Featured Communities in Ventura County
California has long been a top spot for West Coast residents eager for a warm-weather getaway during the wetter months. The lesser explored Ventura County Coast—comprised of the towns of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme—now offers a diverse range of activities and accommodations… without the crowds and costs that can come with more familiar California destinations. Ventura County Coast lies along 22 miles of uninterrupted coastline, so there is no shortage of spots at which to enjoy seaside fun. Only a 60-minute drive up the coast from Los Angeles, this quiet oasis is more than worth the trek.
Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, you’ll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. In addition to its rich cultural history, the city of Oxnard has the most beautiful beaches in California. The beauty of our beaches is credited to their remote location from freeways and big cities. As a matter of fact, our beaches have priceless views of the Channel Islands.
Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee-mee”) is a seaside community nestled between Oxnard and Ventura whose original Chumash Indian name, means “resting place”. Port Hueneme is the place to dig your toes in the sand, take a long walk on the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, revive your soul in Hueneme. Geographically, Port Hueneme has a total land area of 4.5 square miles; living proof that small is beautiful. What it lacks in size, the City more than compensates in spirit and vitality. With its emphasis on quality of life, the City is widely admired for its redevelopment and revitalization efforts, the natural beauty of its beach, the largest commercial deep-water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the caliber of public facilities, and the unifying theme of its public streetscape. Together, these ingredients provide the recipe for one of California's most livable places.
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 inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human. Enjoy outdoor adventures and the rich fusion of agricultural abundance and ocean side proximity. The Channel Islands National Park lies just offshore as does a National Marine Sanctuary. The Los Padres National Forest is found in Ventura’s foothills while two of California’s longest flowing open rivers help to form the city’s boundaries.