29 Dec

Campground Review #61 Ventura Beach RV Park in Ventura Beach, California

On this episode of Campground of the Week, Kate Dunbar returns to her old California stomping ground and gives us a great review of Ventura Beach RV Park in Ventura Beach, California.

This campground is a short 15-minute walk to the beautiful beaches of Ventura (or just 10 minutes along the gorgeous and well-maintained bike path) where you will find opportunities for surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, bird watching, scuba diving, and sand castle building. It is also within biking distance of downtown shopping and dining.

Ventura Beach RV Park is large and nicely landscaped, with about 150 paved, full hook up sites, 80 of which are 60-foot long pull thrus. Every site has a picnic table and fire pit.

The location means you are going to pay a steep (but fair!) price to camp here–anywhere from $75 to $105 depending on the site and the dates of your visit.


  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation room
  • Basketball court
  • horseshoe court
  • arcade
  • train ride
  • bike and tricycle rentals

Scheduled activities

  • Taco night
  • Open-air Karaoke
  • bike light night parade
  • Free Sunday pancake breakfast

Kate raves about how family friendly the Ventura Beach RV Park is, but she also gives some solid tips about enjoying your stay here if you are sensitive to the hustle and bustle of the campground activities. Tune in to hear her specific recommendations for camp sites and also visiting times.

Kate spent her whole life in this region, so she knows what activities to recommend.

Regional Attractions

  • Riding Amtrak to Santa Barbara
  • Biking on the Ventura Beach bike path
  • Historic Ventura Pier and Beach House Tacos or Beach House Fish
  • San Buenaventura Mission
  • Olivas Adobe
  • Patagonia’s Real Cheap Sports discount store
  • Channel Islands National Park

Dining Recommendations

  • Busy Bee Cafe
  • Dargans Traditional Irish Pub
  • Cafe Zacks
  • Lure
  • Cafe Noveau
  • Allison’s Country Cafe

This is an iconic travel destination, and we are so lucky to have Kate Dunbar help us navigate it with all her insider information and great recommendations.

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