A Local's Guide to the Best Beaches in Oxnard

Enjoy sun, sand, and epic waves in Oxnard. These are the top beaches to visit.

No visit to Oxnard is complete without a trip to the beach. Luckily, Oxnard has plenty of hidden gems and pristine beaches you'll want to add to your must-visit list.

Here are the best beaches in Oxnard to help you plan your next visit to Oxnard.

With several beaches to choose from along the Oxnard Coast, there are plenty of places to throw down a towel, soak up some Vitamin D, and enjoy the views.
Silver Strand Beach Oxnard

Silver Strand Beach

This uncrowded beach is the local’s favorite in Oxnard. It’s a prime destination for local surfers and kayakers. Visit the Silver Stand Murals and don’t miss the steel remains of the luxury ocean liner La Jenelle, which shipwrecked in April 1970.

Eats Nearby:
The Strand Bar & Grill is within walking distance from the beach. On the menu, ribs, burgers, and pasta dishes.

Best Time to Visit

  • 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
hollywood beach oxnard

Hollywood Beach

Searching for a prime picnic location? Set up your beach tent or umbrella on the peaceful sands of Hollywood Beach. This beach is so relaxing and pristine, and it’s no wonder Hollywood stars bought real estate here.

Nearby Attractions

Stop by the Channel Islands Harbor to grab a bite to eat or rent kayaks for the afternoon. Step back in time and learn stories of Oxnard’s past at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Mandalay Beach Oxnard

Oxnard/Mandalay Beach

This pristine beach features grassy rolling hills, dunes, bike paths, and a playground for the kiddos. Rent a beach cruiser at Wheel Fun Rentals or bring your own and enjoy the scenic views. This is the perfect destination for your next family picnic or birthday party. Get lunch ready on the barbecue and have some fun on the volleyball courts and jogging paths.

Getting here:
Oxnard Beach Park is located at 1601 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035.

Parking Fees:

  • Cash Only
  • $1 per hour
  • $5 all-day
hobie beach oxnard

Hobie Beach

Make it a beach day and visit Hobie Beach on the Pacific Coast. This area is ideal for families with small children who want to swim because it’s protected from big waves. Hobie Beach is also a launch area for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Amenities: There are public restrooms and outdoor showers.

Best Time to Visit Hobie Beach:

  • If you want to avoid the crowds during the warmer months, arrive early.
  • Kayaking: Year-Round
  • Beach Going and Sun Bathing: Summer, Spring, Fall
  • Beachcombing: Year-Round

Nearby Attractions

Rent a jet ski, bicycle, or kayak at Marine Emporium Landing. Escape to Channel Islands National Park for hiking, whale watching, and camping adventures.

kiddie beach oxnard

Kiddie Beach

This small protected beach in Ventura County is located near Hobie Beach and Silver Strand in the Channel Islands Harbor. It’s perfect for families who want to swim with the littles.

Why we Love it:

  • It’s dog-friendly. (Dogs must stay on a leash.)
  • There is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months.
  • Parking is free.
  • Kiddie Beach has restrooms and showers.


The top beaches in Oxnard


Looking for some fun things to do after the beach? Here are our top picks in Oxnard to add to your list.

Channel Islands National Park - Experience world-class adventure and visit the islands for kayaking, hiking, birdwatching, and more.

Murphy Auto Museum - Check out the classic cars at this museum. Open on weekends.

McGrath State Beach - Wake up and surf, fish, or enjoy some of the best birdwatching in California.

Heritage Square - Sign up for a walking tour and learn about Victorian-era buildings built between 1876 and 1912.

Whale Watching - Experience the annual Gray Whale Migration. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget!

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