Mugu Rock is an interesting place. At one time the road, the infamous PCH or Pacific Coast Highway hugged the rocky Pacific Coast and actually separated the ocean from the mountains. Today, due to erosion and global warming, the original PCH road has been washed away and only small remnant's remain such as these:
Today PCH cuts through the mountain. The hill separated by a huge "cut-through" excavation leave a giant rock that people come to feed birds from, have a moment of zen, or base jump, or whale watch. Mugu is a peaceful, and serene place unlike the busy cities minutes away.
The Mugu Rock often called Point Mugu, or just The Rock and is an Indian phrase meaning "Resting Place on the Beach". The area once apart of a naval base was also the main artery of transportation from the Los Angeles area to Ventura before the Conejo pass and the adjacent 101 Freeway was built. Mugu Rock's history is limited, however very much apart of local culture and legend. The Rock is located approximately in the city of Port Hueneme, and legend tells us the city and the rock are intertwined between fairy tale and fantasy.
The legend of Mugu Rock
Princess Hueneme (pronounced wy-NEE-mee) was a beautiful Indian girl with bad taste in men. As legend has it, her newlywed husband left her for an evil woman who cast a spell over him.
So broken-hearted was Princess Hueneme that she threw herself into the sea and turned into stone. She became Mugu Rock. Her now-repentant and distraught husband followed her into the sea. The seaweed encircling Mugu Rock is said to be the hair of the grief-stricken husband, destined to float around his beloved princess for eternity.