San Buenaventura State Beach

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San Buenaventura State Beach is a beach located in Ventura, California. The primary entrance is located at, off the 101 Freeway.

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4.0/5(41)
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4.7/5(18)

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Jul 1, 2023
I loved that this beach had a playground and is dog friendly. It's also convenient to the Ventura pier and boardwalk area. I would have given it a Very Good review except that it costs to park there … Full review by janahn f
Mar 22, 2020
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 tr… Full review by Sheila P
Sep 12, 2019
I grew up going to Ventura beach and the first time I was in Waikiki, I said 'Where's the beach?' Ventura beach is very broad with good sand but limited parking the water in SoCal is COLD but once y… Full review by kbaybob

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Can you take dogs?
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Dogs are not allowed on the state beach, but there are plenty of other beaches in Ventura that allow dogs on the beach.
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Answer by Judy E · Sep 29, 2018
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Is there free parking there?
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there is angle parking along curb line of street leading up to the beach and state facilities next to the beach, the state has parking I believe they charge for, sadly I do not know how …
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there is angle parking along curb line of street leading up to the beach and state facilities next to the beach, the state has parking I believe they charge for, sadly I do not know how much it is. the street parking goes quite a ways, I heard it is packed during summer time, I was there this February while it was raining.
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Answer by Joseph G · Sep 6, 2017
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What's swimming like at the beach, we've never been to Ventura.
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it was rainy and cold in February so no swimmers In water then, I heard it gets crowded in summer months, waves are 3 foot max ,water seems clean at a glance. beach areas look clean.
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How does the rolling window reservation system work?
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California State Parks moved from a block or on-sale day reservation period to a rolling window. The public can reserve the highly sought-after campsites and lodging six months...
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