Get your adrenaline pumping with these outdoor activities and overall gnar cultural experiences found only in Oxnard.


Carve up the coastline at Oxnard's epic beaches, with waves known to be powerful year-round. Our breaks aren't for beginners, but for intermediate to expert level surfers who enjoy a challenge, our beaches are a surfer's paradise.

Top Surf Spots:

  • Oxnard Shores - distant ground swells make for head high to over head breaks
  • Hollywood Beach - beach break waves for surfers who enjoy a challenge
  • Silver Strand Beach - a beach with three different breaks, perfect for varying skill levels


Surf Spots Near Oxnard
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Grab your deck and head for Beford Pinkard Skate Park in South Oxnard. And stay in the loop on the development of Olympic-sized La Colonia Skate Park.

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Oxnard has its very own hardcore punk music subgenre, and if you're familiar with the subculture, you know that "Nardcore for life" is a way of life. Check out Da Nard Times, a hardcore punk fanzine from Oxnard. Looking for a show? Check out @nardcorepunk on Instagram.



Oxnard is a national hub for boxing and home to some of the world's most elite fighters. Check out a boxing gym and spar with the best.

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Anacapa Island Ridgeline

The jutting cliffs of Anacapa Island are sure to have acrophiles, those who love heights, chomping at the bit to board an excursion to Channel Islands National Park. As you disembark your Island Packers excursion via ladder climb, you'll proceed to climb 150 vertical stairs to reach the island's plateau. With up to 250-foot drops into the sea from the upper shelf of the island, the bluffs are sure to have you sweating as you near their edge. But, the views are unparalleled. Please stick to the trails, and respect plant and wildlife.

Explore Channel Islands National Park

dancer's pose island cliff
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Inspiration Point

Find inspiration before attempting your next feat at East Anacapa Island's Inspiration Point, a 0.8 mile hike from the island's Visitor Center.

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Make A Splash

Get outside with Oxnard's epic water sports operators, where you'll find bucketlist worthy adventures in the Santa Barbara Channel between Oxnard's coastline and Channel Islands National Park.

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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.

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Channel Islands National Park

World-class adventure right in our backyard.

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Whale Watching

Guide to Observing the Ocean's Gentle Giants Near Oxnard

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Things to do: Channel Islands Harbor – Oxnard, California

Satiate your wanderlust and indulge in marina village vibes. There are so many treasures just waiting to be found at the Channel Islands Harbor!

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With pristine weather year-round, visit Oxnard any day of the week for a boating adventure.

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We look forward to welcoming you!

We know you'll enjoy our beautiful destination, its authentic culture and welcoming people. With 7 miles of pristine coastline and one of California's largest harbors for small-craft recreation, you'll find tons of opportunities to get extreme.

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