An accessible fishing dock is at Marina Park
Visitor center: The five rugged islands in the Santa Barbara Channel that make up Channel Islands National Park are not wheelchair accessible, but you can learn about them at the Park Service visitor center in Ventura Harbor. The 25-minute film Treasure in the Sea, shown throughout the day, provides an overview, and a relief map allows you to feel the islands' terrain. There’s also a touch table with items from the ocean and dioramas depicting life on the islands. On clear days you can catch a glimpse of the islands through a lowered telescope in the third-floor observation tower. Free programs about the park’s resources are offered on weekends and holidays at 11 am and 3 pm.
Trailhead: To walk/roll the entire length of the walkway, start at the visitor center at the end of Spinnaker Drive.
Length: 2-4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionYou can spend an entire afternoon sampling the many diversions along the nearly 2.5-mile paved path that travels around the harbor. Stop for a meal or snack at one of the many restaurants, browse in the novelty shops and art galleries, watch a boat being lifted to dry dock, catch live entertainment at the Carousel stage at Harbor Village, or enjoy a leisurely stroll while admiring the boats. Be sure to look for the ceramic tile artwork scattered throughout Harbor Village, including the Fisherman's Memorial Arch, between Andria's and Brophy Bros. restaurants. It's a tribute to those who have lost their lives at sea. At the intersection of Navigator and Spinnaker drives, a switchback ramp leads up to street level, then travels behind a hotel until its end near Anchors Way Drive.
The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Visitor Center: Accessible
Beach Wheelchair: YesThe Harbor Patrol will deliver the beach wheelchair to any of the beach locations within the Harbor. Call to reserve, 805-642-8618
Accessible Parking: YesAt beaches and throughout Harbor Village. For Channel Islands visitor center, park in Harbor Cove lot at foot of Spinnaker.
Accessible Restroom: YesVisitor center, Harbor Cove, Surfers Knoll, Building 1691, and throughout Harbor Village
Other Things of Interest
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- Beach Wheelchairs Available
- particularly good for families
Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, April 27, 2008
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