Hollywood Beach, Oxnard
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Hollywood Beach is a wide beach with an abundance of white sand. It is situated near Channel Islands Harbor, in a neighborhood of chic beachhouses. There's so much sand that it covers the streets making it look like a sort of fairytale land! The houses are cute and unique, each having its own character and obviously loved by its owners. There isn't any shade on the beach or on the streets near it, so come early or late in the day. It's nice to take a stroll on the beach and then walk along the streets and admire the houses.
Walk west along the beach and you'll come to the Mandalay Bay Resort where there's a nice walkway that leads to Oxnard Beach Park. Here your kids will have a blast on the huge pirate playground while you take in the hundreds of palm trees around you!
If you're hungry, it's blissful to sit out on the balcony at Lookout Bar and Grill overlooking the harbor, walking distance from the beach on Harbor Blvd.
For a sheltered playground, check out pretty Peninsula Park with its views of the boats in the harbor and its toddler playground.
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Hollywood Beach is located near Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard.
Exit Highway 101 at Victoria Avenue and turn toward the ocean. Follow Victoria Avenue for 5 miles (this is an ugly drive), turn right on Channel Islands Blvd, and then at the second intersection (a big one) turn left to stay on Channel Islands Blvd. Turn left on Ocean Dr and park along the road. There are many access points to the beach on Ocean Dr.
For a more scenic drive, exit Highway 101 southbound at Seaward Avenue and turn left on Harbor Blvd. (Exit Highway 101 northbound at Seaward Avenue and turn left on Seaward Ave. Turn left on Harbor Blvd). Follow it for almost seven miles, past the power plant and agricultural fields. At the big intersection, turn right on Channel Islands Blvd. Turn left on Ocean Dr and park along the road. There are many access points to the beach on Ocean Dr.
Lookout Bar and Grill, 2800 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, call (805) 985-6100.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|Fantastic. Hollywood beach is a living dynamic sand genarator.|