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Address: 3810 West Channel Islands Boulevard, Suite E, Oxnard, CA
Phone Number: 805 985 4852
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Go for the scenery, and not to be overrun by businesses

I am aware of the places that used to be there of yesteryear. I went this past weekend for the last saturday of concerts at the Harbor, which happens for the month of July and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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169 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I am aware of the places that used to be there of yesteryear. I went this past weekend for the last saturday of concerts at the Harbor, which happens for the month of July and August, for the most part. It was sad to see that the Casa Serena was condemned and there's no more lobster trap, but the views... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Great place to stay and play. Don't miss the Sunday morning farmer's market for a taste of California. Have a cocktail at the Rudder Room and watch the sunset and meet some local color, then head to Toppers for pizza. Also there are many hotels to accommodate any budget.

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247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Very safe and beautiful scenery. Lots of shops and restaurants I the area. Very Californian. Quite was any way to spend a few hours. Great for a visit.

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice area to walk or ride a bike. Used to have Segway's you could rent. You can rent electric boats , paddle boats or kayaks to cruise around the harbor. More adventurous, rent a jet ski and go out into the ocean.

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Ventura, California
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Great area. Lots to see and do. Harbor is almost always clean thanks to the Edison plant pull water through the channels. Good place to visit, fish, whatever you want to do from both sides of the channels.

Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Quiet, beautiful harbor. For once, there are not alot of bars and eateries on the water to spoil the peace and quiet.

Carlsbad, California
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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped by the Channel Islands Harbor area for some sightseeing and lunch at the Fisherman's House. We were disappointed to find that the Fisherman's House is located in a small food court and not really what one would expect as a restaurant. You order your food at the counter and pick it up when they call your number. Our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This harbor used to be a much nicer attraction, but has fallen on hard times. The Lobster Trap restaurant and the Casa Sirina used to be the center pieces of an active harbor that drew visitors from far and wide. But now, both have been closed and shuttered for almost 10 years. The Port Royal and Buon Appetito restaurants are... More 

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recently went to Channel Islands Harbor on a geocaching trip. There are lots of great geocaches here. I think the area was effected by the recent recession. Lots of the little shops are closed. Parking is easy and there are several nice beaches near by. There are still enough restaurants, but the tourist shops are gone.

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Comapared to Ventura Harbor this one is smaller. It has the same activities to choose from and closer if you are coming from the south. These is more like a residentail area for people who owns their own boats. Personally I prefer the Ventura Harbor which has a more festive air.


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