Pacific Coast Road

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Pacific Coast Road

Leave motel resume road trip towards the Pacific Coast Road for 42 miles east on Highway 118 for 18 miles, exit 42 into Interstate 405 and south for 18 miles, exit 53 Interstate 10 west for 6 miles into Venice.

Venice Beach

Situated on the west side of LA known for its Canals and Beaches with a circus like oceanfront walk covering 2 miles of promenade, being pedestrian only, featuring many types of performers and vendors.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Resume road trip travel north towards Santa Monica, covering just 3 miles, on the Pacific Coast Road. Stop and explore and view the delights of the area

Santa Monica

A beach front city on the Santa Monica Bay with a great cityscape view. Home to many Hollywood celebrities having an upgraded shopping complex called The Third Street Promenade. Two of the listed buildings and landmarks are the famous 100 year old double jointed Pier and the Looff Hippodrome. Two other points of interest are the McCabe’s Guitar Shop and Bergamot Station.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Resume journey 23 miles on Coastal Road 1 into Malibu Beach.

Malibu Beach

Being a great place to stroll and explore having a 21 mile strip of prime Pacific Coastline A beachfront city bounded by Topanga Canyon and Santa Monica Mountains.

Pacific Coast Road

Pacific Coast Road

Malibu Beach

Malibu Beach

Malibu Beach

Malibu Beach

Continue on the Coast Road 1 south for 28miles into Oxnard.

Oxnard

It has some breathtaking views in the harbour waterside housing, and many boats. Oxnard is agricultural area, mainly for producing Barley Lima Beans and Strawberries.

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Then continue in the same direction for 10 miles reaching Ventura.

Ventura

Founded 1866 being a coastal ocean city having an ocean harbour, historic pier and promenade with exquisite beaches. The downtown is in a days gone by time zone, having an abundance of arts and crafts with historic homes, museums, antique shops, San Buenaventura Mission on palm tree lined streets.

Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Resume journey of 34 miles, going north on Coastal Road 1 driving by a magnificent pacific coast view arriving at Santa Barbara.

Take a time out of the journey to discover the Historic Santa Paula, only 12 miles from Ventura turn right onto Route 126 east and follow the signs to Santa Paula, once viewed then return back to the road trip.

Santa Paula

Located in Ventura County with rural agricultural setting, known as the Citrus Capital of the World, producing oranges, lemons and avocados. The quaint town boasts a main street reminiscent of middle America but with a Mexican flavour of specialty and novelty shops set in the Historic Downtown dwellings. Points of interest are the California Oil Museum with a least 30 plus other houses from the late 19th to the early 20th century being of Queen Anne and English style with schools and museums some being landmarks.

Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Santa Barbara

Situated is on the east-west section of the Pacific Coastline, and  lies between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Ocean known as the American Rivera. Santa Barbara was controlled for many years, by the Spaniards and retains Spanish Period Houses being landmarks and listed. Visit the 1786 Mission Santa Barbara also known as the Queen of Mission situated in the El Presidio De Santa Barbara History Park. Whilst strolling around discover the many statues of Spanish Soldiers.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Continue journey in the same region along the coast going north 10 miles into Goleta again a coastal city.

Goleta

Resume road trip travel 69 miles into Santa Maria going north on Highway 101. Book into Days Inn Motel for 1 night stay.

Goleta

Goleta

Goleta

Goleta

Goleta

Goleta

Santa Maria

Situated in the valley in Santa Barbara County stretching from the Santa Lucia Mountains towards the Pacific Ocean noted for its agriculture

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Santa Maria