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Ventura, CA Photography Spots & San Buenaventura State Beach

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Ventura, CA - Palm Trees

A Stroll Along San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, CA after Visiting with Magnuson Superchargers

After we visited with Magnuson Superchargers about the 5th Gen 4Runner Supercharger, we took a walk through Ventura San Buenaventura State Beach and snapped a few shots. These are not all of the photography spots in Ventura, mostly the San Buenaventura State Beach. This walk gave us some relaxing time to consider pulling the trigger on the Magnuson 4Runner Supercharger.

At the end of the day, the price of the SC is quite high but man, driving that supercharged 4Runner was a world of a difference. If you are ever in the area and are looking for something to do, definitely check out the Ventura Pier, San Buenaventura State Beach and the Ventura Harbors.

The San Buenaventura State Beach is an awesome little beach and the town as a whole reminded me of Huntington Beach mixed with Santa Cruz with a touch of San Diego. You will definitely find cool coastal vibes in Ventura, CA.

Ventura, CA – Beach Scene

Ventura, CA - Beach Scene

The beach scene is pretty cool in Ventura. You will find everything you normally would in any other coastal California town or city. As you walk down the beaches in Ventura you can catch surfers doing their thing, people basking in the sun and fisherman reeling in their next catch.

Ventura, CA – Beach House Fish

Ventura, CA - Beach House Fish

Holy taco heaven, this place was fire. I bought some Baja Ahi Tacos and some Baja Grilled Shrimp Tacos. Both of them were then covered in lime, Tapatio, and creamy fish taco sauce. Seriously some of the best tacos I have ever had. This is a super high traffic touristy spot, so plan on waiting in line for a few minutes.

Ventura, CA – The Pier

Ventura, CA - The Pier

Just like any other coastal California Pier, the Ventura Pier is filled with tourists, fisherman, and the local crew just chillen’. If you are a photographer or like taking pictures, this a very cool pier to shoot. Depending on high tide and low tide will depend on how far you can walk out and under the pier but regardless, you will get some cool shots.

Ventura, CA – Ocean Vibes

Ventura, CA - Ocean Vibes

These little birds were hilarious. As the waves were coming in, the birds would run away along the wave line. As the waves pushed back into the ocean, they would scramble right back out and then hunt for food at the edge of the waves. They were incredibly entertaining.

Ventura, CA – Ocean Air Vibes

Ventura, CA - Ocean Air Vibes

At the end of the Ventura San Buenaventura State Beach, you will run into the Ventura River. At this rivers-end, you will find hundreds of seabirds doing what seabirds do best. I had other shots where there must have been 100-200 birds in one frame but the shot above was a little cooler. In any case, if you make it to San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, walk to the end and check it out.

Ventura, CA – Ocean & Surf Vibes

Ventura, CA - Ocean & Surf Vibes

On the San Buenaventura State Beach you will find some awesome places to post-up and take some shots. I don’t know what this massive pipe was. If someone knows, please leave a comment. But, it was pretty cool.

Ventura, CA – The Tracks

Ventura, CA - The Railroad Tracks

At the end of the San Buenaventura State Beach walking path, you will finally make it to the tracks. This is where I stopped, turned around and headed back. I am glad that I walked all the way down because this shot is really cool.

Ventura, CA – Sunset

Ventura, CA - Sunset

Back at my hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, I managed to snap a sunset before heading out the next day. This day was an absolutely amazing day. The weather was about 72 degrees and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face.

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June 30, 2018 9:32 am

I grew up in Ventura if you go back to that area you have to go up to the cross it is approximately 2000 feet above the city of Ventura you get a glorious view of the beach and the city you can see for miles almost all the way to Malibu beach. Also, 17 miles southeast of Ventura is the city of Ojai there are a ton of trail to go wheeling the gulch has unreal hills to climb if you dare some are almost straight up way too much fun you can really see what your 4runner can… Read more »

Joe markarian
Joe markarian
December 6, 2017 4:42 pm

I agree with you man the supercharger would be awesome to have. A company in Chicago put one on their 4Runner and i would love to have it. I also like to do the same as a photographer I will go and shoot cityscapes in the city or shoot the sunset to get things off my mind and escape from reality. Great write up!
Ig @runn4r

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