Place:Point Mugu, Ventura, California, United States


NamePoint Mugu
Located inVentura, California, United States

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Point Mugu , California (Chumash: Muwu, "Beach" ) is an unincorporated community and geographical promontory on the Pacific Coast in Ventura County, near the town of Port Hueneme and the city of Oxnard. It is home to Point Mugu State Park, which boasts five miles of shoreline and more than 70 miles of hiking trails.[1] The name is believed to be derived from the Chumash Indian term "Muwu", meaning "beach", which was first mentioned by Cabrillo in his journals in 1542.[2] It is also a name applied to the nearby Naval Air StationNAS Point Mugu—a test range facility known by various names over the years, including Pacific Missile Test Center and Naval Air Missile Test Center.

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