San Buenaventura State Park, Ventura
I love to bring my boys here. We always have a wonderful time. This beach allows 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, restrooms, showers, and a wonderful biking, jogging, or skating path. Oh lots of wonderful shade trees too!
Directions: 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 and one about a half mile up on the left.