Protected from ocean waves, Kiddie Beach Park is a go-to destination for families with kids.
Located in the Channel Islands Harbor, Kiddie Beach Park is a small beach near Hobie Beach and Silver Strand Beach. The beach is protected from ocean waves, making it a go-to destination for families traveling with little ones who want to enjoy a dip in the ocean. This beach is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along. Remember, they must stay on a leash at all times.
With plenty of restaurants nearby, grab some takeout and make it a beach day in Oxnard.
Kiddie Beach has a lifeguard on duty during summer months, restrooms, showers, and a free parking lot.
Note - Check with lifeguards or look for posted water quality signs before entering the water, particularly after storms.
Kiddie Beach Park is located next to Hobie Beach at 2974 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035. A free parking lot is located along South Victoria Avenue.
Know before you go:
The ocean water at Kiddie Beach is protected, making it a popular place for families. There is a boardwalk with benches that leads to Silver Stand Beach.
Kids will love watching the boats go by. Plan an Oxnard beach tour and visit Kiddie Beach and Hobie Beach before heading to Silver Strand Beach.
Kiddie Beach Park is a dog-friendly beach, but you’ll have to keep your pooch on a leash at all times. Although the sandy area is relatively small, dogs will love cooling off in the water on those hot summer days. Don’t forget your own bags to clean up after your furry friend.
Launch your kayak from nearby 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.
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The Strandwich - From breakfast burritos to burgers, this local spot is open from 11 am to 6 pm. Sink your teeth into “The 3 Tips” sandwich, a slow smoked tri-tip with BBQ sauce on a butter toasted french roll. 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 for locals since 1985. Specialities include the seared ahi tuna plate and pasta dishes. The Strand Bar & Grill is closed on Tuesdays.
Location: 2405 Roosevelt Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
Jetty Surf Cafe - This cozy Mediterranean restaurant specializes in gyros, falafel sandwiches, kabobs, and Philly cheese fries. It is closed on Mondays.
Location: 2323 Roosevelt Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
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Kiddie Beach Park has a parking lot with free parking, bathrooms, and outdoor showers.
Lifeguards on duty during summer months.
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/.