Pierpont Beach at Seaward Village

At the end of Seaward Avenue


Pierpont Beach is a powdery beach located at the end of Seward Avenue. It’s a good place for swimming, surfing and sunbathing and a life guard is on duty most of the time.

From here, it’s also and short stroll over to Marina Park or San Buena Ventura State Beach. The nearby amenities make this an easy beach to spend the day.


Seaward Village
itself is probably one of the few remaining authentic California beach communities that cater to the locals more than the tourists.

It’s actually a few small blocks beginning at Pierpont Blvd and continuing until the road hits the sand. Lot’s of good eateries here but not much else, which is okay since it’s all about kicking back and enjoying the beach.

If you’re looking for surf lessons or beach equipment rental, Seaward Surf & Sport is a mere few steps from the beach.

When you're hungry, grab a burger at Duke’s or some Fish & Chips at Seaward Fish & Chips. If you’re lucky, you can catch Tacos-N-Beer serving up their popular tacos (they’re always closed when I’m in the area so I don’t think they keep regular hours).

Cappaletti’s is an unprententious italian eatiery with delicious food, and right across the street is a more upscale Italian restaurant, Spazzo’s.

Notice that funky little garden on Seaward Ave? Here's story about South Seaward Gardens...

By the way, if you’re in the mood for a surfing movie, check out National Lampoon’s Endless Bummer. The movie has some great shots of Seaward Village and is based on the comical and real life story of John Drury and his friends. It takes you back nearly 30 years when the group set out to retrieve John’s precious surfboard stolen at Pierpont Beach. "Dude, that’s messed up".

Getting There: From U.S. 101 North, exit Seaward, turn left towards the beach. From the U.S. 101 South, exit Seaward Ave. Turn left onto harbor and right onto Seaward Ave. Keep driving until you reach the sand. Tip: Parking is very scarce here and they will tow if you park on private property. You may need to park in the Von’s parking lot up the street.


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