a fanciful package, perfect for a family vacation, a weekend retreat, or even a quick stop as you sail from port to port. Stroll the promenade, pop into a restaurant for casual or fine-dining, shop unique boutiques and specialty stores, stay at a beachfront hotel, and make your dream getaway a reality on Ventura’s oceanfront.