Port Hueneme Tourism

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Port Hueneme (/ˌpɔːrt waɪˈniːmiː/ wy-NEE-mee) is a small beach city in Ventura County, California surrounded by the city of Oxnard 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. Thomas Bard learned of the submarine canyon at Point Hueneme and took advantage of the canyon depth to construct the Hueneme Wharf in 1871 here. 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. Both the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County lie within city limits. Port Hueneme has a south-facing sand beach, known for its surfing. The beach has a wooden fishing pier and is about a mile long between Ormond Beach downcoast and Point Hueneme Light at the harbor entrance shared by the naval base and the port. The Waterfront Promenade, also known as the Lighthouse Promenade, provides a paved public access along the shoreline with two historic sites at view points: the 1872 Wharf and the Oxnard Packing House. There are also picnic tables and barbecue grills.

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Facts and Stats for Port Hueneme*

  • Pollution Statistics in Port Hueneme

    Know the pollution level of Port Hueneme before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Port Hueneme: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Hueneme for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Hueneme.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.38 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Port Hueneme - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Port Hueneme is 160.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.22 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.49 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.36 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.54 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.61 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Hueneme

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Hueneme

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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