San Buenaventura

State Beach - California

San Buenaventura State Beach is located in Ventura, California. The primary entrance is located at 901 Pedro Street, off of the 101 Freeway. This beach consists of a 1,700-foot (520 m) pier that has a snack bar, restaurant, and bait shop. People often come to this beach to surf, swim, and picnic. This is the beginning of the Omer Rains Bike Trail system that leads to other nearby beaches. The nesting of the Snowy plover is monitored here, and temporary informational/warning signs and fences (or ropes) are erected near nest sites during the breeding season. To help in the recovery of the bird, nonnative vegetation that threatens the beach habitat has been removed, and beach goers are educated as to the sensitive nature of the area to dunes and other sandy areas.

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Official visitor map of Channel Islands National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Channel Islands - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Channel Islands National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=600 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Buenaventura_State_Beach San Buenaventura State Beach is located in Ventura, California. The primary entrance is located at 901 Pedro Street, off of the 101 Freeway. This beach consists of a 1,700-foot (520 m) pier that has a snack bar, restaurant, and bait shop. People often come to this beach to surf, swim, and picnic. This is the beginning of the Omer Rains Bike Trail system that leads to other nearby beaches. The nesting of the Snowy plover is monitored here, and temporary informational/warning signs and fences (or ropes) are erected near nest sites during the breeding season. To help in the recovery of the bird, nonnative vegetation that threatens the beach habitat has been removed, and beach goers are educated as to the sensitive nature of the area to dunes and other sandy areas.
San Buenaventura State Beach Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. A rock-studded beach with stunning ocean views entices swimmers, surfers, sunbathers, and picnickers to this popular seaside California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (805) 968-1033. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov San Buenaventura State Beach 900 San Pedro St., off Hwy. 101 Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 968-1033 www.parks.ca.gov/sanbuenaventura © 2017 California State Parks recreation spot.    two-mile-long stretch of wide sandy beach beckons visitors to busy San Buenaventura State Beach in the heart of the city of Ventura in Southern California. Surfers ride the waves while families picnic, groups play volleyball, and anglers drop their lines from the iconic Ventura Pier, known for its great fishing. This celebrated recreation venue also offers swimming and cycling. Beachgoers enjoy strolling down the 1,700-foot wooden pier with its snack bar, restaurant, and bait shop. Beach visitors can gaze east to the mountains or look west across the channel to admire spectacular crimson sunsets. The beach overlooks the Channel Islands, a necklace of five islands 14 miles off the coast. The Channel Islands are home to more than 2,000 plant and animal species. PARK HISTORY Native Americans Chumash people have lived along this coast and on the Channel Islands for at least 13,000 years. Occupation of a beachside village called Shisholop, meaning “port” in the Ventureño Chumash language, dates from the past 1,000 years. Indeed, this village along the northern border of the state beach was the western terminus of an important trade route between the coast in thatched houses, called ‘ap, at the edge and the interior southern San Joaquin Valley. of the Pacific Ocean in 1542. Other early Unfortunately, much of the Shisholop site was visitors included Gaspar de Portolá in 1769 destroyed by erosion and development. and Juan Bautista de Anza in 1776. In 1782 Its proximity to the Northern Channel Father Junípero Serra founded Mission San Islands made Buenaventura, which was the coast near built with Chumash labor. today’s Ventura Today, a small museum an important at the mission displays cross-channel Chumash artifacts. launch point NATURAL RESOURCES for the native Geology people’s plank The state beach includes canoes, called coastal sand dunes, which tomol. The form when on-shore winds Chumash —  a name derived Chumash ‘ap dwelling made of tule and willow blow sand along the beach. The sand then piles up from the around something that slows the wind, inhabitants of Santa Cruz Island such as plants or driftwood. Dune formation (Michumash) —  were well known for their can provide natural resiliency to rising sea production of shell beads. They paddled levels and storm surges attributed to global their tomol along the coast and islands, climate change. trading fish, shell bead money, and other goods with coastal villagers and Channel Flora and Fauna Islands communities. Modern Chumash Sand dunes support an array of plants and descendants recreate the crossing in a animals. Native plants, such as red and pink traditional tomol from Ventura Harbor to sand verbena, grow sparsely on the dunes, Santa Cruz Island annually. along with beach evening primrose, Coast Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez buckwheat, and silver beach burr. Cabrillo first encountered the Chumash living Courtesy of Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation/Suzie Kaplan A playground next to the pier keeps Beachgoers may spot kids happy while their parents sunning sea lions or fish or sunbathe. whimbrels wading on Picnicking — San Buenaventura the beach, along with features the largest day-use picnic killdeer, willets, and area at a state beach in Southern silvery legless lizards. California. Set back behind The nesting of the the dunes are picnic tables, threatened western barbecues, restrooms, and an snowy plover — a equipment rental shop. sparrow-sized, One of the most popular well-camouflaged picnicking opportunities is found shorebird — is at the Jolly Oyster in the day-use monitored at the Western snowy plover chick area. Families and oyster lovers beach. Heed warning from far and wide shuck raw, local, signs erected near nest farm-fresh oysters and clams by the dozens. sites during the breeding season, which Bicycling — For those who like to cycle with lasts from early spring to mid-fall. a water view
Playa Estatal San Buenaventura Nuestra Misión La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. Una playa adornada con rocas y vistas deslumbrantes del océano atrae a los nadadores, los surfistas, las personas que toman el sol y las personas California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (805) 968-1033. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov San Buenaventura State Beach 900 San Pedro St., off Hwy. 101 Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 968-1033 www.parks.ca.gov/sanbuenaventura © 2017 California State Parks que realizan picnics a este punto de recreación popular al lado del mar.    n tramo de dos millas de ancho de playa arenosa invita a los visitantes de la bulliciosa Playa Estatal San Buenaventura en el corazón de la ciudad de Ventura en el sur de California. Los surfistas montan las olas mientras que las familias hacen picnics, los grupos juegan voleibol y los pescadores lanzan sus cañas de pescar desde el emblemático muelle Ventura Pier, conocido por su excelente pesca. Este sitio célebre de recreación también ofrece oportunidades para nadar y montar bicicleta. Los amantes de la playa disfrutan pasear por el muelle de madera de 1,700 pies con su cafetería, restaurant y tienda de carnadas. Los visitantes de la playa pueden contemplar al este hacia las montañas o mirar al oeste a través del canal para admirar las espectaculares puestas de sol carmesí. Desde la playa se ven las Islas del Canal, un collar de cinco islas a 14 millas de la costa. Las Islas del Canal son el hogar de más de 2,000 especies de plantas y animales. HISTORIA DEL PARQUE Pueblos nativos de los Estados Unidos Los Chumash han vivido a lo largo de esta costa y en las Islas del Canal por al menos 13,000 años. La ocupación de la aldea playera cuentas de conchas y otros bienes con los llamada Shisholop, que significa “puerto” en aldeanos de la costa y las comunidades el idioma Chumash Ventureño, se remonta a de las Islas del Canal. Cada año, los los últimos 1,000 años. De hecho, esta aldea descendientes modernos de los Chumash junto a la frontera norte de la playa estatal recrean el cruce en un tomol tradicional era la estación desde el Puerto de terminal al Ventura hasta la Isla de oeste de una Santa Cruz. importante El explorador portugués ruta comercial Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo entre la costa y encontró primero a los el sur interior Chumash viviendo en del Valle de casas de paja, llamadas San Joaquin. ‘ap, en la orilla del Océano DesafortunaPacífico en 1542. Otros de damente, los primeros visitantes gran parte de Vivienda Chumash ‘ap hecha de tule y sauce incluyen a Gaspar de Shisholop ha Portolá en 1769 y Juan sido destruida por la erosión y el desarrollo. Bautista de Anza en 1776. En 1782 el Su proximidad con las Islas del Canal del Padre Junípero Serra fundó la Misión San Norte hizo que la costa cerca de la actual Buenaventura, la cual se construyó con Ventura fuera un punto importante para mano de obra de los Chumash. que los indígenas cruzaran el canal con Actualmente, un museo pequeño en la sus canoas de madera, llamadas tomol. misión muestra los objetos de los Chumash. Los Chumash, un nombre derivado de los RECURSOS NATURALES habitantes de la Isla Santa Cruz (Michumash), Geología eran bien conocidos por su producción La playa estatal incluye dunas de arena de cuentas de conchas. Ellos remaban en costera, las cuales se forman cuando los sus tomol a lo largo de la costa y las islas, vientos del mar transportan la arena a lo comerciando pescado, dinero hecho de Cortesía de Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation/Suzie Kaplan U largo de la playa. Luego la arena se acumula alrededor de algo que frena el viento, como plantas o madera traída por el mar. La duna puede proporcionar resistencia natural a los niveles crecientes del mar y olas de tormentas atribuidas al cambio climático global. atención colocadas al lado de los sitios de anidación durante la temporada de apareamiento, la cual dura desde comienzos de la primavera hasta mediados de otoño. RECREACIÓN Nadar y practicar surf son pasatiempos populares. Los surfistas experimentados disfrutan de la acción de las olas Pichón de chorlo nevado en Surfer’s Point y más lejos Flora y fauna occidental en un arrecife conocido como Las dunas de arena “Outsides”, que es famoso por son el soporte de un conjunto de plantas sus monstruosa

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