Visit Oxnard is proud to announce that Oxnard Beach Park has been voted the number one Best Beach on the West Coast in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.
“Oxnard Beach Park has long been a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike, so it’s exciting to see it recognized on such a national platform,” said Julie Mino Buffo, President and CEO of Visit Oxnard. “The people have spoken – our coastal gem truly is one of the best!”
This breathtaking stretch of beach along Oxnard’s coastline offers an expanse of pristine golden-duned sand alongside rolling lawns and picturesque vistas, with views all the way out to the Channel Islands. The No. 1 West Coast beach also features an array of recreational offerings and well-maintained amenities including palm tree-lined walking and bicycle paths, public barbeque areas, volleyball courts and a kids playground, providing an idyllic setting for beachgoers seeking relaxation, recreation, and unforgettable moments with loved ones.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this accolade for our beautiful Oxnard Beach Park, especially given that we were up against some of the top beaches on the West Coast,” said Steve Buenger, Chair of Visit Oxnard. “Our community takes great pride in our beaches, and we will continue to invest in them and ensure they remain a cherished destination for generations to come.”
“Oxnard’s beaches are a celebrated treasure in our community,” said John C. Zaragoza, Mayor of the City of Oxnard. “We’re honored that Oxnard Beach Park, which the Council recently voted to rename as 'Olol'koy – the Chumash word for dolphin – continues to be preserved and loved by locals and visitors alike.”
USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in destinations, food, lodging, attractions and more. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of experts which includes a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from 10Best.com, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. New categories are announced every other Monday at noon, revealing each category's 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.
The full list of Best Beaches on the West Coast, with Oxnard Beach Park at the No. 1 spot, can be viewed at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-beach-on-the-west-coast-2023/.
For more information on Oxnard, visit https://visitoxnard.com.