Oxnard Beach Activities

Ventura County

Nearby Activities and Events

Multicultural Festival

Historic Plaza Park, Oxnard, CA
1st Saturday of October, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Admission and parking are free
Performances, live music, food, exhibits, hands-on activities
Oxnard Multicultural Festival

Bedford Pinkard
Skateboard Park

3250 Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA
Skateboards and in-line skates only
Monday - Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 2PM - 10PM
Saturday 10AM - 10PM
Sunday 10AM - 8PM
(805) 982-7121

Learn to Sail

Pacific Corinthian Youth Foundation
Youth sailing program at Channel Island Harbor
Ages 8 to 18, beginner to advanced
Learn to Sail

Sky High Sports

166 Aviador St., Camarillo, CA
The Trampoline Place
All trampoline floors and walls, a great place for fun.
Sky High Sports

Harbor Wind & Kite Co.

1575 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA
All kinds of kites: single line, parafoil, power kites, stunt kites
Buggy and wind vehicles, wind toys
Harbor Wind & Kite Co.

Ventura County Fair

August 1-12, 2018
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura County Fairgrounds

Lake Casitas

Highway 101 to Highway 33
26 miles north of Port Hueneme
Boating, fishing, camping
Lake Casitas

Surfing Oxnard's Beaches

Oxnard's beaches are known for some of the best surfing in the area, especially at Silver Strand and Hollywood. Most of the really outstanding waves roll in during the winter with swells coming from the northwest, but there are places like Oxnard Beach were southern swells produce some good action.

Surfing Schools

Silver Strand Surf School
(805) 985-7867   Silver Strand Surf School
5-day surf camps for ages 8 - 16, private lessons, groups
All instructors are Ocean LifeGuard, CPR and First Aid certified.

Caution: Check with rangers or lifeguards that conditions are safe for your planned activities.

Nearby Surf Shops

Ventura Surf Shop
88 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA
Sales and rentals
(805) 643-1062   Ventura Surf Shop

Seaward Surf & Sport
1082 South Seaward Avenue, Ventura, CA
Rentals, sales, lessons
(805) 648-4742   Seaward Surf & Sport

Surf Fishing along Oxnard's Beaches

Surf fishing from the shore along the coast of Oxnard is a popular activity. Among the species pulled from the ocean are surfperch, yellow croaker, spotfin croaker, California halibut, and California corbina. Most anglers have their best luck fishing in the early morning or just before dusk. Rising tides are often a great time to fish.

Among the best places to fish are north of Mandalay Beach near the power plant. World record barred surfperch have been taken there. Also good fishing is found anywhere along Hollywood Beach and Silver Strand Beach.

The Wreck of La Jenelle

In 1970 the luxury cruise ship La Jenelle was anchored just outside Port Hueneme when a storm broke her loose from her anchors and pushed her onto the beach at the mouth of the harbor. Huge surf capsized the ship and the crew had to be rescued by helicopter.

Beyond saving, the ship was partially dismantled. The parts of the hull that remained were filled with rock, sand and concrete and used to extend the jetty at the mouth of the harbor. Today rusted pieces of the ship can be seen along the edge of the jetty by La Jenelle Park.

CSU Channel Islands
Youth Watersports Camp

California State University Channel Islands offers a Youth Watersports Camp for ages 9 - 15. Six one-week-long sessions are usually scheduled, running from mid-June to early August. The camp is held at Channel Islands Harbor.

Participants select one area of special instruction for the week: Introduction to Windsurfing, Introduction to Sailing, or Introduction to Kayaking. Campers will also learn about water safety and environmental education with a visit to the Oxnard College Marine Education Center.
CSU Recreation - Youth Watersports Camp

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball courts are found on Silver Strand Beach, Hollywood Beach, and in Oxnard Beach Park. Down the southern end of Hollywood Beach many of the patrons of the Rudder Room, a popular local dive bar, enjoy stepping out onto the sand for a pick-up game or the annual 4th of July tournament.

Beach Volleyball Camps

Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos' Beach Volleyball Camps offer a summer beach volleyball camp at Oxnard Beach Park. Participants can join for one day, 5 days, 10 days, 20 days, or the entire summer. they also offer a Sand & Sea Beach Camp. Check their website for current dates and prices.
Beach Volleyball Camps

Oxnard Youth Volleyball

Oxnard Youth Volleyball is taking sign-ups for an 8-week volleyball league to run from April 10, 2018 to June 9, 2018. Ages 7-15. The league will meet at Oxnard Beach Park on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Check their website for registration information.
Oxnard Youth Volleyball League

Channel Islands Junior Lifeguards

The Channel Islands Junior Lifeguards program is open to children and youth ages 8 through 15. Participants learn water safety, first aid, CPR, physical conditioning, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Two four-week long sessions are offered, the first beginning mid-June and the second mid-July. The program is Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Channel Islands Harbor Summer Programs
Call for further information and to confirm dates:
Harbor Patrol at (805) 382-3011

Ocean Safety

California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety

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