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Venture Retreat Links of Interest

Here are some links to local information and places to go while you are visiting Venture Retreat Center. This list is regularly updated, so please visit often...and if you have a link you would like to see added.

Butano State Park
Only five minutes from the Venture Retreat Center!

Año Nuevo State Reserve
About fifteen minutes south of Venture Retreat, Año Nuevo has a beautiful beach and hiking, and is a breeding site and nursery for northern elephant seals and California sea lions.

Gazos Grill
Just 10 minutes from Venture, a comfortable coastal restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an ocean view.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
Simple hostel with bunk beds under the picturesque Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Duartes Tavern
This family-owned Pescadero tavern has good food, a comfortable bar and a relaxed local atmosphere.

South Coast Community
This community website contains listings of local businesses, parks and community organizations.

Other Links of Interest

Retreat Centers & Conference Centers Directory
All About Retreats is a portal for the Retreat Center business.

Esalen Institute
The founding Center of the "human potential movement" and currently hosting many Retreats, Workshops, Seminars and Internships.