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About Emma Wood State Beach
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Emma Wood State Beach is located in California
34.282 N
-119.319 W
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7 Reviews of Emma Wood State Beach
Truly serene and self reconnection spot.

This place is very peaceful. We stayed at campsite 33. We were so close to the shore that the waves blocked any city noise. You are unable to go into the water because its rocky but the view is breathtaking. Dolphins and whales were our neighbors. Only negative thing for this campground no bathrooms, hookups, and lurking thieves at night. Just lock up everything valuable and enjoy the waves lullaby.

Beach side no hook ups

Beautiful beach side campground where you can put your wheels right over the sand Maybe even get ocean spray on your windows. $50 a night with no hook ups. Between the freeway/ rail road tracks and the ocean with a great long bike path adjacent running from Ventura to Santa Barbara and beyond.

Road noise

Have used the group camping site.

Pros: Beautiful beach. RVs seem to have a better time here.

Cons: Doesn’t really feel like camping, since you can hear the sound of the freeway and trains. Trash from people living in the reeds by the river.

Close to Ventura

Within walking, biking, and driving distance to Ventura.  The Hike and Bike area was near a homeless camp. Camp host may let you camp in an area away from the homeless.  Grassy area I was in near the entrance had the highway on one side and train tracks on the other. Restrooms and water are available.  A group camping area is also available.


Rv camping right on the water. During off season months this campsite is filled with retired folks and it keeps it’s super quiet at night.

Great views

Not having grown up anywhere near an ocean beach it’s sufficient to say that this campground was a special treat for myself. Yes it was noisy due to the highway, but you just can’t complain about waking up practically right on the ocean. Would go again, but campgrounds are packed a little tight. Not great if you want to wake up to silence or nature, but boy we sure learned a lot about cumbia!

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Ventura River Group Sites

Very large with great space for tents/hammocks. One fire pit and a few picnic tables. Right next to the highway (very hard to ignore the noise). Short walk to a cobble beach. Open spray showers and flushing toilets.