Discover Port Hueneme

Stay Beachside With Us

Wide-open beaches. Epic sunsets. Perfect weather. Port Hueneme is the ideal place to discover the undiscovered, cruise along the beach, cast a line, hit the links, eat dinner as the sun sets and learn about naval history.

Hueneme Beach Festival

Date: August 28-29, 2021

Place: Port Hueneme Beach Park

About: We invite you and your family to join us for laughs, fun in the sun, great food and music that will have you out of your seat and dancing till your feet hurt! Enjoy live music, great food, cold beer arts & crafts, rides & games and much more. Learn more here.

Undiscovered coastline.

Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, Port Hueneme is known throughout Ventura County Coast as a peaceful place to stroll on the sand, have a picnic, or do some serious pier fishing. Which makes sense because the name Hueneme is a variation of the Spanish phrase “wene me,” meaning “resting place.”

Beach cruisin’.

This idyllic Southern California beach is a great getaway location for family, friends, or just yourself, and it’s located walking or biking distance from most of the local hotels, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. The curving walkway along the beachfront is ideal for a relaxing ride on a bike or surrey! (Make sure to ask your hotel if they offer bike rentals or check out Wheel Fun Rentals.) A full list of walking and biking trails can be found on the City of Port Hueneme website.

Ride the waves.

Looking for a fun and uncrowded surf spot? Hueneme Beach Park provides decent surf conditions, especially with easterly winds. Waves break both right and left and are best at high tide. Bring your own gear or head to a local outfitter for surfboard and wetsuit rentals. Some can even set up private lessons. So pack your sunscreen and grab a board because surf’s up year round in Port Hueneme.

Rest and revive.

In earlier times, Port Hueneme was named Wenemu, meaning “resting place” in the native Chumash language, and it was used as a stop between fishing expeditions. The destination continues to live up to its original name all these years later. Port Hueneme is a place to unwind and revive. Go through the flow of sunrise salutations on the beach or feel the warm breeze touch your face during a sunset meditation. There’s sure to be an outdoor experience that fits your style. From heart racing bike rides to casual strolls along the lighthouse promenade walkway or a dip in the ocean, wellness takes on many forms here.

Cast a line.

If you’re itching for some good fishing, cast a line from Port Hueneme Pier, where you can enjoy views of Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands and even the occasional passing dolphin or whale. A lesser-known fact about California is that you don’t need a fishing license to fish off a pier, so this is an angler’s dream come true.

Hit the links.

Switch your fishing rods for clubs and play a round or two at the NBVC Seabee Golf Course. Port Hueneme’s 18-hole course features a lighted driving range, practice putting green, locker rooms, rentals and a complete pro shop. A soft spike-only facility, the NBVC Seabee Golf course is open to the public.

Grab grub.

Prefer to eat beachside? Take in the scenery from the patio of Surfside Seafood, a popular local hangout with delicious food, for a serving of fresh or fried fish, shrimp, oysters, calamari and more. And if you’re not craving seafood, they also have an assortment of other dishes that will suit your palate.

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Discover history.

You can’t leave Port Hueneme without seeing history up close at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. Located close to the Ventura County Naval Base, Seabee Museum pays homage to the work of the Civil Engineer Corps and Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. The museum is free and displays photos, equipment, and memorabilia from Navy building projects at home and abroad, during peace and wartime. People of all ages will enjoy learning about our local heroes!

Stay Beachside With Us

When it comes to choosing the right hotel, you’ve got plenty of options in Port Hueneme with a variety of accommodations and price points.

Holiday Inn Express
350 E. Port Hueneme Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986-5353

Seaside Inn Motel
645 E Port Hueneme Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 488-7067

America’s Best Value Inn
340 E. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 488-5555

Surfside Motel
615 E. Port Hueneme Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 488-3686

Casa Via Mar
377 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 984-6222

Ventura County Coast
If you like Port Hueneme,
you are going to love
Ventura County Coast!

Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

Regions

Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.

Camarillo

Camarillo

An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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Oxnard

Oxnard

Rally your tribe and head for the Central Coast. California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best kept secrets.

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Ventura

Ventura

A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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