Oxnard Beach Park

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Oxnard Beach Park
formerly Oxnard State Beach
Oxnard Beach Park is located in California
Oxnard Beach Park
Oxnard Beach Park is located in the United States
Oxnard Beach Park
Location1601 South Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, California, USA
Coordinates34°10′57″N 119°14′13″W / 34.18250°N 119.23694°W / 34.18250; -119.23694Coordinates: 34°10′57″N 119°14′13″W / 34.18250°N 119.23694°W / 34.18250; -119.23694
Area62 acres (25 ha)[1]
Created1989; 31 years ago (1989)[1]
Operated byCity of Oxnard
GNIS feature ID1871139[2]

Oxnard Beach Park is a public beach operated and maintained by the city of Oxnard, California at the edge of the Oxnard Plain.[1]


The park is located along the California Coastal Trail and the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route.[3] The park includes palm tree lined pathways and a bike/walking path connecting the communities of Oxnard Shores and Channel Islands Beach.[4] There is also an easy bike/walking connection to Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard Beach Park includes two barbecue areas with a capacity of 200 occupants, each with a public sink, table, and a large grill. Activities include beachcombing, walking, and ocean swimming. The park was designed to protect the sand dunes between the beach and grass picnic area.[5]


Jean Harris persuaded city of Oxnard leaders to adopt a grand vision in the creation of this park.[6] The State of California initially purchased a 26-acre (11 ha) site for the park in 1979.[5] The developer of an adjacent residential with a hotel site dedicated an additional 36 acres (15 ha), giving the park its present size of 62 acres (25 ha).[7] With the adoption of an operating agreement between City and State in December 1983, plans were developed for this park that was initially called Oxnard State Beach.[8] The park was transferred to City of Oxnard in 1998.[2][9]


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  1. ^ a b c "Parks Amenities Listing, Parks Information". City of Oxnard. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oxnard Beach Park
  3. ^ "Oxnard Beaches: A Visitors Guide". Visit Oxnard. 2017-06-15. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  4. ^ Plascencia, Anthony (August 9, 2018). "Your guide to Ventura County beaches". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on 2019-07-18. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b Public Resources Code "Section 5003.14" State of California
  6. ^ Kelley, Daryl (April 29, 2001) "Illness Forces Environmental Crusader to Sidelines." Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ Myers, David W. (December 14, 1986) "Court to Decide State's Beach Access Issue" Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ Staff report (October 19, 1986) "Beachfront Site to Be Dedicated" Los Angeles Times
  9. ^ Warchol, Richard (1997-07-12). "Swimmer Lost Off Oxnard Beach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-06-07.

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