Harbor Cove, Beach, Ventura

Marina Parking From Above
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The viewing platform inside the Channel Islands Visitor Center allowed an overview of the area in front of the beach. Parking for the Marina was on this side of the road. The beach was off to the right of this photograph.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:22:31 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8849
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The Beach From Above
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The viewing platform above the Channel Islands Visitor Center provided a nice overview of the beach. The road in the foreground was Spinnaker Drive. A quarter mile to the left was a shopping center. Parking for the beach could be seen just on the other side of Spinnaker Drive.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:32:32 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8851
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Sidewalk
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A sidewalk divided the parking lot from the beach. The sidewalk had lighting for nighttime and provided copious garbage receptacles. The parking lot allowed for parking of RV's, campers and buses too at its far end.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:45:13 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8863
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Rolling Sand
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This beach featured low rolling hills of sand which could make privacy easier to find. A breakwater protected the beach.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:45:21 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8864
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Past Low Dunes
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The walk to the water was past low dune-like mounds of sand. Taller than a person but lower than actual sand dunes.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:45:49 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8866
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Fishing
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The stone breakwaters were good places from which to fish. Unfortunately we didn't see anyone actually catch anything that afternoon.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:46:24 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8868
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Lifeguard Closed
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The lifeguard station was only open during the summer months. Here in October, there were too few swimmers to warrant a full-time lifeguard.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:46:54 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8869
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Discussion
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A person reclined on a surf board discussed something with another standing by a kayak.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:47:10 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8870
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Garbage Can
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A lone garbage can rested on the beach and appeared to be facing backward toward the Channel Islands Visitor Center. The viewing tower could just be seen to the right of the U.S. flag.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:48:05 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8872
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Spacious Beach
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This beach was spaciously wide with room enough for the crowds of summertime. This October, the beach featured this lone family playing on the sand.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:49:03 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8876
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Breakwater
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The southern breakwater had a sign, as did most of the breakwaters, warning not to climb on them. Most people who fished from them, ignored these warning signs.


Harbor Cove Beach Ventura   •  1878-1998 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:50:00 Saturday 9 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_8878
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