January 25, 2019
Get the kids out of the house for Spring Break, and book a trip to Oxnard to enjoy seven miles of uncrowded golden-duned beaches. With weather averaging in the high-60s between March and April, you’ll find perfect conditions to throw out a towel and bask in the sun while the little ones play in the waves.
From west to east:
Mandalay Beach and Oxnard Beach Park
A paved boardwalk lined with towering palms leads the way past rolling lawns to Mandalay Beach. At this white sandy beach, you’ll find reservable covered picnic areas, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and plenty of opportunities for jogging, bicycling, skating and recreating in general.
Stop by Coastal Grill at Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort for hors d’ouevres and poolside drinks, or walk a short distance up Wooley Road to the newly renovated and re-opened The Shores Bar & Restaurant, where you can sample farm-to-table fare including The Shores burger, lamb lollipops, halibut tacos and the quinoa buddha bowl.
Book a tee time, then catch a ride into town for a fun and affordable game of Foot Golf at River Ridge Golf Club, the first foot golf course in California. Juniors 17 & under welcome!
Sunbathe between the Channel Islands National Park and stunningly colorful beachfront homes on this stretch of sand, so named ‘Hollywood Beach’ for its popularity with movie stars at the turn of the twentieth century. Here, you’ll find Hollywood Beach Cafe and some of the best eateries and water activities in the Channel Islands Harbor within a short walking distance at Marine Emporium Landing. Kids will love opportunities to kayak, parasail, go boating as a family and more! For a break from the sun, wander through a treasure trove of maritime paintings, ship models and artifacts at Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
Start your morning at Squidly’s Coffee, Sandwiches & Acai Bowls with healthful breakfast bowls, then cross the harbor inlet toward Oxnard’s eastern-most beach. A popular local’s spot, surfers from all over flock to Silver Strand Beach year-round to catch the perfect wave. Here, you’ll find walls of colorful painted murals along the eastern end of the strip and a nearly 50-year old sunken ship near La Janelle Park. For lunch, fill up on ribs, seafood and pasta at local favorite Quincy Street Ltd., then catch an afternoon play at Elite Theater Company.
For more information on Oxnard Beaches, check out our full overview!