This mile-long beach between Channel Islands Harbor and the Port of Hueneme has one of Ventura County’s best surf breaks. Ocean Drive runs behind the beach, backed by a dense beach community and a naval base beyond. At the north end of the beach, a wheelchair-accessible ramp leads to a platform that overlooks the harbor entrance and is a good spot for watching surfers and boats. From here a pedestrian walkway follows the harbor channel a short distance to Kiddie Beach, a much smaller pocket beach along the harbor. Both parking lots provide level access to the beach. If you're looking for good access to a lovely beach with views, nearby (three miles) Oxnard Beach Park is a better choice.
The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Available daily, 11 am-5 pm; contact the harbor patrol, (805) 382-3007, or main lifeguard tower, (805) 382-3018. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, two beach wheelchairs are available at the main lifeguard tower at the Ocean Drive parking lot. The rest of the year they must be picked up from the harbor patrol office a short distance from the beach at 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard.
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