Posted Sep 01, 2021 | By Alejandra Cerball

A Guide to Accessibility in Oxnard

The top accessible areas to visit in Oxnard.

We welcome everyone to come and experience the best weather, uncrowded beaches, and the best of the 805. Make Oxnard your next family vacation, girls trip, or guys getaway.

For people with impaired mobility, here’s your guide to the top accessible areas to visit during your trip to Oxnard.

In this post, we’ll cover:

  • where to find easy access
  • where to get beach wheelchairs
  • And transportation tips.
Silver Strand Beach Oxnard

Oxnard’s Accessible Beaches

Silver Strand | 2525 Ocean Drive, Oxnard


Come and enjoy the day at this local’s favorite hangout. Plan a picnic with your family and spend the day watching the kids build sandcastles on the sand. Visit during sunset for a romantic date and enjoy the calming sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the shoreline.

Where to get a beach wheelchair:


Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, beach wheelchairs are available at the main lifeguard tower at the Silver Strand parking lot.

During the rest of the year, beach wheelchairs may be checked out from Harbor Patrol at 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035.

Ed Hunt Rehab Point; Photo by Brallan Perez Favela.

Oxnard State Beach/Mandalay Beach | N Harbor Blvd, Oxnard


Get an up-close view of the water and enjoy the view from Ed Hunt Rehab Point. This pathway allows for easy access for people in wheelchairs who want to go to the beach.

Where to get a beach wheelchair:


Go through the dunes to the beach at Rehab Point. Make a reservation by calling Harbor Patrol (805) 973-5959 or visit https://www.ventura.org/harbor-department/.

Places to Visit

Channel Islands Harbor


Watch wildlife and enjoy a lunch with a view at the Channel Islands Harbor. This is a great place to relax and grab a bite to eat with a view of the harbor. Don’t miss the Channel Islands Farmers Market on Sundays.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum | 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard


Explore the unique collection of Prisoner of War bone models at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. The museum is an accessible environment with handicapped parking. All the exhibits, including the tiny model ships built between 1790 to 1815, have been placed within wheelchair and walker access. There is also an elevator that provides access to the Upper Deck and temporary exhibits.

For special accommodations, contact (805) 984-6260 (Monday-Friday 9:00 – 5:00).

The Mullin Automotive Museum | 1421 Emerson Ave, Oxnard


The Mullin Automotive Museum is the place to get a glimpse of 20th-century French automotive styling and design. With nearly 47,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum features wide spaces for easy viewing. There are also elevators to access both floors so you can enjoy the art-deco furniture, paintings, and unique car collections.

Getting Around

Get to where you need to go with ACCESS Paratransit Service. The point-to-point public transportation service is available for people with disabilities traveling in Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Ventura. Reserve your trip one day in advance or check availability for same-day service. All vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Cost: $3 per ride or $30.00 for a book of 10 tickets.

Virtual Tours

Channel Islands National Park

Take a virtual trip to Channel Islands National Park. Due to the rugged terrain, the islands are not readily accessible for individuals in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility, but you can still soak in the views of the park with a virtual tour.

Click the link to start the visual experience of the islands.

Conclusion

Need a place to stay during your visit? Travel in style and enjoy a holiday on the coast. The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort is a beachfront resort with accessible rooms and suites. Book a room with an accessible tub or a roll-in shower during your stay in Oxnard.


You may also like: How to Pack For Your Trip to Oxnard.


About the Author:

Alejandra Cerball (Journalist)

Alejandra Cerball is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor of alexcerball.com, a Travel + Lifestyle online destination filled with compelling and honest travel tips + resources. On her blog, Alex shares inspiration for your bucket list, travel + adventure itineraries, and style guides to help you pack for your next trip.

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