San Buenaventura State Beach
Trailhead: You can access the promenade from several locations along Harbor Boulevard. I started at the eastern end, at the intersection of San Pedro Road and Pierpont Boulevard, from which you can travel west for nearly two miles.
Length: 2-4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
Terrain: HardThere are several short stretches where the asphalt has buckled, making for a bumpy ride.
DescriptionA wide paved promenade with marked lanes travels a few hundred yards past dunes before the ocean and Ventura Pier come into view. For the first half-mile you can hear traffic noise from nearby Harbor Boulevard and Highway 101; after that, ocean sounds predominate. Shortly after you pass beneath the pier you come to a steep concrete ramp...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Beach Wheelchair: Yes
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, September 19, 2008
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