The City of Ventura oversees two beach areas in Ventura:
City Beach Area 1:stretch of beach from the Ventura Pier to Surfer’s Point (near the Ventura County Fairgrounds)
City Beach Area 2: stretch of beach from Marina Park to Camden Lane
Other beaches located in the City of Ventura include:
San Buenaventura State Beach and Emma Woods: managed by California State Parks, 805-585-1850
Harbor Cove Beach, South Beach, and Surfer's Knoll Beach: managed by the Ventura Port District
This 15-acre beachfront park at the south end of Pierpont Boulevard is a great place to watch boats cruise out of the harbor, have a picnic, and let the kids play on the swings. Facilities include picnic and barbecue areas, a sand volleyball court, a children’s play area with a replica of an antique sailing ship, and restrooms.
Promenade Park, across from the beach and Surfer's Point, commemorates the site of an ancient Chumash village. Beach and park facilities include restrooms, showers, a spacious lawn, and picnic tables.
Surfer’s Point, off Figueroa Street, includes one of California’s premier surfing spots. An oceanfront promenade pathway and bike trail connect this sandy beach to the Ventura Pier.
The Ventura Promenade is an oceanfront pathway that runs between the Ventura Pier and Surfer's Point. Trail users can continue east into the San Buenaventura State Beach area but the trail ends at San Pedro Street. The west end of the trail connects with a bike path that extends for 15 miles to Ojai.
The City of Ventura contracts with the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation to provide lifeguard services for Ventura beaches and coastline waterways. Lifeguard Services include water rescues of swimmers and surfers, boat rescues, and public safety concerns at City beaches including education and enforcement of beach rules.