The City of Port Hueneme is not a popular tourist destination; however, one popular place to visit is the US Navy's CEC/Seabee Museum. The museum is housed in two World War II-era Quonset huts, a Vietnam-era wing, and a Gulf War-era warehouse. The museum contains an amazing collection of Navy uniforms, art, memorabilia, and weapons. Co-located with the museum is the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Archives with over 396 meters of photos, film, and records related to the Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps.
Aside from the Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme's major attraction is its beach. Sandwiched between two military installations, Point Mugu and the Battalion Center, the beach has some of the best sand in Ventura County. Crowded in the summer with both locals and tourists, the beach is a great place to take long walks and get wonderful views of the nearby Channel Islands.
Port Hueneme is near the Channel Islands National Park, five islands containing the biological diversity of the North American coast. With more than 2000 terrestrial plants and animals, the islands share a distinction with the Galapagos Islands: they have 145 species found nowhere else in the world. Marine life ranges from the largest animal in the world, the blue whale, to tiny microscopic plankton. Further, archaeological and cultural resources span ten thousand years of human presence.
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