San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura

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San Buenaventura State Beach is a beach located in Ventura, California. The primary entrance is located at 901 Pedro Street, 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... 
    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 visited the San Buenaventura State Park after eating and had a walk around the place. There is tons of parking and a quick walk to the beach opens up to some beautiful viewing of the Pacific... 
    I visited the San Buenaventura State Park after eating and had a walk around the place. There is tons of parking and a quick walk to the beach opens up to some beautiful viewing of the Pacific...  more »
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  • One of my favorites beaches I recommend this one primarily because it is so uncrowded and a little bit secluded there's a jolly oyster guy that comes and does oysters on certain days of the week it's walking distance to the pier and the promenade those are the areas everybody likes to ride their bikes and go on these little trips. There's a parking structure with parking and a hotel that has a pool and sits right on the beach aloha steakhouse is one of my favorites and he's definitely a good jumping off starting point when the fair is going on.
  • A great place to take in the coast. Clean, sandy beaches and free parking make this a good spot to sunbathe, take a stroll, or swim in the sea (if it's warm enough 😀). There are public restrooms available. The kiddie playground seems to be closed at present.

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