A must-visit destination in Oxnard.

If you're searching for a California classic golden beach, dunes, and pristine weather, look no further than Hollywood Beach. It's a must-visit destination in Oxnard.

The beach is vast, so there’s plenty of space to set up your beach tent or umbrella and build sandcastles along the shoreline with your kids. Add the Channel Islands Harbor to your visit, and you’re in for a memorable experience.

Hollywood Beach is named for its popularity among movie stars at the turn of the twentieth century. Clark Gable lived here and Rudolph Valentino filmed a movie here. This beach is so relaxing and pristine, and it’s no wonder Hollywood stars bought real estate here.

Visitors can also explore Channel Islands Harbor and enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, jet skis, electric boats, bike rentals, kayaking, and sailing.

Ocean wildlife abounds

Dolphins are frequently seen frolicking in this area, and seals and sea lions occasionally come to shore to sun themselves before returning to the water. Just remember, it’s normal for them to spend hours at a time on the beach, so just be careful around them and keep your distance.

Things to do at Hollywood Beach

  • Swimming
  • Surfing - Left and Right-hand waves (Winter is the best time to surf.)
  • Beach Going and Sun Bathing: Summer, Spring, Fall
  • Beachcombing: Year-Round

How to Get Here

Hollywood Beach is located on Harbor Blvd in Channel Islands Harbor.

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  • Public restrooms.
  • Lifeguards are on duty between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • Free parking is available along Ocean Drive. You can also park for free in the harbor.
  • Beach Wheelchairs are available. Call (805) 382-3007 for more details.
  • Free public beach volleyball courts.
  • Hollywood Beach is dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed on a leash before 9 am and after 5 pm. Don’t forget your poop bags.
  • Open flames are not allowed at County beaches; this includes portable fire pits and portable grills.

Questions about rules and regulations for Hollywood Beach? Contact Ventura County Harbor Patrol at (805) 973-5959 or visit https://www.ventura.org/harbor-department/.

Nearby Eats

Hollywood Beach Cafe: Enjoy grilled fish, Sunday brunch, and tasty desserts. Location: 117 Los Altos Street.

Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine: Plan your next date here and try authentic Brazilian Cuisine while enjoying gorgeous harbor views. Location: Channel Islands Harbor.

Local Bars

Rudder Room: Watch the sunset while sipping on a cold beverage. Location: 2929 Ocean Drive.

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