Hueneme Beach Park
East Surfside Drive and South Ventura Road
Hueneme Beach Park provides organized activities and special events, such as the Hueneme Beach Festival, seasonal Lifeguard service, and City sponsored Junior Lifeguard program. The 50-acre park contains:
- Barbecue pits
- Flag plaza
- Flight 261 Memorial
- Paid parking
- Picnic areas
- Public restrooms
- Sand volleyball courts
- Snack bar building
The cost to park at the beach (in lots or on the street) is $2 per hour, or $8 for an all-day permit. Hourly and daily parking permits are sold at the vending machines located in Lots A through E and on Surfside Drive. Annual parking permits can be purchased at City Hall in July; the cost is $50 for residents, $100 for non-residents (pro-rated after July). Additional passes for vehicles registered to the same household are 50% off. Please call City Hall for more information on parking passes, at 805-986-6500.
Port Hueneme Pier
The Port Hueneme Pier was originally constructed at its present location in 1956 by the Hueneme Sanitary District as a construction trestle used for laying a sewer outfall pipeline. The pier was 650 feet long and upon completion of the outfall was opened for public use. The pier was a popular fishing spot for many years until the Army Corps of Engineers commenced their bi-annual beach replenishment project that resulted in a larger beach and a pier that no longer reached the ocean.
In 1968 the City removed approximately 300 feet of the "old" pier and constructed a new 900 foot extension that resulted in a pier that was 1,250 feet long extending well out into the ocean. The 1968 extension had to be offset from the original pier to avoid driving piles into the sewer outfall which is the reason the pier now has the large transition area between the "old" and "new" sections. The 1968 extension included a tee-shaped terminus with two wings that provided ample space for fishing.
The sewer outfall has long since been abandoned. By the late 1980s the "old" section of the pier had deteriorated to the point that it had to be replaced and in 1991 it was removed and reconstructed. This was followed by a large storm in 1995 that carried away one of the terminus wings and also caused substantial damage to the remainder of the Pier. The pier was closed for several months while repairs were made.
Although the pier was repaired the missing wing was not replaced. Subsequently the City made plans for replacing the wing and when construction was about to start in 1997 another strong winter storm hit causing more damage to the pier and the loss of the remaining wing. Work on the terminus was delayed until 1999 when a new hour-glass shaped terminus was finally constructed to be more resistant to winter storms. This is the present configuration of the pier. Today our residents enjoy relaxing views of the pier which include the Channel Islands. On a daily basis one will find residents and families fishing off the pier or enjoying a nice lunch at Andy's Surfside Seafood. The beach has several BBQ and picnic areas, swings for the kids to enjoy, and volleyball nets. Restrooms are located at the front of the pier as well as in parking lot A.
Point Hueneme Lighthouse
The Point Hueneme Lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and was constructed in 1941. The lighthouse is open for tours the third Saturday of the month from February through October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour is at 2:30 p.m.). Admission is free. For more information call 310-541-0334 or visit their website.
Lighthouse Promenade Walkway
The repair of the shoreline revetment and installation of waterfront access improvements was completed in 2007, extending the beach pedestrian walkway from Surfside Drive out to the harbor entry and Lighthouse.
The $5 million project was dedicated March 2008 and has become a very popular destination for residents and visitors. This project will serve as a reminder of what can be achieved with steady cooperation and a strong “can-do” attitude… especially when two organizations like the City and Harbor District join hands on a project.
Come visit our beach!
Daily parking passes can be purchased directly at the beach lot. Seasonal passes can be purchased at City Hall.
Rules & Regulations
Please be respectful of the following regulations.
City of Port Hueneme Municipal Code Section
- 4016 Beach Park Hours: Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Pier Hours: Open 24 Hours
- 4007 No Alcoholic Beverages
- 4009 No Disturbances (Vulgar Language/Lewd Conduct/Loud Noises)
- 4206 No Motor Vehicles on Walkways or Beach
- 3436 No Amplified Sound
- 4306 No Overhead Casting from Pier
- 4310 No Jumping or Diving from Pier
- 4309 No Swimming/Surfing/Scuba Diving within 100 feet of Pier
- 3007 Dogs Must Be on a Continuously-Held Leash
- 3008 Remove and Dispose of Animal Waste
- 4008 No Animals on Sand (Seaward side of Pathways)
- 4010 No Fires Except in Designated Areas
- 4014 No Solicitation or Peddling
- 4011 No Damaging of Flora, Trees, or Turf