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Emma Wood State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

CA-1, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

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About Emma Wood State Beach

Emma Wood State Beach is a beautiful beach located on the Santa Barbara Channel on the west side of the Ventura River estuary and south of the railroad tracks of the Coast Line. Its campground has 90 beach-front primitive campsites and all have beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. At the eastern edge of the beach, the Ventura River estuary attracts a variety of wildlife, including great blue herons. A total of 300 plant species and 233 species of birds.


Attractions Near Emma Wood State Beach

Museum of Ventura County
Museum of Ventura County3.98km from Emma Wood State Beach

A majestic museum, which celebrates the history, art, and culture of Ventura County and the Channel Islands through its collections, exhibits, educational programs and publications.

San Buenaventura Mission
San Buenaventura Mission4.08km from Emma Wood State Beach

This is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscans in present-day Ventura. It was the ninth Spanish mission established in California.

San Buenaventura City Hall
San Buenaventura City Hall4.46km from Emma Wood State Beach

This is one of the Venturas majestic historic building built in 1912-13, used as a courthouse until 1972. It was the first building in the City of Ventura to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also received historic designations at the state, county and city levels. It is available for rental for your next gathering.Its public indoor and outdoor spaces—Atrium, Patio, Foyer and Community Meeting Room have beautiful floors, ceilings and walls of marble.

Ventura Botanical Gardens
Ventura Botanical Gardens4.5km from Emma Wood State Beach

A beautiful botanical garden, boasting spectacular nearly 360-degree views including the California coast, lush agricultural landscapes. With spectacular coastal views, they offer breathtaking event locations—Summit Plateau, Rotary Plaza, and the newly established welcome center. It is one of the iconic locations in this area.

The Majestic Ventura Theater
The Majestic Ventura Theater4.67km from Emma Wood State Beach

This is a historic live concert venue in the city of Venutura. This was "the only luxury theatre built in Ventura County in the 1920s in the "style of the great movie palaces." the theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Ventura Pier
Ventura Pier4.93km from Emma Wood State Beach

Formerly known as Ventura wharf is a wooden pier located on the Pacific Ocean in Ventura. The pier has been designated as Ventura Historic Landmark No. 20.

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Historically inhabited by the Chumash people, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Known for their rock paintings and for their great basketry, the Chumash were hunter-gatherers, fishermen, and also traders with the Mojave, Yokuts, and Tongva Indians.

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