Emma Wood State Beach, Ventura

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Emma Wood State Beach is a California State Beach in Ventura County, California. It is located on the western side of the city of Ventura and borders the estuary at the mouth of the Ventura River.HistoryThe park is named for Emma Catherine Wood, a co-owner of the Taylor Ranch, originally the Rancho CaƱada de San Miguelito. Her husband Buddy Wood donated the land in her memory, she died in 1944. The 112acre park was established in 1957.FeaturesEmma Wood State Beach is popular for walking, fishing, swimming, and surfing. The park features a seaside RV-only campground.SettingThe park lies at the southern end of the north coast of Ventura County, where the Santa Barbara Channel coastline is bordered by the Santa Ynez Mountains and coastal cliffs formed by eroding marine terraces.Pacific Coast Highway, railroad tracks of the Coast Line, and the US Highway 101 freeway wind along the narrow strip of the county's north coast land at the base of the mountains for north to the Santa Barbara County line. Over 70 percent of this shoreline, with narrow sandy beaches and rocky tidepools, is accessible via state- or county-owned parks and other properties.
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  • August 31, 2017
    Emma Wood is a favorite of mine. So we took our grandson with us over to the coast while awaiting the arrival of a new granddaughter. Emma Wood was a perfect place for him to play and get wet and spla...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    The good - this is dry camping right on the ocean front. The surf is breaking just outside your RV or off your bedroom, and you are quite literally oceanfront. The bad - Like most oceanfront areas, th...  more »
  • May 4, 2017
    But no other facilities. Go up to Feria Beach for food, toilets, showers hookups etc. enjoy your stay.  more »

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