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This is an interesting beach and campground.  It is a very narrow stretch of road and single file camping sites.  The beach is close enough to touch.

Moderate ocean temperature at Emma Wood State Beach makes the area a great place for swimming, surfing and fishing. A freshwater marsh at the southwest end of the beach attracts raccoons, songbirds and red-tailed hawks. The beach also features the crumbling ruins of a World War II coastal artillery site. 

The main beach is reached via Highway 101.  Northbound exit at "State Beaches" exit and Southound exit at Main Street, bearing left at the bottom of the ramp.  Once back on the highway, take the first exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp. 

The group campís entrance is at the west end of Main Street in Ventura, which you can reach from Southbound 101 via the Main Street exit.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn right and make the immediate right into the campgrounds.  Northbound 101 take the Ventura exit. Turn left onto Main Street and turn left into the entrance to group campground, which is right before you get back on the highway.