Point Mugu (pronounced /məˈɡuː/), California is an unincorporated area and geographical promontory on the Pacific coast in Ventura County, near the town of Port Hueneme and the city of Oxnard. 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. It is also a name applied to the nearby Naval Air Station — NAS Point Mugu — a test range facility known by various names over the years, including Pacific Missile Test Center and Naval Air Missile Test Center.
The Mugu Rock is a distinctive feature of the coastal promontory that has been featured in hundreds of film shoots and television commercials. The Rock was formed when a path for the Pacific Coast Highway was cut through the mountain. It is a popular but dangerous place for fishing, sight seeing, and cliff diving. On Thanksgiving, November 27, 2008 three young men were swept to sea and killed by a rogue wave while surf watching from Mugu Rock.
The ZIP Code is 93042, and the area is inside area code 805.