Faria County Beach is a great place to camp, right next to the ocean.
This small campground has campsites around the edges. There's a beach which is fairly wide at low tide. It's across the street from an active railroad. You can expect several trains to pass every day. It's a distraction, but most visitors think the ocean sounds 24 hours a day outweigh temporary train noise.
Faria Beach campground is one of the best-rated beachfront campgrounds in California. It gets tons of highly-rated reviews online.
In fact, one of the park's only drawbacks is that you can't reserve it in advance - and you have to get there really early to get a site. It's almost impossible during busy times of the year. If you want to be sure you have a spot when you get to the beach, try one of these other Ventura County Beach Campgrounds.
What Facilities Are There at Faria County Beach?
The campground at Faria County Beach is paved, with restrooms, showers and WiFi. It has 42 sites, 15 of them with water, sewer, 50/30/20 amp electric and cable TV hookups. It also has some tent sites.
There's a concession stand at Faria Beach. Campsites have access to fire pits and picnic tables.
Besides just enjoying the beach and ocean, you can go surf fishing or surfing.
What You Need to Know Before You Go to Faria County Beach
- All of the campsites are offered on a first-come, first served basis. They don't take reservations.
- Check Camping fees at their website
- Up to 6 people can stay in each campsite. The entrance fee includes 3 "items" per campsite. By items, they mean vehicles and things you can sleep in. They are defined as tents, RVs and cars or other vehicles. After the 3 included items, extra vehicles pay their own fees.
- Dogs are not allowed at Faria Beach for day use (except guide dogs). However, they can be in the campground (with a small fee per dog) but they have to be on a 6-foot maximum leash.
- The campground has quiet hours at night, when you cannot use your generator.
- Squirrels make their homes in the rocks around the campground. They think campsites are a great place to grab a bite to eat and will get into your food unless you take precautions. An easy way to do that is to keep it in your car.
- You will be so close to the ocean that everything will get covered in salt-water spray. Put things away if you don't want them to get wet.
- Site #7 looks great at low tide, but it has a drawback. When the tide is high, people tend to walk through your campsite to get around the water.
- Visitors who go there often say the best time to get a spot is to arrive early on Sunday or Monday between November and May.
- All of the RV sites are back-in only (apparently in case the campground has to be evacuated quickly) and some folks with larger RVs say they're a little tight.
How to Get to Faria County Beach Campground
Faria County Beach
4350 W. Pacific Coast Hwy
Faria County Beach Website
Exit U.S. Hwy 101 at the State Beaches exit just north of Ventura.