Hollywood Beach, Oxnard

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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 beach houses. 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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Plenty of sand!

Fine white sand....

Love the way the waves criss cross.

Sand on the street!

Lucky residents only need walk out their door onto the sand.

Ocean Drive is a pleasure to walk along- check out the cute houses!

More beach bungalows. No such thing as yards here.

Lovely window with colored glass bottles.

Lookout Bar and Grill has a great balcony over the harbor.

Beach chair in the sand on a sparkling morning at Hollywood Beach.

On clear days you can see Anacapa Island beautifully! This is the day after Thanksgiving.

You can even see the sea arch at Channel Islands Preserve from Hollywood Beach on a clear day!

The cool shape of the islands.

Directions

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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Tomas

Tue, 23 Nov 2010

Fantastic. Hollywood beach is a living dynamic sand genarator.

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Amanda

Thu, 24 Aug 2023

We loved watching all the birds. It's a long walk but absolutely worth it.

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