Port Hueneme

Welcome to the city of Port Hueneme, CA.

Port Hueneme (wy-nee-mee) is a small beach city in Ventura County, California surrounded by the city of Oxnard, Naval Base Ventura County, and the Santa Barbara Channel. The name derives from the Spanish spelling of the Chumash wene me, meaning “Resting Place”. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo explored this area and the adjacent Channel Islands in October 1542. The town’s name was officially changed to Port Hueneme in 1939 and was incorporated March 24, 1948.

A submarine canyon led to the construction of the Hueneme Wharf in 1871 along the canyon by Thomas Bard. The existing street grid of the town was formally laid out in 1888. Until the construction of the Montalvo Cutoff that brought the railroad to nearby Oxnard, the wharf was the principal means of transportation for that portion of Ventura County lying south of the Santa Clara River. Hueneme was the second largest grain shipping port on the Pacific coast between 1871 and 1895.

Port Hueneme has a south-facing sand beach, known for its surfing. The beach stretches eastward about a mile from the harbor and the naval base and includes a wooden fishing pier. There are also picnic tables and barbecue grills.

The Port

The Port of Hueneme, shared with Oxnard Harbor District and Naval Base Ventura County, is the only deep water port between the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of San Francisco, and the only Navy controlled harbor between San Diego Bay and Puget Sound in Washington state.

The harbor is a shipping and receiving point for a wide variety of goods destined for the Los Angeles Basin and beyond, including automobiles, pineapples, and bananas. Agricultural products such as onions, strawberries, and flowers are shipped.

Hueneme Beach Festival

Since 1998, every year the city of Port Hueneme holds a theme-based Hueneme Beach Festival at 550 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme, Ca 93041. This 2-day event is held in mid/late August. Entertainment includes live music, rides, games, attractions, food/ vendor booths and exhibits.

Geography

Port Hueneme is located on the southwest portion of the Oxnard Plain on the Pacific Ocean.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles. 4.5 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (4.70%) is water.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F.

Much of the information provided by Wikipedia.

Jeff Haring CRB, GRI  Realtor- Sales & Property Management
Ventura County Real Estate

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