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Ventura Beach RV Resort

Ventura, California


800 W Main St
Ventura, California 93001
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Sites: 144
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.28205
Longitude: -119.31191

Elevation: 24' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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109 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here when we were unable to find any openings at any of the state parks. The campground itself is very nice and well maintained, but the noise from the nearby 101 freeway is almost deafening. (They make you sign a paper stating you will not ask for a refund because of the noise). Because of the noise and the high price to stay here, we will not be back. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

This was bad. If you like deafening traffic noise, trains several times a night, rats, dirty restrooms, a rude staff and an owner (I think he was the owner) who tries to push his politics on you then this is the place for you. I like a quiet, clean place and would prefer to not mix politics with a place to park my RV. Apparently, all of these things are too much to ask. Avoid this place! We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park, but expensive. There is a very nice pool and jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi, and there was a band on the weekend we were there. There are many bike paths up and down the beach, and they extend all the way into the city of Ventura. This park rents bicycles if you need one. However, it is very close to the freeway, and there is no cable available. If you make a reservation, they charge a one night deposit, and you can't cancel at all if you don't do it within 2 weeks, plus they charge you an extra $15. You have to specify on check-in that you want a site away from the freeway. Some of the sites are only about 10 or 20 feet away, and obviously very noisy. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

If you like it quiet when you sleep, do not stay here. The traffic noise is deafening at night. On the weekends, the park fills up with lots of kids and lots of families. Since we are a couple in our fifties and not travelling with children, it was not our cup of tea. The staff is particularly unfriendly and unhelpful. We asked where the restrooms were and an employee replied with a grunt and pointed finger. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean well maintained paved campground with many shade trees, lots of green grass and friendly helpful staff. Well stocked campers store. Very organized check-in handling a line of rigs 2 deep on Friday afternoon. The park does have some notable problems. Next to the 101 freeway with lots of highway noise. Train goes by 2 or 3 times a night. It is on the wrong side of the freeway so access to beach is almost 1/2 mile walk or bikeride on a paved county bike path, then a 3 or 4 foot jump down to the beach, not really ADA accessible. Still a great place to take a family or to travel to with friends. Clean pool, nice fire-pits, nice out-door picnic tables. I'll go back again with the grandkids and their bikes. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $55.00
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The best things about this RV park are their proximity to the beach, downtown Ventura, a clean laundry room and nice bike trails. But, with the intense pickiness of the check-in staff, the road noise from the freeway, the short sites, the non-refundable deposits, we would never stay here again. First, we were given a spot we just would not fit in (even though we had given them our vehicle and RV size). They acted like they were doing us a big favor by "allowing us to move." There were sites available we would easily fit into, but they would not let us into them, even though they stayed open during our entire stay. My husband (normally a terminally nice, easy-going guy) said he never wants to stay here again and this has never happened before in 30 years of marriage. Unfortunately, there are few good choices in the Ventura/Oxnard area. Our experience was so poor that we canceled later reservations (yes, with a non-refundable fee). We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

We had a tiny spot between the one door to the bathroom and the swimming pool, so people constantly walked through our site. We asked if we could move to a different spot we found open, but were told our RV wasn't big enough for that spot. (29 feet isn't big enough??) They then crammed tent people between us and the pool, giving us more foot traffic through our site. They obviously just wanted as much revenue per night as possible. The streets were lined with parked cars, so two RVs going in the opposite direction could not pass on the road. When we returned from a day trip, we found more tents behind us, and one of the wonderful campers had dumped our barbecue pit out in the middle of our tiny patch of grass, and taken it to their own tent site. (Although it wasn't a site, just a tent set up next to the other tents.) The security guards were too busy yelling at small children trying to get into the pool area to actually see what was happening in the rest of the park. The basketball court and street flooded due to the irrigation of the field across the highway. We ended up leaving a night early, because our own yard was much more scenic and peaceful than this over-crowded park. We will never stay here again. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

In 15 years of motorhoming primarily around California, this is the worst campground I have ever been in. For years our motorhome club has been going to this campground because we love the Ventura area and so we have tolerated the RV park. This year put us over the edge and we'll never return. First of all, the management has no clue how to run an RV park. During the 18 months since we booked our club in, they have lost our contract twice and we have had to send the signed version to them - remember - this contract was issued by them. When our wagon masters contacted the park about 2 months before our outing they told us that they had no reservations for us and no records of us - this after we sent them their own contract twice. They are charging us $ 66 a night - a price that normally would guarantee a first rate RV park. What we experienced was a park totally overrun by tents. 20' feet in front of our row of 12 nice motorhomes, we looked at an estimated 100 tent campers complete with kids that ran through our campsites, dozens of bicyclists weaving all over (without helmets), skateboarders (even some with motors), huge piles of garbage strewn about and noise late into the night. Although, I must say that their noise was somewhat muted by the constant roar of the freeway overhead. One of our members who has a seriously damaged back rode his small electric scooter to the office to buy an ice cream and he was told that scooters are not allowed and to not ride it again (but bicycles, skate boards, motorcycles are allowed). There was even a Pit Bull that lunged at anybody walking in the area and when we complained the management told us that there were no Pit Bulls. So the bottom line is that as much as we like the Ventura area, our club will not be back. And I concur with the previous poster regarding the vandalism and homeless situation. We even had one member's chained bicycle stolen. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here the 4th of July weekend in a 30' 5th wheel, which was clearly stated in the reservations made months ago. I was told and agreed to a pull through, ended up in a back in that was exactly 30' deep. I had to pull the bike rack off to fit. Management says, "Next time tell us 32 foot" (Really?) No cable TV, the WiFi is spotty at best and there was overwhelming noise from the highway: all of which I can deal with. But the whole "let's cram as many tent people in as we can" got me. We stayed across from the tent area (again, not my choice) where I got to celebrate our nation's birthday while listening to a family of (yes, this is an accurate count) of 22 people in 3 tents and the accompanying accordion and tuba music. Not the best. Parking (although guaranteed one vehicle per site) was non existent. Overflow parking is under a bridge in bum ville, a least 1/4 of a mile from my spot. Again, not my thing. Homeless and transients run rampant here, chain everything not bolted to your rig or vehicle down because it will disappear. Bathrooms: junky, filthy, crowded. The maintenance staff on a holiday weekend should be doubled to keep up. Pool: very small for a RV park of this size, under 18 in jacuzzi rule was enforced 1 time throughout my stay, and I got to watch a myriad of bra and underwear clad teens and their boyfriends frolicking while security never said a word. Staff was reasonable, but overwhelmed. I even got a staffer to back my rig into a spot because of the trainwreck parking jobs. This is my second time here, and for the money, my last. Ventura is a cool little town, and the resort has a great location, but the inability to provide "reasonable" services takes this place off my radar. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first ever RV trip. Family of four with our dog. We've been to a couple parks since, and this by far was the nicest. Has very friendly staff, nice concrete slabs and groomed grass. Within walking distance to stores and beach. Small pool but hey, not everything can be 100% perfect. Can't wait to go back! We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Just finished a quick overnight at this park. We were passing through on our way north. We had reserved a pull-through so we wouldn't have to unhook: that's what we got. Site was clean, not too big with grass all around (but not a lot of extra space). The only real problem here is it's proximity to Hwy 101. You're literally 100 feet away and it is busy and noisy 24x7. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

This park has some nice amenities, but the spaces are small, and the freeway noise is disturbing. Our space was not clean. The grass had not been mowed or edged for some time, and there were beer cans and trash in our fire pit. We were backed up to the path to the beach, with only a small wire fence between us and the constant foot and bicycle traffic. Our two dogs did bark at first, which upset a park security guard who camps in the space next to us. He came out angry, telling us he had worked the night shift and wanted to sleep. He said if we were not quiet, he would have us moved. Moved to where we don't know, the park was booked for the holiday. We found ourselves whispering at our picnic table, before we came to our senses, realizing we paid a lot of money for our recreation, and we would not be hushed. This park is overpriced. There is no cable TV, and they didn't even heat the pool knowing the park would be full. The general store will clean out your wallet, but there is no ATM machine and they do not accept debit cards. They require payment by credit card only on holidays, and the cancellation fee is an outrageous one night's rate of $70.00. Nearby Lake Casitas Recreation Area has much more to offer for a lot less money. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for a week in a 38' 5th Wheel. We have 2 dogs, and the walking areas are huge when the campground is not full. It is very noisy, but we just wore earplugs when sitting outside. After the second night we became accustomed to the freeway noise and had no trouble sleeping. Easy access off Highway 101 from the north, not quite so easy from the south. But close to the downtown area, which is filled with small shops and cafes. Johnny's Burritos in the downtown area highly rated, even though there is no ambiance. Nice long sites, wide enough for our 4 slides. We will stay here again. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here for about a week each year in January for the past four years. We find it very enjoyable. The staff is friendly. There is a well-equipped store on site. Pads are level. Lots of grass around the sites. Bathrooms are clean, but hopefully will be remodeled in the future. Wi-Fi has steadily improved over the years and is now puts out a steady, strong connection. Traffic noise from nearby highway 101 did not bother us at all. We purposely avoid the New Year's celebration which we found crowded and noisy. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

As many have reported here, this park suffers from Hwy 101 noise, we were in the back third of the park and it was still very noisy at night. The park is also very expensive given their issues. Since it was days before Christmas, the park was about 1/3 full, I think it would feel very crowded during the height of the summer season. The park is well maintained, the grass is over watered (very mushy), and the staff is very friendly. We found the sites narrow for modern units like ours with multiple large slides. The slot we were in was very long, but to get the slides out, we had to be about 30' away from the utility access. The benefit this park has for us, is that it is right next to the main bike trail and close to downtown Ventura. We camped at Ventura Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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