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A great deal of Ventura's coastline is dedicated to the State Park, which is a great thing for those of us who love Southern California beaches.  There is so much to do and see at this beach, but if you get bored, the heart of Main Street is just three blocks inland.

This beach features swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, a parking lot, a snack bar and a beach-equipment rental shop. Bike trails connect other nearby beaches. A 1,700-foot pier has a snack bar, restaurant and bait shop.

In addition to its built-in amenities, the Promenade (a long walking and biking trail that hugs the coastline) is the site of many festivals and special events.

Take the 101 to Seaward Avenue.  At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto Harbor Blvd.  There are two entrances to the beach - there will be one directly on your left (swimming, camping) and one about a half mile up on the left (swimming, pier, restaurant).