The path merges with the Ventura Promenade, and about a mile-and-a-half in we arrive at the pier. There is an impressive children’s playground built directly on the sand. This would be a good stopping point for snacks, or even lunch at one of the restaurants, but the kids are content to keep moving.
At about the 3-mile mark the path merges onto the street, becoming a bike lane. We continue through a picturesque residential neighborhood for a few blocks, then on to Marina playground for lunch and some seaside play. The park makes for a perfect morning distance of about 7 miles round-trip.