Recreation and Leisure
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department on Naval Base Ventura County offers a wealth of fitness and recreation options for the fleet and family in support of mission readiness and retention. The fitness options are offered at the individual, group or team level at any of the gymnasiums, fitness or aquatics centers. Recreation activities that are available include bowling, golf, movies, auto hobby, lodging at the Beach Motel or at the RV parks, as well as dining facilities. The Liberty program for single Sailors offers weekly trips and events, comedy shows and tickets for local sports teams.
MWR facilities, except for Liberty, are available for use by active-duty military personnel and military retirees as well as their family members, DOD civilians and in some cases, the general public. Specific hours of operations for all recreational and leisure activities at navylifesw.com/ventura.
MWR has outdoor swimming pools at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme. Port Hueneme is an Olympic-sized pool primarily set up for lap swimming. The Aquatics programs at both locations offer standard Red Cross swimming lessons for ages 6 months and older. Our Junior Lifeguard program is geared toward youth who want to be active in the water and learn water safety. We also offer summer water aerobics at Port Hueneme and surf clinics at Point Mugu.
Auto Skills Centers
MWR’s two auto skills centers enable you to complete tuneups, rebuild an engine or paint your car. Both facilities offer tools, paint spray booths, wheel balancing, engine analyzers, valve grinding and facilities for lubricating your vehicles. The Point Mugu facility has 11 outdoor stalls to work on your vehicle, and at Port Hueneme we have a single-post lift for frame, undercarriage and exhaust repair and an indoor tuneup stall. The machine shop is equipped to resurface rotors or turn drums.
The NBVC Lanes Bowling Center at Port Hueneme features 16 lanes, individual rental lockers, pro shop services and a snack bar. At Point Mugu a bowling center with eight lanes is located next to the NEX.
Fitness Centers and Gymnasiums
MWR operates several fitness facilities that offer a range of programs and equipment to attain the fitness goals for all types of active patrons.
This recently renovated facility is a state-of-the-art fitness center with weight and exercise equipment that includes Cybex resistance machines, a Nordic Track, lifecycles, free weights and other fitness equipment to help you meet and maintain your fitness goals. The gym facility includes a full-size basketball court and two racquetball courts, plus an outdoor, lighted basketball/volleyball court.
Bee-Fit Wellness Center
and Mugu Fitness Center
Bee-Fit Wellness Center is across from the Port Hueneme pool and Warfield Gymnasium, and Mugu Fitness Center is across from the NEX. The centers are equipped with PRT-certified and other fitness equipment including cardio equipment, free weights, TRX and Life Fitness weight machines. A variety of fitness classes is offered, including kickboxing, cycling, Zumba, aerobics and yoga. Massage therapy is also available.
The Bee-Hive Gymnasium at Port Hueneme has a full-court basketball floor and locker rooms available for showers and gear storage. A full boxing gym, complete with boxing ring and heavy and speed bags, is also available.
The 18-hole NBVC Seabee Golf Course at Port Hueneme features a natural grass driving range, practice putting green, five water hazards and a complete pro shop, and men’s and women’s locker rooms and meeting rooms. Golf clubs and cart rental, club storage, lessons and punch cards are also available. The golf course is a soft-spike-only facility and is open to the public.
Dining services at the golf course include the 19th Hole in the club house, open for breakfast and lunch, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, the 9th Hole Snack Bar located “at the turn” for the midround is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT)
Enjoy reduced rates for many Southern California attractions such as Disneyland, Magic Mountain, SeaWorld, Knott’s Berry Farm, water parks, Universal Studios Hollywood, Legoland, Medieval Times and more. We can also order tickets for the Florida area, including Disney World and Universal Studios. Purchase discount coupon books for money-saving coupons to off-base establishments, tickets to movie theaters in the surrounding areas and more. We carry Los Angeles Dodgers tickets for a selection of games, local events and more. Cruise tickets and a variety of hotel vouchers are also available. ITT offices are in Building 1167 next to the Bowling Center at Port Hueneme and at Point Mugu in Building 16 across the hall from the gym entrance.
The Single Sailor Liberty Programs at NBVC Port Hueneme’s CoffeeNet and NBVC Point Mugu’s SurfNet provide alcohol-free facilities open to active-duty service members ages 18 to 25. Both centers are open daily and feature high-speed Internet, various gaming systems, TV lounges, pingpong, billiards, special events, tours and trips and more. At the CoffeeNet, special coffee, muffins, bagels, donuts and snacks are available.
The free-admission movie program at Needham Theater has showings Thursday through Sunday at NBVC Port Hueneme, and Point Mugu Theater has free movies Friday through Sunday. The movie schedule and times are posted in Fleet and Family Readiness’ “FFR Weekly Highlights” newsletter. Recorded movie schedules are also available by calling 805-982-5002.
MWR’s outdoor gear rental center offers a complete line of athletic, recreational and camping gear for rent at Point Hueneme. We carry sleeping bags, surfing bodyboards, stoves, tents, fresh and saltwater fishing gear and much more.
Parks and Picnic Areas
The Bolles Field Park at Port Hueneme may be reserved by individuals and commands for group functions. The park, located behind Needham Theater, has picnic tables, barbecue pits, volleyball, horseshoes and basketball courts. There is a large picnic pavilion with refrigeration, available with reservation, at the park.
Picnic Pavilion is located behind the base theater adjacent to the Youth Sports Complex at Point Mugu. The area has picnic tables, barbecue grills, fire rings, horseshoe pits, restroom facilities and a playground.
The Port Hueneme Fairways RV Park now has 85 pull-through sites, more than double its former 34. The RV park at Point Mugu is beachfront on Point Mugu and has 72 spaces. Both locations include full hookups, free Wi-Fi connection, picnic tables and extra parking space. The RV park is also the home of Lock & Leave and RV Storage.
The Beach Motel on the beach at Point Mugu is a great location for relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the area. It has 24 rooms, free Internet connection and a campground for seasonal tent camping, as well as a large family beach area that is open year-round. There is a 1.5-mile nature trail that meanders through the beach area showcasing the natural amenities and wildlife activity in the area. It begins at the opening to the family beach area.