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Channel Islands Harbor

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Address: 3900 Pelican Way, L#5200, Oxnard, CA 93035
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Neighbor to the scenic Channel Islands, Channel Islands Harbor is a working...

Neighbor to the scenic Channel Islands, Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. About an hour's drive north from Los Angeles, the Harbor features several beach-lined parks and coastline for picnics and surfing, as well as nearby biking and walking paths. While at the Harbor, visit our many shops and dine at one of several restaurants with menus ranging from deli sandwiches to Brazilian cuisine. Be sure to check out the Channel Islands Maritime Museum with its ever-changing exhibitions, world-class maritime art, and ship models.

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Channel Islands National Park access

This park is free and access to whale watching, beaches, dunes, etc. is available. Very fun way to spend a day while in this area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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Savage, Minnesota
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Savage, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This park is free and access to whale watching, beaches, dunes, etc. is available. Very fun way to spend a day while in this area.

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

When working this area we enjoy visiting this channel island harbor. Great Resturant's and super nice people

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Thank Margo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The harbor has loads of restaurants, equipment rentals, museums, shops and sandy beachs. Special events scheduled throughout the year.

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1 Thank jlheidenrich
Arroyo Grande, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Fun morning jaunt kayaking in harbor. Beautiful, perfect day. It is good idea to go early before noon before breeze kicks in. Lovely just to paddle around the beautiful boats and homes.

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I loved walking around the harbor, it was very relaxing. I enjoy looking at the fishing boats early in the morning.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice clean harbor. Good place top visit. Take the water taxi the to enjoy the harbor or to visit different location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great to stroll around with your family. Its family friendly place. Clean air and not crowded. Great place for a picnic.

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My first visit to Channel Island Harbour and I was amazed at beauty of the area. I spent three days here, 70 miles approximately north of LA , it's a completely different world. It a relaxing place with nice hotels and a great choice of restaurants for dining. Plenty to do and see. Shopping and other resorts nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Peninsula Yacht Marina seems the best deal in town. Very kewel people in the office and good availability (Oct2016) of slips. Bring a 30A(fem) to 3-prong(male) adapter for their unorthodox electrical outlets, which are metered for long term leases. Food, West Marine, and provisioning are all within walking distance for the Cruiser. Spearfisher folks and SUP people should visit AHOY!... More 

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Lompoc, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There is always something going on so before you visit look up the calendar, especially in the summer.

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