With close to 300 days of sunshine a year, you won’t find a more pleasant place to camp than Ventura. Add in RV and camping sites close to the beach — and steps from the beach — and your campfire and s’mores are now backdropped by the sighing of surf and hung with a million stars. A recipe for lifetime memories.
PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS IN VENTURA
Ventura Beach RV Resort
Information: 805-643-9137; www.vbrvresort.com
Located at 800 West Main Street (at the western edge of town), this 19-acre full-service RV park and campground has over 140 RV sites, 36-plus tent sites, wi-fi, pool and spa, hook-ups, store, laundry, playground, showers and easy access to a bike trail that winds along the coast.
STATE CAMPGROUNDS IN VENTURA (to make reservations at State Campgrounds go to www.parks.ca.gov, www.reserveamerica.com, or call 1-800-444-7275
Emma Wood State Beach
Located on the Pacific Coast Highway 1.5 miles north of Ventura. For self-contained RV’s only (no tent camping); 90 primitive sites right along the ocean. Reservations required May 15 – Labor Day, thereafter, first come, first served on weekends only. Fishing, trailer sanitation, showers, picnicking, swimming, surfing, windsurfing and a nearby bike trail winding along the coast.
Emma Wood Group Camp
Located at the far end of Main Street. Reservations required. Five developed group tent sites for up to 30 people each. Primitive RV camping for groups of up to 50 people and 20 vehicles. Rest rooms, water spigots, no hook-ups, beach shower, fire rings. Day Use Area within the park next to the bike path.
COUNTY CAMPGROUNDS (Reservations: www.ventura.org/parks-department or call 805-654-5000)
Faria County Campground
Located at 4350 West Pacific Coast Highway, 5 miles north of Ventura. Heading north, exit the 101 Freeway at “State Beaches.” 42 sites for tents and RVs. Full hook-ups, showers, fire rings, playground, horseshoe pits. You can same day book an open site before you arrive. Otherwise it’s first come, first served. Right on the water.
Hobson Beach County Campground
Located at 5210 West Pacific Coast Highway, 7 miles north of Ventura. Heading north, exit the 101 Freeway at “State Beaches.” 31 sites for tents and RVs, full hook-ups, showers, fire rings, wi-fi. Right on the water. Good for families and groups. You can same day book an open site before you arrive. Otherwise it’s first come, first served.
Rincon RV Parkway
Stretching along the Pacific Coast Highway, 6 miles north of Ventura. Roadside/oceanside parking for self-contained RVs only. Permits issued through onsite pay faults. Close to 130 sites. Heading north, exit the 101 Freeway at “State Beaches.” Heading south on the 101 Freeway, exit at “Sea Cliff.” No hook-ups. First come, first served only. 5 day stay limit April 1- October 31; 14 day limit November 1 – March 31.