Silver Strand Beach is by far the most popular beach to visit in Oxnard. Located at the end of South Victoria Road, Silver Strand Beach offers beach goers world class surf, fishing, kayaking, long walks on white sandy beaches, cool to moderate water temperatures, and a family friendly atmosphere. Silver Strand Beach is a favorite among Oxnard Locals and beach savvy tourists. The Silver Strand beach area also has nearby restaurants, hotels, and local attractions at the Channel Islands Harbor.
When to Visit Silver Strand
- Surfing: Year Round (Best in Summer through Winter)
- Kayaking: Year Round
- Fishing: Spring through Mid Fall
- Beach Going and Sun Bathing: Summer, Spring, Fall
- Beachcombing: Year Round
Surfing Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach is the destination of choice for local surfers, boogie boarders and body surfers. This Beach Break has three peaks: the Jetty, which is a fabulous break for longboarders and intermediate surfers. It’s a lovely right hand break. The Bowl, which fires perfectly in the Fall and Winter, and La Janelle, a sandbar left hand break that will get all of you goofy footers frothing at the mouth. On crowded, days be sure to practice good surf etiquette.
Kayaking Silver Strand Beach is one of the most popular watersports at this favorite local beach due to it’s close proximity to the Channel Islands Harbor. Here you can paddle along the beach south towards the La Janelle Jetty, or paddle in and around the Channel Islands Harbor. Here you will experience Dolphins, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and other marine life.
Silver Strand Beach is a great spot to catch surf perch, calico bass, corbina, halibut, and other species of fish. Surf the shore with Sand Crabs or plastic grubs to catch surf perch and corbina. Try the Jetty to catch halibut, Calico Bass and other fish. The best time of year to surf fish is during the spring and summer. Silver Strand Beach is also an excellent place to dig up Pismo Clams. You can pick up a fishing license and tackle at Channel Islands Sport Fishing Center which is about a mile from Silver Strand Beach.
Silver Strand is a great beach for sunbathers, beachgoers, and families. The soft white sand makes for a perfect place for an afternoon picnic Boogie Boarding and Body surfing is another local favorite. Be sure to bring a towel, food, and friends. This mile-long stretch of silvery beach is a beautiful spot to relax. Public restrooms are at the north of the beach and parking is free from sunrise to sunset. Lifeguards patrol between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Beach wheelchairs are available at lifeguard towers 805-382-3007. Dog Friendly- on leash before 9am and after 5pm. Must bring poop bags. Open flames are not allowed at County beaches; this includes portable fire pits and portable grills.
Ventura County Harbor Patrol is the responsible agency for managing Silver Strand Beach and Hollywood Beach in Oxnard; if you have questions about rules and regulations for these beaches, please contact Ventura County Harbor Patrol at (805) 973-5959 or visit https://www.ventura.org/harbor-department/.