There are no less than seven places where you can enjoy Ventura beach camping. Here, you’ll find pertinent information on these Ventura campgrounds, such as location, facilities available, number of tent or RV sites, and contact numbers. Plus photos and a map of Ventura campgrounds.
Ventura is a great place to camp at the beach, due to it’s mild climate, moderate ocean temperatures, and proximity to things to do in Ventura California.
One thing all these campgrounds have in common (except McGrath) is the proximity to the railroad tracks. This means you will hear the train roar through now and then. Also, they all have nice views of the Channel Islands off shore.
Emma Wood State Beach and Ventura Beach RV Resort offer camping closer to town, while McGrath State Beach, Faria County Park, Hobson Park County Campground, Rincon RV Parkway are located further up or down the coast. These are still just a short drive to the Ventura Harbor Village or downtown in case you fancy a dinner in a restaurant.
Depending on the time of year, some campgrounds allow online reservations, while others are first come, first served. Call individual campgrounds to inquire about reservations, current conditions and prices.
The county beach campgrounds of Hobson, Faria and Rincon Parkway are all first come, first served. Call 805-654-3951 for more information.
One place for Ventura County beach camping is at Faria County Beach Park Campground. Tall palm trees stand around the entrance parking lot, adding tropical flair. There is a restroom, showers and a small store with a food stand where you can get breakfast and lunch. A couple of tables are out front.
Activities include surfing, fishing and playing
horse shoes in the horse shoes pit. The beach is partly rocky, partly
sandy. If you want to take a quick drive south, Faria Beach is a nice cove popular with surfers and stand up board surfers.
This campground is open all year and is located 7 miles northwest of Ventura. Take the State Beaches exit off the 101. The address is 4350 West Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, call 805-654-3951.
The beach here has a sandy and rocky shore with some great tide pools, depending on the tide level. Cute palm trees decorate this campground. There are restrooms, showers and a snack bar. Activities include swimming and fishing.CAMPSITES
Hobson County Beach Park campground is open all year and is found 9 miles northwest of Ventura, up the coast. Take the Seacliff exit off the 101. The address is 5210 W. Pacific Coast Highway. 805-654-3951
This Ventura beach camping spot is open all year and is 6 miles to the northwest of Ventura, on the waterfront. It is fairly primitive, with no drinking water, no showers and no flush toilets. Your RV must be fully contained.
It is basically one long parking lot right next to the sand, interspersed with garbage bins and porta potties. But hey, you've got a prime view of the ocean and the Channel Islands. No tents allowed. One activity people enjoy here is surf fishing.CAMPSITES
Rincon Parkway camping is located at 5275 Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura. Going north on the 101, get off at State Beaches exit. There is parking along the beach for quite a ways, but the overnight section begins where you see the brown signs that indicate overnight camping and self-pay boxes. Call 805-654-3951.
The following two state beach campgrounds near ventura can be reserved online through reserveamerica.com.
There is a family camground and a group campground.
Read more about Emma Wood State Beach campgrounds.
About halfway between Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, McGrath State Beach has a wilderness feel and is great for bird watchers.
Read more about McGrath State Beach campground.
Probably the most developed of the Ventura County beach campgrounds, the campsites here have grass and trees. There is also an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a playground and a recreation room. A small store sells fire wood and propane, amongst other things.
The Ventura Beach RV Resort is located on the inland side of Highway
101. It's a short walk to the beach. This RV campground has all kinds
of fun things to do for families in addition to playing at the beach.
You can play volleyball, swim in the pool, play in the arcade or rent a
bike. A clubhouse is available for group activities as well.
Campers can also enjoy family movie nights by the bonfire. Seasonal events include karaoke, live music & dancing, face painting, and much more.
The Ventura Beach RV Resort is located at 800 W. Main Street in Ventura California, just a bit past downtown. Call 805-643-9137.
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