Beach Living


Hollywood Beach is a best kept secret. This beautiful beach is really a peninsula that runs along side the Channel Islands Harbor. The Hollywood beach community is bordered on the north by the Mandalay Beach Resort and on the southern end by the harbor entrance. This location is what makes Hollywood Beach a sought after beach address.

Hollywood Beach was discovered in the 1920's by the movie industry. The beach was used as the Arabian Desert location set for the filming of The Sheik. Film stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Carol Lombard and Clark Gable than started purchasing get away homes on Hollywood Beach.

Oxnard Shores (Mandalay Shores) is our most northerly beach. With a west north-west exposure, Oxnard Shores has incredible views of the Channel Islands.

Oxnard Shores is our largest beach community with the most single family homes and the largest lot sizes. Homes range from 900 square feet to ocean front homes of approximately 7400 square feet. The sand on this beach has grown over the past 20 years giving Oxnard Shores one of the largest sandy beaches.

Surfing on this beach is good during a south swell (summer) and a north-west swell (winter). Hundreds of feet off the shoreline run a deep water trench that increases the waves in just the right swell.

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The Silver Strand is a 1 mile long stretch of beach, in Oxnard, California, separating Channel Islands Harbor to the north from the Port of Hueneme. Both the harbor and the port limit access to the beach and its small community to only one road. Because of its location near an open water trench, it's common to see a large array of marine life including dolphins, seals, and jellyfish.

Neighbor to the enchanting Channel Islands, and one of the West Coast's most active boating Harbors, Channel Islands Harbor is a blend of scenic water activities and working harbor.

Less than an hour from Los Angeles, Channel Islands Harbor is a resort and recreation area, with dive centers, kayak rentals, boat charters, yacht clubs, sportfishing and nine full-service Marinas providing berths for 2,150 boats. It also hosts a Maritime Museum and a Visitor's Information Center. There are scenic bike paths nearby, as well as three golf courses within six miles.

As gateway to the Channel Islands, the Harbor offers a variety of excursions and opportunities to visit the Channel Islands National Park, a unique ocean environment of five offshore islands. Here, isolation has allowed magnificent diversity in evolution, with species ranging from plankton to the blue whale and more than 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals. These beautiful and fragile islands are an extraordinary experience, just a short boat trip from the Channel Islands Harbor.

Relax along the waterfront, moor in its harbor, or take a voyage of exploration to the remarkable Islands and Marine Sanctuary and discover Channel Islands Harbor for yourself.

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