8.3 Good
     
Ventura, California

Faria Beach Campground

Ventura, California


4350 Pacific Coast Hwy
Ventura, California 93001
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Sites: 42
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.319048827395
Longitude: -119.39088986847
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sites, all close to water, cute shack to purchase cooked food and coffee. However, does not offer composting and only one small recycle bin. Trash overflowing, needs to be emptied much more often. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived mid week, selected dry site, and pulled our motor home in; paid fee and deposited it. Then noticed a rule requiring back in only, no pull in. This is fine for 5ths and trailers but what is the point of being on the ocean if you cannot see it. Since we already in a site near the end without utilities and our neighbors were fine with it, we decided to stay. No problem all afternoon and overnight. Next morning we decided to stay another night, even though new neighbors came in about 7 am, and immediately pulled out a generous supply of beer and hard liquor plus chain smoking about 5' from our rig. Then a ranger more interested in bureaucracy than sense, came and told us that we could not stay there because we had stayed at another Ventura campground about 50 miles away (to see the Reagan Library) and you can't stay at 2 campgrounds without a 7 day absence, even though the total would only be 4 nights. Additionally we would be required to turn around and back in - for ease of leaving in emergencies. The fact that a motor home can leave much quicker than hooking up a trailer, made no difference. Oh, and having neighbors getting drunk and blowing their smoke into your space was OK, no rules against that. We decided to take our business elsewhere. The silver lining is that we found a park on the ocean in a different county that is much nicer, less expensive and where we will definitely return. Normally, we try to follow the rules and be "good, flexible campers" but Ventura's rules made no sense. We have never pulled out like this before. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Small but on the beach. This park can be difficult to enter from the north on ramp but we were able to do a U turn a bit further up. Once in there, there are an assortment of sites in various lengths, some with and without services. Most are along the rock berm so back onto the crashing surf. We needed the extra length so we chose site 40 that backs into a hill but still has a view of the ocean from the patio area. Small but clean bathrooms. Cute little cafe on site. Lots of surfers and day users but very quiet at night except for the crashing waves which was lovely. We stayed in a 40' fifth and did not have to unhitch. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been coming to Faria Beach Park for the past 25 PLUS years. We have spent many Thanksgiving weekends as well. Always have had pleasant and knowledgeable camp hosts. Other campers are friendly, but not in your face. The coffee in the morning ---watching the ocean is pure heaven!!! We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful park and the views are the most beautiful I've seen. We parked in a full service site with our rear bay window looking out over the ocean, doesn't get much better, view wise that is! Spots are a bit tight and some are very difficult to get into, we have a 34' 5th wheel and had to move the dumpster to get ours backed in. Very easy to use services, water, electric, sewer and cable T.V. Little hamburger shop is the best! Morning barretoes are the best I've ever had and one will feed two normal folks, a must try while staying here. Sunsets are the greatest and watching the whales, dolphins and seals go by is so great. Lots of birds also! Sites are a bit tight and the locals reserve sites by placing a tent on the spot......HATE this process. If you arrive on a Thursday or Friday forget it, the locals have gotten all the good sites, bad practice the county should discontinue this ASAP! First come first serve so get there late afternoon Sunday or early in the week to get a good spot. Don't let anything you what out over night, it will NOT be there in the morning. Lots of transients that will steal anything that isn't nailed down!!! We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Explore Highway 1, it is beautiful and worth the drive! The Ocean is great and the sound of the waves will put you to sleep. People very friendly, camp host is a GREAT cook, hamburgers are excellent!!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped at Faria several times over the last four years. Last week, I discovered Faria's dirty little secret. Since there are no reservations, everything is on a "first come, first served" basis. At least that is what is published on the Web and at the campground. In reality, local people place a tent at an unoccupied site and use the tent as a "place holder" for when the owner returns with his RV. Such practice is perfectly correct. I saw nine sites occupied by "tent place holders" during my stay at Faria. One person even placed a tent on my RV site without even asking me. Such practice allow campers to place a tent at a site on say Wednesday, presumably pay the daily fee of $48 while the tent holds their site. Then the RV family arrives on Friday and they remove their tent and park their RV. The problem is that many families pass through Faria and when they see the tent (but no campers are actually occupying the site) yet and are turned away because of the "tent placeholder". Such behavior is tolerated and encouraged by the Parks Department of Ventura and the Board of Supervisors. Faria is a great campground, but using "a tent as a placeholder" for several days is just wrong. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground if you love fantastic views and beautiful sunsets. Beach is great at low tide and lots to do and see in the area. If you want a nice spot get there early Sunday or Monday during the months of November thru May. June thru Sept are very difficult months to camp at this campground. Also, keep everything of value locked up at night, if not locked up it will walk away! We loved it and would highly recommend it for a nice relaxing few days. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We showed up on a Thursday morning at 9:30am. All the hook up sites were taken, but there were still a half dozen dry sites. Ours was right in front of the ocean. We could see crashing waves from our bed window. This is a very friendly place. I think a lot of locals come often, and over the years get to know each other, but everyone is friendly to newbies likes us. I suspect it would be hopping on the weekend. I really hope to go again sometime. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We were originally going to stay at another park off of Main Street, but after pulling in and realizing we could spend $50 a night there and listen to the traffic on 101 - or come here and listen to the sound of crashing waves for the same price - it was a no-brainer. We turned around and came here instead. Had a premium back in site with 50 amp, water, sewer, and cable. Plenty of room for our 40' motorhome with tow car. We had no problems backing in at night. Level sight (cement pad), fire pit was a bonus. There is a great little cafe on site here and the camp host, who also runs of cafe, makes one great cheeseburger. They also serve breakfast with a rather extensive menu, all things considered. Watched dolphins frolic in the ocean and surfers catch waves. The beach is great for dogs, as they can run forever along the beach at low tide. If you're driving through town, I would highly recommend making a stop here if you can. Better than what we saw in town. First come / first served and I can imagine that this gets packed in summer months. There is also dry camping along the PCH for $27 a night with gorgeous views of the Pacific. Two other state parks in the same area as well. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This would be a "10" if the sites were just a tad larger, but given the full-hookup ocean-front location, it is just about perfect. Sites are very tight, but you are on the beach, so what's not to like? There is a little beach-cafe staffed by a friendly camp hostess and surprisingly clean showers. We have been here before and love the ocean access and friendly campers. This place is dog-heaven as they have free run on the beach. It is next to the highway and the train, but the waves block out the sound to the extent that the train has never bothered us. Ventura is a cute funky little town about 10 minutes drive. Highly recommend arriving by Wednesday to get a no-reservation site; however, when we left this morning (Friday) there were three vacant sites. Not all sites accommodate a big rig. There are some large prime-view non-hookup sites and we noticed a pump-out outfit cruising through a couple of times. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place. Most of the people here are locals who are very friendly and helpful. Prepare for a test of your patience and bargaining powers. Reservations are not accepted and it's first come, first serve. Checkout is before 11 am. Sundays and Mondays are the best days to secure a spot. Listen up if you want to get a site. Get here early. We were here by 0830Hrs and with the help of a local, we secured a 50 amp spot and was in place by 1100Hrs. Leave your unit parked on the highway. Walk or drive you car down to the area and get a coffee at the restaurant. Walk around and talk to people, looking to see if anyone is packing up. There are roughly 6 spots with 50 amps service. When you get your coffee, look to the left and get the park paper work and a payment envelope. Be ready. Walk and talk if you want a spot. You will love this place, sleeping with the windows open and listening to the rolling surf. Good luck. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, can not be beat! We were RIGHT on the beach. Rincon parkway and the others in the area do not measure up. The price is a little high considering amenities and there are no seasonal or longer term discounts. We paid $32 for dry camping spot. It was $47 or $50 per night for hook up sites. When the campground is full I can see it being very crowded. Sites are right next to each other with no separation so privacy wouldn't be very high. They have fire rings and tables at almost every site. All but the "premium" sites are on gravel but its not like a gravel road, more like a hard pack gravel/sand/dirt mix. It rained when we were there and this was not super muddy although there were some puddles. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We are a family with small children, pulling a 32 ft travel trailer. The campground is operated by the county of Ventura, and all sites are on a first come first served basis, there are NO reservations. Most sites are gravel. All of the sites are level. There are 15 sites with full hook ups. All of the amenities are in good working order, and the campground and facilities were clean and well maintained. The hosts (new hosts as of December 2006) are pleasant and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. There are train tracks nearby that carry freight a few times per night, but we were not bothered. This campground is as close to the beach as you can get without being in the water! The sites are very close together, and I suspect things can feel very cramped when the park is full to capacity. We were there in the off-season, and the campground was nowhere near full. Overall, for ocean front camping it does not get better than this! We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2005 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one night on our way home from Northern California. Daily rates have increased to $40 per day for full hookups and $27 for dry camping sites. Great view of ocean, which is less than 50 feet away at high tide! First come, first serve, no reservations. Fire rings at each site, nice store/grill on site. Generators off from 10pm to 7am. Recommend very highly. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2004 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is newly renovated and has excellent hookup sites on the beach. Very clean, with a nice camp store. Visited in 2004. We camped at Faria Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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