Oxnard Beaches: A Visitors Guide

June 14, 2017

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Ready to hit the beach in Oxnard?Map of Oxnard Beaches

If you’re looking for a little fun-in-the-sun, look no further than Oxnard California. With 20 miles of scenic coastline, the city offers a variety of beaches that can entertain everyone from baby boomers to teens and surfers.

Check out our list of beaches to see which one (or two) you should visit during your trip to Oxnard, California.

1. Silver Strand Beach

If you’re looking for an action-packed beach, set your GPS to Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard. This beach is about a mile long with white sand stretching from end to end. It’s great for fishing, kayaking and surfing.

Commonly called “The Strand,” the beach has caught the attention of local and visiting surfers. The Jetty, The Bowl, and La Jenelle are the three breaks that cater to different skill levels.

If you’re an angler, consider dropping a line in the ocean. You’ll likely snag surf perch, calico bass, corbina and halibut. You’ll need to pick up a fishing license if you plan to fish though.

Silver Strand Beach is also a great place to bring a picnic lunch and let the kids splash around in the ocean. Take the kids to see part of an old shipwreck, La Jenelle, which still lingers along the south end of the beach. Kiddie Beach Park, a little sandy cove with calm waters for kids to play in, sits at the north end.

Silver Strand is located near Channel Islands Harbor too, which is a great place to walk around and grab a bite eat.

2. Oxnard Beach Park

If you want to barbeque, bike or keep kids entertained, check out Oxnard Beach Park. This 60-acre park has rolling grassy hills, bike paths, a giant playground, volleyball courts, stunning views and grills scattered throughout.

Strap your bike on your car and hit the trails. The park is located along the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, an 1800-mile path that stretches from Vancouver, British Columbia to Imperial Beach, California. Beach cruisers, surreys, tandem bikes and a variety of choppers are also available for rent at Wheel Fun Rentals located just outside the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort near Oxnard Beach Park.
Bring the family and a cooler full of burgers and you’ll be set. Barbeque lunch, watch the kids play on a pirate-themed playground, take a dip in the ocean and end the day with a family-friendly game of volleyball.
Bring your camera along too; Oxnard Beach Park has great views of Channel Islands National Park.

 3. Hollywood Beach

Historic Hollywood beach sits in Channel Islands Harbor, where you’ll find great seafood restaurants and charter boats that can take you whale watching or fishing.

The beach gained notoriety in the 1920’s when a few famous folks stayed near this beach in Oxnard. Rudolph Valentino stayed in a beach house while filming The Sheik, and Clark Gable and Carol Lombard once had a beach home here.

It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon and evening. Hang out on the beach with a good book during the afternoon, watch large ships come in and out of the harbor, grab a bite to eat for dinner and have a few drinks overlooking the ocean.

No matter what you’re looking for in a beach in Oxnard, you’ll find a spot to fit your needs in Oxnard.

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