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The designated launch location for kayaks, standup paddle boards, and other non-motorized watercraft.
Located in the Channel Islands Harbor, Hobie Beach is a popular spot for families and a great place to watch boats.
Want to spend the afternoon on the water?
Hobie Beach offers a launch area for kayaks and stand up paddleboards. The rocky shoreline is also a great place to bring the kiddos because the seas are calm and protected from the waves.
Hobie Beach is located at 2974-3098 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035. It’s next to Kiddie Beach. Parking is free, and there are plenty of local restaurants nearby.
If you want to avoid the crowds during the warmer months, arrive early.
Know before you go:
Plan a beach day at Hobie Beach and watch the sailboats and people kayaking nearby. The water is calm, making it an excellent environment for small children who want to swim. There are also public restrooms and outdoor showers nearby to rinse off sand after a day on the beach.
Launch your kayak from Hobie Beach, and enjoy a pleasant day on the water. If you don’t own a kayak, visit the Channel Islands Harbor to rent one today!
Hopper Boat Rentals – Choose between a single kayak or a double for twice the fun. Life vests and short tutorials are included with your rental.
Location: 2741 Victoria Ave. Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard CA 93035
Channel Islands Kayak Center – Explore sea caves at Channel Islands National park or paddle around the harbor. Here you can rent kayaks by the hour or sign up for the full-day island tour.
Location: 3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
Wild Blue Adventures – Embark on a wilderness trip at Anacapa Island. The guided kayak tour is three hours and includes a paddle, helmet, life vest, and a single or double kayak.
Location: 4151 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035
Related: The top spots to paddle in Oxnard.
During the warmer months, this small rocky beach can get packed. It’s approximately 400 feet long. Check water quality signs before swimming, and always keep your eyes peeled for kayakers and stand up paddleboarders.
The Strandwich- From breakfast burritos to burgers, this local spot is open from 11 am to 6 pm. They also have a kid’s menu featuring chicken tenders and a turkey sandwich. They are closed on Mondays.
Location: 2333 Roosevelt Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035
The Strand Bar & Grill - If you’re in the mood for a quick bite before you head to the beach, this locally owned joint has been serving up meals since 1985. On the menu, ribs, antipasto, and a full bar. The Strand Bar & Grill is closed on Tuesdays.
Location: 2405 Roosevelt Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
Related: The Best Places for Tacos in Oxnard.
Hobie Beach has a parking lot, bathrooms, and outdoor showers.
Dogs are allowed on Hobie Beach anytime as long as it's on a leash.
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/.