Welcome to Channel Islands Marina
A peaceful, serene community submerged in nature
It’s an area lined by water and crisscrossed with greenbelts culminating into an oasis of natural beauty. Channel Islands Marina is in Oxnard at the end of the Channel Islands Harbor and is near the Channel Islands National Park, a series of islands off the coast of California. Residents live in attached and detached single-family homes, condos and townhomes, some right on the water.
Three distinctive neighborhoods make up the area. Mandalay Bay sits near the Channel Islands bridge, providing the best access to the coastal islands. Seabridge
is the newest dock home community, built on and around two man-made islands. Many properties here have docks for easy water access. Westport at Mandalay Bay
is a natural life haven in the northwest corner of Channel Islands Harbor. The community has a strong nautical lifestyle and is full of great shops, restaurants, and endless activities. Community spirit is essential to Channel Islands Marina, so locals get together regularly to celebrate the significant moments of the year.
What to Love
- Close to Ventura and Channel Islands National Park
- Peaceful, serene setting submerged in nature
- Friendly and active community
- Nautical lifestyle
- Beach access and boating lifestyle
The nautical lifestyle is strong, with locals sailing around the harbor to their favorite shops and restaurants. Locals enjoy sailing, jet skiing, fishing, power boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and almost every other ocean sport. While life here is mainly centered around the water, there’s still much more to do and experience. The community loves coming together for major events, packing the town’s calendar full of parades, light festivals, and farmers’ markets.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Channel Islands Marina’s food scene is something locals love exploring. Sea Fresh Channel Islands
serves fresh, delicious seafood. Guests will be whisked away by the ocean views as they sit outside on sunny days. Sea Fresh is a bistro style menu, serving fresh locally caught seafood, along with other grill favorites. The marina town is full of seaside dinners, but locals have their favorites. Waterside
is all about old-world charm, from the wood beams to the extensive wine collection. Dining inside or out, picturesque platings of innovative dishes compliment the beautiful surroundings. Waterside does more than craft delicious confections; they host live music performances, a town favorite.
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
is beloved for its incredible ambiance, food, and dog-friendly policies. The old red brick building features vintage art, twinkle lights, and an open-air concept. It’s nestled above the rocks on the shore, perching over the ocean. People come for the views and stay for the steak and cilantro shrimp tacos. For fresh fish and real wasabi, Anaba Sushi
is the go-to spot for locals. They serve incredibly fresh sushi in a friendly environment. Charm is something Mrs. Olson’s Restaurant
exudes with ease. The eclectic kitschy cafe feels like mom’s house. The outdoor seating is on the sandy beach, a beautiful place to start the day or catch live music in the evening.
Morning or night, the Harbor Mart
provides locals with an incredible wine selection and other grocery needs. The gourmet deli offers a variety of flavors from a caring and attentive staff.
Things to Do
The local-nautical lifestyle offers a wide variety of adventures to enjoy. Channel Islands Maritime Museum
seeks to preserve the maritime history of Southern California. The exhibits feature historic ships and boats, showcasing milestones of the marine industry.
Community spirit means a lot to Channel Islands Marina. The community regularly hosts community events like the Concerts by the Sea Summer Concerts Series. It’s weeks of rock, jazz, blues, and country concerts during the summer. On July Fourth, the community celebrates with a big parade. The Fourth of July Parade features boats turned into patriotic floats, spanning east to west along the harbor.
Thousands come to cheer on the marching bands, dancers, and performers. When the weather gets colder and the last month of the year arrives, the Parade of Lights lights the night. The brilliant display of lights and floats every December is a longstanding town favorite. Winding from the streets of Oxnard to the end of the Channel Islands Harbor floats decorated with holiday lights, dancers, performers, and a marching band rein in the holiday cheer.
It doesn’t take a holiday for the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
to open. Every Sunday, rain or shine, booths of finely crafted sauces and preserves, fresh produce, plants, clothes, crystals and incense, and local arts and wares make local’s weekly grocery shopping an exciting experience.
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
is open for members Wednesday through Sunday. They’re more than a country club style yacht club with an invite-only membership. Their non-profit status supports local sailing and boating in the community, such as the Pacific Corinthian Youth Sailing Foundation
which offers the only youth sailing program in the area. Their expansive facilities (swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar with full staff offer a splendid array of amenities, balancing their philanthropy with luxury in the most brilliant ways. There is also a Capri 26 club sailboat by Catalina Yachts
available, as well as a Duffy 22
electric boat for members who are qualified to use them.
Channel Islands Marina residents enjoy access to fine education institutions with exemplary accolades.
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