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FAMILY SAFE?

by suziequestions Online Now Jul 20, 2008 at 1:49 PM

I've only worked in LA proper but taking family to Oxnard, Santa Barbara, etc. I read about the great beaches....family friendly? Would love some feedback....thanks.

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  • Re: FAMILY SAFE?

    by usatravels Online Now Jul 20, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Hello


    Oxnard Conveniently located between Santa Barbara and Malibu in beautiful Oxnard, Calif

    The atmosphere is relaxed and casual as you make your way along scenic Highway One from Monterey to Santa Barbara. Wildlife refuges, state parks and beaches inspire rambling hikes along the way.

    Beaches

    The City of Oxnard is home to over 20 miles (32 km) of scenic, relatively uncrowded coastline. The beaches in Oxnard are large and the sand is exceptionally soft. The sand dunes in Oxnard, which were once much more extensive, have been used to recreate Middle-Eastern desert dunes in many movies, the first being The Sheik with Rudolph Valentino

    Ormond Beach Oxnard
    Spanning a 2-mi (3 km) stretch of shoreline between Port Hueneme and Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Ormond Beach attracts visitors with its bird watching opportunities

    Mandalay Beach at Oxnard Park
    Amenities featured at this Oxnard beach includes barbeque areas, volleyball courts, a covered picnic area and a path for inline skating and jogging. Parking is offered in a pay lot.

    Rent an Ocean Kayak or Paddle Boat to tour around the harbour.
    Boats and kayaks can be rented from Hopper Boat Rentals.10 per hour to rent a kayak.

    Ph: (805) 382-1100



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    Re: FAMILY SAFE?

    by travelgourmet Online Now Jul 20, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Great beaches, but I think for a family you might have a better time in Carpinteria. Day camping as well as overnight campgrounds. Children seem to love the smooth beach and fine sand.

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    Re: FAMILY SAFE?

    by sandyn Online Now Jul 21, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    If you can avoid the weekend, the Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay in Oxnard is a wonderful family-affordable resort to stay at--you won't get this close to ocean view rooms without paying a fortune...we just try to do a Sunday through Thursday, stay, for example. The beach there is great! Oxnard is a good affordable place to stay within a relatively short drive to SB. Also, the outlet stores nearby in Camarillo are a great place to shop with a family.

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    Re: FAMILY SAFE?

    by KimberlyAnn Online Now Jul 21, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    Leo Carrillo State Park, which is south of Oxnard is one of my all time favorite beaches. Not only is it in a beautiful location, but it is so varied. There are one and a half miles of beach, including a large open stretch and smaller coves. If you are there when the tide is out, there is an outstanding area of tide pools. There are also some interesting rock formations and some coastal caves in the area.

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