Frequently Asked Questions

Your time here in Oxnard is important to us, so we have put together the most popular questions for you all on one page.

Channel Islands Harbor

Can you swim in the Channel Islands Harbor?

Yes, you can swim in the Channel Islands Harbor. Specifically, Kiddie Beach Park, situated just inside the entrance to the harbor, adjacent to the Silver Strand neighborhood, is a dedicated swim beach. This area is the only part inside the harbor where swimming is allowed. Additionally, it's worth noting that watercraft launching from Kiddie Beach is restricted to the north side of the beach.

How deep is the Channel Islands Harbor?

The depth of the Channel Islands Harbor can vary depending on the location within the harbor. Typically, the harbor entrance and the first half of the main basin, up to Murre Way, have a depth of approximately 20 feet. The remainder of the harbor, at zero tide, is generally around 10 feet deep. Please note that these depths may vary slightly due to tidal fluctuations and other factors. It's always a good idea to check with Ventura County Harbor Patrol at 805-973-5959 for the most up-to-date and accurate information on harbor depths.

Can you dock at the Channel Islands Harbor?

In the Channel Islands Harbor, there are several marinas and facilities where you can dock your boat. Some of the primary places for docking in the Channel Islands Harbor include:

  • Channel Islands Marina: This marina is one of the largest in the area and offers a variety of amenities, including guest docks, boat slips, and services for boaters.
  • Vintage Marina: Another option for boaters, Vintage Marina provides boat slips, a fuel dock, and a range of facilities and services.
  • Anacapa Isle Marina: This marina offers boat slips and services, including fuel and maintenance.
  • Seaside Boatyard: This marina offers boat slips as well as a range of services, including mechanical, plumbing and dry boat storage.

Can you swim at the Channel Islands?

Currently, the Channel Islands Harbor only offers landings to Anacapa Island. Due to its natural bluffs and plateaued edges, there are no recreational swimming areas on this island. Channel Islands Expeditions offers a snorkeling expedition to Anacapa to explore the beautiful water and sea life, but it does not land on Anacapa Island.

Santa Cruz island, however, has many popular swimming locations including Scorpion Beach. Although Channel Islands Harbor is the closest departure point to Anacapa Island, our neighboring Ventura Harbor offers landings to both Santa Cruz Island and Anacapa Island. Please visit Ventura’s website for more details.

Getting Around Oxnard

How can I get to Oxnard?

Whether by air, train or car there are many ways you can get to Oxnard.

  • Air: Although there is no major airport in Oxnard you can fly to/from 3 nearby airports. You can choose to fly to Santa Barbra Airport which is approx. 47 miles away. You also have the option of Los Angeles International (LAX) or Burbank Airport which are both approx. 60 miles away.
  • Train: Relax, skip the traffic and enjoy a scenic ride by taking the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner or the Coast Starlight to Oxnard Transit Station. Connecting passengers from Seattle Washington all the way to San Diego. To view train schedules, purchase tickets or find additional travel information visit or
  • Ground: Ride on Amtrak San Joaquins Thruway Bus on Route 10 connecting passengers from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. Oxnard Transit Center is also a hub for Greyhound, commuter rail Metrolink and regional bus service. Airporter shuttle has two stops in Oxnard connecting you to & from LAX.

How far is Oxnard from Los Angeles?

Oxnard is about 60 miles from Los Angeles (approx. 1 hour by car). You can enjoy a breathtaking scenic road trip through iconic Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) into Oxnard, or drive along Highway 101 through towns including Van Nuys, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Camarillo.

How do I get to Oxnard from LAX?

LAX is about 60 miles from Oxnard (approx. 1 hour by car), however there are many other transportation options available as well. If you are interested in using a shuttle system, Smart Shuttle, Ventura County Airporter and Ventura Transit System are all great options. If traveling by bus, you can visit Greyhound or MetroLink, or use Amtrak if traveling by train.

Where can I find electric charging stations in Oxnard?

The Collection at River Park is equipped with Volta and Tesla charging stations throughout the center. There are also charging stations throughout Oxnard. For more locations search here: EV Charging Stations in Oxnard, California (Free & Fast) | Electrly

Be sure to look at our "Getting Around Oxnard" guide.

Dallas Cowboys

Where is the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp?

The Dallas Cowboys Training Camp is located right here in Oxnard! Entry and parking is located at 2501 Ventura Road Oxnard, CA 93036. Check the official Dallas Cowboys website for more details.

Is The Cowboys Training Camp free?

Yes, admission is free but the event is first come first serve with capacity limitations, so arrive early for your best chance at entry, especially on weekends.

Do The Cowboys still train in Oxnard?

Yes, we're proud to say The Cowboys still train in Oxnard! Typically, their training sessions last from late July to beginning of August, but be sure to check the official Cowboys website for up-to-date information.

What is there to do at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard?

Dallas Cowboys Training Camp is your chance to watch players and rookies practice as they prepare for their upcoming season. There are no shaded areas, so bring a hat, wear sunscreen and plan ahead. Visit the pro shop and get Dallas Cowboys exclusive merchandise. Upgrade to a VIP experience with Dallas Cowboys All Access, with opportunities for fence line access, player autographs and up-close encounters with your favorite players. During opening ceremonies, see Jerry Jones and enjoy a performance, photographs and autographs from America’s Sweethearts, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Say hi to Cowboys Mascot Rowdy, and make memories that will last a lifetime. How ‘bout them Cowboys!

How do I purchase fence line access to Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard?

Fence line access is available for purchase only through the Dallas Cowboys and their All-Access programs.