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Channel Islands Harbor

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Address: 3900 Pelican Way, L#5200, Oxnard, CA 93035
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+1 805-973-5950
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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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Came here to sightsee

Just a big harbor area with on and off beach residences and the usual touisty things to do like jet ski, bike, shop for real estate, eat and buy t shirts. Enjoyed the brief... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a big harbor area with on and off beach residences and the usual touisty things to do like jet ski, bike, shop for real estate, eat and buy t shirts. Enjoyed the brief visit..... But now I've been there done that.....

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1 Thank olderone24
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for visiting the Channel Islands Harbor. We appreciate you taking the time to visit and hope you come back soon to discover other opportunities within the Harbor. More 

La Canada Flintridge, California
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit, I feel like I go back in time. The harbor is so quaint and wonderful on a foggy night. I just love it here.

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1 Thank 510kerryg
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review for the Channel Islands Harbor. We are excited you continue to make the trip back to the Harbor and it brings up positive memories! We hope to see you soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing, quiet, great getaway! Slow paced with lots of paths to walk or bike ride. A few good restaurants, great farmers market every Sunday. Small boat rentals.

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1 Thank Nancy D
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review for the Channel Islands Harbor. We are glad you enjoy the amenities the Harbor provides. We hope you keep coming back! More 

Albany, Oregon
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422 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice spot to walk around- a hidden gem to me and glad I ventured further on my trip than planned.

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1 Thank Karlina C
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Hi Karlina, Thank you for visiting the Harbor. We are excited you took the time to visit and write a review. We hope you continue to visit the Harbor! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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123 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice bike ride around the harbor and surrounding streets. Great place to enjoy the extensive walking/biking path and several restaurants to chill out with lunch or a glass of wine. Enjoyable place to spend a relaxed afternoon while admiring the thousands of boats docked here.

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1 Thank ambough
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Harbor. We are excited you took the time to visit and write a positive review! We hope you continue to visit the Harbor and enjoy your time here! More 

California
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566 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pretty harbor. It was nice to walk around. We were there on a Sunday and they had a nice Farmers Market. It's too bad there are so many vacant buildings. It would be nice if they put in some interesting shops and restaurants instead of multiple real estate offices and gyms. Put those places somewhere other... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a pleasant place to while away an afternoon. We ate our meal outdoors looking in towards the harbor and strolled around the shops. It was not a wasted trip.

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Thank ukasm
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for visiting the Channel Islands Harbor and writing your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon! More 

Hollywood Beach,California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A really great area to walk and smell the roses! Seals can be heard, boats motoring in the channel, a beautiful and safe place to enjoy! Hollywood Beach is a wonderful place to live, great beaches, restaurants and even the Elite Theater!

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Thank raymondj990
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for visiting the Channel Islands Harbor. We hope you always enjoy the time you get to spend here. Have a great day! More 

Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We came to this place looking for a place to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was a nice place to spend the afternoon after lunch at the Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine or the Sea Fresh Restaurant. You can just sit down and relax watching the boats sailing by the marina or you can walk or jog around the paved pathway. There... More 

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Thank Fred1021
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you visiting the Channel Islands Harbor and celebrating your wife's special occasion! We really appreciate your visit and hope you plan to come back soon. More 

Fresno, California
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151 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

There is the view - excellent. There's the walking and bike paths - excellent. There's the nearby excellent restaurants, farmers market, brewery, etc., that make this a wonderful place to visit.

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Thank purucker51
ChannelIslandsHarbor, Public Relations Manager at Channel Islands Harbor, responded to this review

Good morning! Thank you for writing your review, and, more important, visiting the Channel Islands Harbor on a regular basis. We hope you continue to enjoy your visits and keep coming back. Have a great day! More 

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