West of Highway 1
Port Hueneme, CA
(805) 986 - 6500
Parking: $2 per hour or
$8 per day
Park Hours: 6:00 AM to
Pier open 24 hours a day
Hueneme Beach Park is found just south of the harbor in Point Hueneme, immediately south of Oxnard. This delightful beach is a favorite spot of local residents to relax on summer days. The beach usually offers moderate surf for those who like to swim or play in the waves, but at times the surf can be rough. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months.
The Port Hueneme Pier extends 1,240 feet into the ocean from the beach and is open 24 hours a day. With lights and fish cleaning stations, the pier is popular with anglers.
Three public parking lots are located within Hueneme Beach Park and another is within easy walking distance off Surfside Drive. More parking is available along Surfside Drive where it fronts the beach. Parking is $2 per hour or $8 for an all-day permit. Permits are purchased from vending machines located along Surfside Drive and in the parking lots.
Annual permits are sold at city hall. City residents pay $50 for their first car and $25 for additional
vehicles. Non-resident prices are $100 and $50. The permits run from July 1 to June 30. Prices are reduced
by increments if permits are purchased later in the season,
Hueneme Beach Annual Parking Permits
Lifeguard stations are staffed on weekends beginning with Memorial Day weekend and continuing through mid-June. At that time lifeguards are on duty every day through Labor Day from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Swimmers are advised to stay near the blue lifeguard stations and to always swim with a buddy.
Lifeguards display colored flags to indicate ocean conditions.
Park facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs, expanses of grass, swings, and the Surfside Seafood Restaurant. There are also two beach volleyball courts and a memorial sundial in remembrance of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 that crashed offshore in 2000.
Nearby is Point Hueneme Lighthouse operated by the US Coast Guard. A wide promenade runs from Surfside Drive out to the harbor entry and the lighthouse.
The Surfside Seafood Restaurant is located next to parking lot A and the pier at Hueneme Beach. They offer both indoor and shaded outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant specializes in seafood but they also serve burgers, chicken, fish and chips, and salads. They are open every day from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Surfside Seafood also has ice cream, candy, beach products, and bait and tackle. Drop by one Wednesdays
for dinner specials and live entertainment.
The memorial sundial at Hueneme Beach commemorates the loss of 88 passengers and crew who died when Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed offshore on January 31, 2000. The sundial was designed by local sculptor James Bottoms. It features bronze dolphins and a gnomon that casts a shadow on the 20-foot diameter dial face. Each of the victims of the crash is remembered by individual bronze plates mounted on the perimeter of the sundial.
Visitors to Hueneme Beach can find the dial near parking lot B.
California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety