Posted Apr 29, 2022 | By Visit Oxnard

The Best Pet-Friendly Activities in Oxnard

Traveling with your dog or cat? Here's how to keep them entertained on your visit to Oxnard, California.

Oxnard offers fabulous ocean-side amenities – for pets and humans. To help plan your trip, here's a look at pet-friendly hotels and activities to create the perfect itinerary in Oxnard.

Women on beach with dogs

Pet-friendly hotels in Oxnard

One of the first things you'll want to book for your Oxnard vacation is a place to stay. Many have a designated pet wing where you and your buddy can stay. All of the hotels charge an additional fee to accommodate your pet, so be sure to add it to your budget.

Hotels that welcome pets in Oxnard include:

Oxnard is a pampering paradise, where both humans and pets can bask in the sun, make new friends and enjoy stunning ocean views.


Here's a look at some of the great fur-friendly activities you can take advantage of during your stay!

Visit A Dog Park in Oxnard

College Park Dog Park is an off-leash dog park with two areas for small and big canines. Your pup will love running on the agility equipment, and there’s also a shaded area with benches for the owners.

Need to groom your furry friend? Use the pet bathing station on-site.

Campus Park, the former site of Oxnard High School, is another off-leash dog park. It’s located on the corner of 5th and H streets. Jax’s Windrow Dog Park is an off-leash dog park located at 3052 North Ventura Road.

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Head to the beach

Want to take your dog to the beach for a little fun in the sun? After all, they enjoy a little sand between their toes too. When you're ready to walk along Oxnard's ocean side, you have a choice of several dog-friendly beaches.

You can visit Oxnard Beach Park anytime with your dog as long as it's on a leash. At Hollywood Beach, you can let your dog roam free before 9 am and after 5 pm, and Silver Strand Beach allows dogs on a leash before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Grab a bite to eat

Oxnard has plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in the city. Lazy Dog Restaurant is a dog-themed restaurant that offers seating for both humans and pets. They've even got a doggy menu, with healthy options like chicken and rice.

Sea Fresh Channel Islands, Toppers Pizza and The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar all have waterfront pet-friendly patio seating,

Enjoy some retail therapy

There are a handful of pet stores where you can take your pets in Oxnard too. Your cat or dog can mingle with other pets while you pick up a few treats or extra food for the trip.

Take your dog or cat through Pet Food Express, where there's a DIY dog-bathing station that owners rave about.PetSmart is another hot spot for pet people. Since you're on vacation, treat your pet to a little spa treatment with a bubble bath and nail clipping.

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