The Channel Islands Harbor is a peaceful neighborhood full of adventure, where the friendly community thrives on the serene waters.

Welcome to Channel Islands Harbor

A peaceful, serene community submerged in nature

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It’s an area lined by water and crisscrossed with greenbelts culminating into an oasis of natural beauty. Channel Islands Harbor consists of five marina communities and is not far (by boat) to 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. Many of the single family homes sit along the water and have their own private boat docks!

Four 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. Harbour Island is a condominium community located on the main channel at the end of Harbour Island Lane and sits between Mandalay Bay and Seabridge. These communities have a strong nautical lifestyle. Channel Islands Harbor is full of great shops, restaurants, and endless activities. 

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

Local 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 Harbor'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 Harbor. 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. When the weather gets colder and the last month of the year arrives, the Parade of Lights illuminates 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.

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 Harbor residents enjoy access to fine education institutions with exemplary accolades.

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