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Sycamore Cove, Oxnard

Ventura, CA
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Sycamore Cove, Oxnard, Ventura California

Description

Sycamore Cove has lovely trees fronting the beach. This makes it a nice place to relax for a while, in the shade. It's in a barren area, but the mountains that rise above it look quite nice. Mugu Rock can be seen from the beach, but isn't actually that pretty, especially since it was artificially made when the road was dynamited. The beach has a whopping $10 day use fee. Despite the fee, the small beach and shady picnic area that fronts the water is very popular and can be too overrun with people on the weekends.
To get to this beach from the north you must drive through Oxnard, which is an ugly sprawl of methyl-bromided strawberry fields, tract homes, and strip malls.
While you're in the Oxnard area, a nice place to go is Oxnard Beach, where kids can play on the sand dunes. Channel Islands Harbor has some fun activities on holidays. Peninsula Park is a great park by the harbor where kids can watch the boats go by and toddler will like the playground.
A really nice outing is Port Hueneme Pier, with its white sandy beach and its interesting history.
For some more history, head over to Downtown Oxnard and Heritage Square, with its Victorian houses- at Christmastime the houses are decorated beautifully and you can do a tour.

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View of Mugu Rock from pull-off on Highway 1. The pull-off is on your way if you're heading south to Sycamore Cove.
View of Mugu Rock from pull-off on Highway 1. The pull-off is on your way if you're heading south to Sycamore Cove.
A game of cards in the shade by the sea...
A game of cards in the shade by the sea...
Family fishing on a sunny Saturday in May at Sycamore Cove.
Family fishing on a sunny Saturday in May at Sycamore Cove.
Boys playing in the sand at Sycamore Cove.
Boys playing in the sand at Sycamore Cove.
The left side of the beach is more deserted and has the best picnic spot away from the crowds.
The left side of the beach is more deserted and has the best picnic spot away from the crowds.
View of popular shady picnic area and barren mountains, as seen from the only secluded picnic area on the left side of the beach.
View of popular shady picnic area and barren mountains, as seen from the only secluded picnic area on the left side of the beach.

Directions

Sycamore Cove is located 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway 1. Follow the large signs to Sycamore Cove.
There are restrooms.

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Garry
07/07/2010 12:57
Very beautiful in early morning.

Last Updated Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:01:24 GMT