Surfers' Point Managed Shoreline Retreat Project

Ventura, California


The Construction of the first phase of the Surfers' Point Managed Shoreline Retreat Project is now complete.

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What's the plan? During Phase I, about half of the existing damaged parking lot will be removed and the materials recycled. The stretch of beach along this area will be widened by 60-feet and a new cul-de-sac on shoreline drive will be constructed 1,000-ft. east of the current turnaround. The multi-use bike path will be relocated inland along the beachfront adjacent to the new parking area that will be constructed just north of the existing lot.

Project Benefits:

* Beach restoration that protects our coastline from erosion

* Provides more beachfront area for recreational opportunities

* New multi-use bike path with lighting

* New storm water filtration system including a grass bioswale to treat runoff and prevent pollutant from reaching the Ventura River Estuary and ocean

Parking During Construction:

Beachgoers will have access to the shore and bike path during construction. ample parking will be available at the remaining portion of the existing parking area along the beachfront and paid parking at the Derby Club/Ventura County Fairgrounds parking area; 20 minute "surf-check" parking will be added along the south side of Shoreline Drive prior to construction.

Community Partnerships:

City of Ventura, Ventura County Fairgrounds (Seaside Park), California Coastal Conservancy, California State parks, the State Coastal Commission and the Surfrider Foundation

It is because of these creative and collaborative partnerships that we secured an environmentally sensitive and innovate approach to protect our beach and preserve public access. Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2010 and is slated for completion in May 2011. Construction crews will be on site Monday - Friday from 7 am - 5pm. For more information call Larry Jenkins at 805-658-4758. Contractor: C.A. Rasmussen

This news story aired locally in 2009:




Short Public Service Announcement (1 min PSA)


Growing the Beaches - Restoring the River of Sand to Ventura

(video produced in 2000)



This page sponsored by the Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

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