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Set on the Santa Barbara Channel, Emma Wood State Beach lures sunseekers with golden sand, rolling waves, and stunning views of the Channel Islands. Spend the day soaking up the Golden State sunshine or throw on your hiking boots and hit one of the coastal trails. Dolphins splashing offshore and great blue herons soaring overhead add to the postcard-perfect atmosphere.

Planning a spell in Southern California? Rent a camper in Ventura County and you can stay the night at Emma Wood State Beach, as well as other local gems like Crystal Cove, Leo Carillo, Thornhill Broome, and Point Mugu. The City of Angels is an hour and a half away, which makes Emma Wood State Beach a great place to camp in an RV near Los Angeles.

Getting Outdoors

The long stretch of sand is the main draw at Emma Wood State Beach. Mild temperatures throughout the year make it a favorite with summer sunseekers, as well as vacationers visiting in fall, winter and spring. Cast a line from the beach and you could reel in perch, bass, cabezon, and corbina – perfect for a fish fry back at your RV rental.

Rolling waves make Emma Wood State Beach a favorite with local surfers. J-Bowls, the righthand beach break at the northern end of the beach is a great option for beginners. The Ventura Overhead reef break lures experienced surfers and is one of the best waves in Ventura County. Bring your own board or rent gear from one of the surf shops in Ventura.

At the southeast end of the park, the Ventura River estuary is a haven for songbirds and great blue herons. If you're lucky, you could also spot dolphins. The Ocean's Edge Trail starts at the mouth of the river and passes through an abandoned railway tunnel. Along the way, informative signs offer information on local flora and fauna. History buffs will jump at the chance to visit the ruins of a World War II coastal artillery site.

Camping at Emma Wood State Beach

The family-friendly campground at Emma Wood State Beach offers a unique chance to sleep by the Pacific Ocean. Ninety campsites cater exclusively to fully self-contained vehicles, which means you'll need to provide your own electricity, water, and restrooms. This makes Emma Wood a great option for motorhome campers in search of a primitive, off-the-grid experience. Most sites feature makeshift campfire circle built with rocks, so don't forget your hot dogs and s'mores ingredients.

Small turnaround areas mean there's a maximum vehicle length of 40 feet. Pets are welcome; just be sure to keep your dog leashed and off the beach. If you're planning a group getaway, consider reserving sites at the nearby Ventura River Group Camp. Reservations are available during the busy summer season, with a first-come, first-served policy for the rest of the year.

Prefer a more built-up motorhome camping experience? In nearby Foster Park, you'll find serviced RV sites. You can also try Ventura Beach RV Resort, Ventura Oaks RV Park, Evergreen RV Park, and Ocean Mesa at El Capitan for full-hookup sites. Alternatively, head 15 miles south to McGrath State Beach for access to a dump station and potable water.

Exploring the Area

Ventura, a laid-back coastal city set just off Highway 101, is your closest major urban hub when camping at Emma Wood State Beach. Stop by for gas and groceries, or stay a while and stroll along the historic pier, pick up organic produce at the city's farmers' market, and browse a treasure trove of antique stores, art galleries, and cozy cafes. A handful of breweries and wine tasting rooms make Ventura a great stop for R&R.

Ventura is also a jumping point for boat trips to Channel Islands National Park. Anacapa is the park's signature island, set 11 miles off the mainland. Well-marked hiking trails take you to scenic lookouts and a historic lighthouse. Anacapa is also home to the largest breeding colony of western gulls in the world. On Santa Cruz Island, guided kayaking tours take you to hidden sea caves. Watch for sea lions basking on the rocks and playing in the kelp forests.

A 30-minute drive up the coast, Santa Barbara is another popular hub to rent a camper near Emma Wood State Beach. Check out the beautiful Old Mission Santa Barbara or entertain the kids with family-friendly attractions like the MOXI science museum, Santa Barbara Zoo, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. For a dose of freshwater, head 20 minutes inland to the Lake Casitas Recreation Area, where you can swim, sunbathe, or launch a kayak.

RV Rentals in Emma Wood State Beach, CA

Emma Wood State Beach, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Emma Wood State Beach. Outdoorsy's Emma Wood State Beach RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Emma Wood State Beach, CA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Ojai-Ventura Bike Path Ventura, CA
Serra Cross Grant Park Trail Ventura, CA
Omer Rains Coastal Bikeway Emma Wood State Beach, CA
San Buenaventura Beach Trail Ventura, CA
South Jetty Marina Walk Ventura, CA
Two Trees Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] Ventura, CA
Rincon Beach Ventura, CA
Sulphur Mountain Road Trail Ventura, CA
Arroyo Verde Park Trail Ventura, CA
Lake Casitas Trail Ventura, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Ventura Beach RV Resort Ventura County, CA
Ventura Ranch KOA Ventura County, CA
Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park Santa Barbara County, CA
Cachuma Lake Campground Santa Barbara County, CA
Wading Pines Camping Resort Burlington County, NJ
Valencia Travel Village Los Angeles County, CA
Castaic Lake RV Campground Los Angeles County, CA
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground Santa Barbara County, CA
Acton / Los Angeles North KOA Los Angeles County, CA
Jalama Beach Campground Santa Barbara County, CA

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We love going to Ventura Beach RV Resort because it is family friendly, many activities for the kids, safe for everyone and there are a lot of things you can do within walking distance.

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This iconic section of the California golden coast is perfect for scenic sunset views. This spot off PCH is a haven for surfing. There are no hookups or tent camping.

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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpenteria Beach is popular with families because the gentle slope of the ocean floor makes it one of the safest beaches on the Southern California coast. Enjoy the ocean, starry nights & tidepools.

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Ventura Beach RV Resort

This is great RV Resort. Full hookups, Pool, Store, activities, secure and safe for kids, biking trails. Minutes to Downtown Ventura.

Jun 17, 2019
Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Great Family campground area. Kids Water park in the summers and clean camp spots with hookups.

Jun 17, 2019
Ventura Beach RV Resort

Fun RV park campground walking/biking distance to the beach and downtown Ventura. Adjacent to the bike path that goes up to Ojai as well which is a great day trip. Lots of amenities including pool!

Jul 23, 2018
Faria County Park

Fun small campground right on one of the best surf spots in Ventura. Great little restaurant with the best breakfast!

Jul 23, 2018
Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Our favorite camping of all. Dolphins and seals every day, awesome tidepools, nice waves, lots of sand, and a great little town.

Jun 20, 2018
Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Amazing beach, never crowded, dry camping or hook-up options, and restaurants and stores within walking or bike ride distance. But best part is the beach. Nice waves, lots of sand, amazing wildlife!

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