Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard
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Silver Strand Beach is a lovely white sand beach. Modern beachhouses sit right on the sand. There's such an abundance of sand on these Oxnard beaches that even the streets are brushed with sand. A pleasant boardwalk with benches leads down San Nicholas Avenue along Channel Islands Harbor to the beach. Older surfers hang out at the end near the rock jetty. There's no shade at this beach (except under the lifeguard shack) but it's a great place for a romantic sunset stroll.
Along the boardwalk, check out Kiddie Beach Park, a sheltered cove in the harbor.
For a toddler playground with lovely harbor views, check out Peninsula Park. For a huge pirate playground great for older kids too, check out Oxnard Beach and Pirate Playground. Also fun to check out is the maritime museum in the complex on the corner of Channel Islands Blvd and Victoria Ave.
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A brave soul tries out a swim.
The rock jetty.
The end of the boardwalk.
Exit Highway 101 southbound at Seaward Avenue and turn left on Harbor
Blvd. Follow it for almost seven miles, past the power plant and
agricultural fields. At the big intersection, make a slight left up the
hill onto Channel Islands Blvd. Turn right on Victoria Avenue. Turn right on San Nicholas Ave and the parking lot is at the end.
Exit Highway 101 northbound at Seaward Avenue and turn left on Seaward Ave. Turn left on Harbor Blvd and then follow the directions above. This is the scenic route.
For a faster route, follow these directions:
Exit Highway 101 at Victoria Avenue and turn toward the ocean. Follow Victoria Avenue for over 5 miles (this is an ugly drive). Once you cross Channel Islands Blvd there will be three streets on your right and then you should turn right on San Nicholas Ave. The parking lot is at the very end.
The map below is incorrect in that the maritime museum is not near Kiddie Beach Park but is on the corner of Channel Islands Blvd.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.