Welcome to Ventura County Coast
Expect good vibes in Ventura County Coast, a string of welcoming coastal communities along Highway 101 including Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme. There’s something for everyone here—uncrowded beaches, family-friendly activities, eclectic shops, award-winning restaurants and bars. Experience a more laid back way of life with all the excitement and attractions of a bigger city in Ventura County Coast.
“Where else can you go to the mountains, islands, and enjoy time in the city in one day?” -Alex Hong, Local Vibe
Regional Quick Facts
With so much to see and experience, below are a few quick facts about our destination.
- Nearly Perfect Year-Round Weather
- 22 Miles of Safe Uncrowded Beaches
- 450+ Restaurants
- 60+ Lodging Options
- 9 Golf Courses
- 10 Surf Spots
- 20+ Hiking/Biking Trails
- 30+ Museums
- 15+ Breweries
- 13 Wineries
- 2 Harbors
- 1 National Park
Ventura County Coast is the gateway to California’s Central Coast, located off Highway 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
Distance from Surrounding Destinations
- Santa Barbara: 27 miles
- Hollywood: 46 miles
- Los Angeles: 52 miles
- Bakersfield: 120 miles
- Las Vegas: 315 miles
- San Francisco: 359 miles
*Exact distances vary.
What You Can Expect
Natural beauty reigns supreme in Ventura County Coast. Visitors will love exploring local trails on foot or bike, hitting the waves on a surfboard or kayak, and cruising around local harbors via boat (or even gondola!). Each of our four cities is also home to numerous locally owned restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that are sure to satisfy any palette. When it comes to shopping, Ventura County Coast has a range of businesses from local boutiques to big-name brands. When it comes to history and culture, each community offers unique educational opportunities at museums, nature centers, and historical sites. Oh, did we mention we have a national park in our backyard? Channel Islands National Park is accessible from our two harbors.
Things to Pack
With year-round sunshine, you can bet you will need your sunglasses on this road trip.
You will need your bathing suit for our 22 miles of beaches. Get ready to soak in the sun.
With so many amazing views, you won’t want to be without your camera on this road trip!
Ventura Coast Coast has miles of trails to explore. From coastal walks to mountain treks, there’s something for everyone.
Since we are on the coast, the ocean breeze cools us off in the evenings. Bring a light jacket to throw on at night and in the mornings.
Spending all day in the sun? Protect your skin! It’s what the dermatologist ordered.
Your Favorite Hat
Whether you are spending your day at the beach, exploring the Channel Islands National Park or simply cruising around town, keep the sun out of your face with your favorite hat.
Outfit for a Night Out
Don’t forget an outfit for a nice dinner and a night out on the town.
No matter what city you are in, there are views everywhere. Maybe you will spot dolphins or even a whale!
Coming from the south: Ventura County Coast is a straight shot on Highway 101 from Los Angeles and other southern locations. If you’re taking the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), veer east at Point Mugu toward Oxnard and onto Highway 101.
Coming from the north: Connect with Highway 101 in San Jose and follow it south through the Central Coast to Ventura County Coast. If you’re coming from Highway 5, take Highway 126 east along the Santa Clara River to the coast.
Traveling to Ventura County Coast has never been easier! Amtrak trains offer daily service at Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura stations. Climb aboard and relax as you travel to our region.