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Serra Cross Park

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Barkey Road, Ventura, CA 93001
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Closed but beautiful

So I've walked up there a few times since it has been closed. It's nice because you don't have all... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Lireyes820
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Camarillo, California
Amazing View of Ventura

Not often one can look straight down on a city and the Pacific Ocean. Plenty of free parking... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Ronald A
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Columbus, Ohio
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Barkey Road, Ventura, CA 93001
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"miles and miles"
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"channel islands"
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"beautiful city hall"
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"romantic spot"
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"downtown ventura"
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

So I've walked up there a few times since it has been closed. It's nice because you don't have all the stoners up there smoking AND it's pretty quiet! The best thing to happen to the park is for it to close. It's very serene...More

5  Thank Lireyes820
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Not often one can look straight down on a city and the Pacific Ocean. Plenty of free parking. Grounds were well kept and litter free.

1  Thank Ronald A
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The best way to do this is to walk up the stairs starting from the Mission then up the road to the Cross gives you a good work out and you can stop and look back at the views that you get of the city...More

1  Thank Triker T
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

is a beautiful spot, a heartrate-hill type walk if you need or want the exercise and atop it allows one to view a panorama of the Oxnard Plain, all of Ventura, the ocean, pier, City, and from the Ventura Avenue area to the Ojai mountain...More

1  Thank Joan B
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

It was the most spectacular day and the the view was outstanding while mour friends exchanged their vows at the cross. We had ocean breezes and island views for what couldn't have been the most beautiful wedding I've ever witnessed. If you've never gone for...More

1  Thank FaithA
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We took our dog to this cool park set up high on the mountain top. Kind of disappointed that there wasn’t more green space, but the views are awesome. There is more mulch than grass so good for a picnic or a relaxing day just...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

This is a great place to sit and look at the view during the day then wait for the sunset. It is an ideal place for taking pictures. There is a car park and the grounds leading up to the park are being landscaped. Well...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

You can see miles and miles. It seems sore of a romantic spot and would be great for picnics and gorgeous at sunset.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Just discovered this little gem after years of going to Ventura. The views are stunning and the cross is lovely, set on a nicely landscaped area with a lovely tree to the side - a great place for a picnic which some other folks were...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

It was the most spectacular day and the the view was outstanding while our friends exchanged their vows at the cross. We had ocean breezes and island views for what couldn't have been the most beautiful wedding I've ever witnessed. If you've never gone for...More

1  Thank FaithA
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Maggie4fitness
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
MediaByte's answer is right on the mark. Nothing I can add to it.
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FerndaleGirl
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple of picnic tables up there.
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