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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 August 31, 2017
Diane H
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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 August 28, 2017
RickHall802
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Hartland, Vermont
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice sand” (2 reviews)
“group camping” (2 reviews)
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Hwy 1, North of Ventura, Ventura, CA
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Reviewed August 31, 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 August 28, 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 May 4, 2017

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

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed April 18, 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 February 21, 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 October 5, 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 September 25, 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 September 10, 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 August 24, 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 July 29, 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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Chiefrather
June 25, 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
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cparent593
August 20, 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.
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Arawatbuwan
March 8, 2015|
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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
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