Posted Sep 01, 2021 | By Alejandra Cerball
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:
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.
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/.
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.
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).
Although we hope you don't have to visit St. John's Regional Medical Center for an emergency, it is an award-winning, technologically innovative hospital offering care world-class care across a variety of disciplines. The hospital is also home to the largest labyrinth west of the Mississippi River: the Hiji Family Healing Garden and Labyrinth. This healing garden hosts four-story high bamboo and tranquil koi ponds, located on the garden level of the medical center. The labyrinth serves as a place for reflection, meditation and renewal, and is located outside between the hospital and Williams St. It is lighted and wheel chair and walker accessible. Read more about St. John's Regional Medical Center.
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.
Some travelers find it useful to create "social stories" for their loved ones with special needs prior to arriving in Oxnard. These short stories serve as intervention tools to help those with autism to visualize their upcoming experience and plan ahead for how to manage their behavior in social situations. Our website is full of useful information to help you plan out an itinerary before your visit. Plus, the Visit Oxnard team is readily available to answer any questions about your visit ahead of time.
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.
Limited seats are available on park concessionaire boats: Contact Island Packers (805-642-1393) for more details.
Need a place to stay during your visit? Travel in style and enjoy a holiday on the coast. Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach 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.
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