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“A world away” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island
Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Ventura
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A world away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This island can now be reached via plane through Channel Islands Aviation. Its a beautiful, quick 25 minute flight from Camarillo Airport. The island is remote but there are lots of trails, pristine beaches and restrooms. Over the course of 4 hours I was able to visit 2 beaches, see a Torrey Pine forrest and walk on trails with incredible views. We saw several leopard sharks in a bay, pelican and even a bald eagle. You owe it to yourself to take a trip to this island.

Visited November 2013
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arkansastraveler74
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125 reviews 125 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Primitive National Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very remote National Park. Beaches were beautiful! We hit it on a beautiful day. It was great! Don't forget to bring your lunch. There is nothing on the island. There is a nice bathroom with running water at the Ranch house though.

Great trip!

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Ventura, CA
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34 attraction reviews
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“Paradise with wind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went out to Santa Rosa on Island Packers from Ventura. We chose a day trip because of the night time wind (day wind is bad too but doesn't spoil the trip). We had a great boat ride over, spent 5 hours exploring, and cruised along santa Cruz on the way home. While on the island we went straight to the beach for lunch (20 min walk) and were delighted to see bright white sand and blue water-so beautiful! Then we walked to the campground where we took the 3 mile trail called Cherry Trail which lead back to the pier. Once at the pier we climbed down the stairs (low tide) and played on the beach tide pooling for an hour. We both enjoyed the experience on a remote island! Wear layers for boat and wind.

Visited May 2013
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Ventura, California
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“ALONE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

You will think that you are in some far off country as you wander the undisturbed beaches. Bring a wind breaker

Visited May 2012
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Oxnard, California, United States
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Remote camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The remoteness of this island and the nature walk. Want to see how the indians really lived? The guide will take you early in the a.m. the next morning you arrive. Even though I call this remote, there is water and nice bathrooms that flush here. This is the all time great camping spot for couples, no screaming kids, peace, and rugged landscape at the same time.

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