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Emma Wood State Beach

Hwy 1, North of Ventura, Ventura, CA
+1 805-968-1033
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Escaping the heat of the central valley.

Emma Wood is a favorite of mine. So we took our grandson with us over to the coast while awaiting... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Diane H
Wallace, Idaho
Depends on what you are looking for.

The good - this is dry camping right on the ocean front. The surf is breaking just outside your RV... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Hartland, Vermont
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“ocean front” (3 reviews)
“nice sand” (2 reviews)
Hwy 1, North of Ventura, Ventura, CA
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Reviewed 31 August 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 splash where you won't get...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 28 August 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, these sites are very small (narrow) and you...More

Thank RickHall802
Reviewed 4 May 2017

But no other facilities. Go up to Feria Beach for food, toilets, showers hookups etc. enjoy your stay.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A recent trip to CA and old haunts was very disappointing, this was one of them, crowded, hard to find parking, some areas fenced off, more rocks now and less sand, hard to get to the beach, not as pretty and sedate as it was...More

Thank Fred V
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed here after flooding forced evacuation from another location but were very disappointed in the facility. Typical of many State parks, there were no services (power, water, sewer) but the paved part of the site was not very long and therefore was very difficult...More

Thank DnD1031
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I must say that even though this is a dry camp, this was by far one of if not our favorite campsite because of it's location. Yes, you do have to be self contained, but who cares when you have a view like this. There...More

2  Thank Rich B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The group campsites are a great place for a large group to take advantage of the beach and beachtown. The sites are spacious with water taps throughout. You can easily walk under the train track to the rock bottom beach where kite surfing and other...More

Thank Wendyseestheworld
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We biked from our hotel on a fantastic beach bike path and stopped here to play in the sand. This was the perfect spot to bring a toddler as (being a weekday) was not busy at all and we could watch him enjoying himself in...More

Thank shawn h
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Emma Wood State Beach The location is nice, although mostly dirt so when the wind blows, get ready to get coated with dirt! The beach at the first 10 sites has some nice sand and the rest of the spots in the campground is covered...More

3  Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We love camping right on the water! But our vacation was ruined by a thief in the night! He came prepared to cut the lock on our generator, so if you have anything you want to keep, lock it up tight inside your rig!!!!!

Thank 2CAtravelers4ever
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25 June 2016|
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Response from SquireDude | Reviewed this property |
None of the sites, in my opinion, are good at this park. It is a State Park that is a dirty parking lot that is under the freeway. It has a concrete wall between you and a very rocky beach. This is not a place to hang out... More
21 August 2015|
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Response from Dadickster | Reviewed this property |
The end sites are the best as you don't have anyone on either side. 72, 73, 74 are smallest. Be prepared to be sandwiched in on most sites and 100% dry camping, no dump station, water, toilets etc.
9 March 2015|
Response from Pam L |
Their website says: Emma Wood State Beach offers primitive camping for fully self-contained vehicles ONLY. Tents are not permitted. No water, restrooms, electricity, fire rings, or phones or dump station are available... More