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OxnardUnited States of America

With miles of beautiful coastline, beaches perfect for sunbathing or surfing and a bustling downtown, this city in southern California is a sunny paradise. 

Oxnard is an idyllic spot on California’s southern coast. It is the largest city in Ventura County, but its laidback spirit makes it feel more like a large beach town.

Spend the day enjoying the sun along Oxnard’s 20 miles (32 kilometers) of scenic coastline. The city has nearly a dozen beaches. Fly a kite over the rolling green lawns of Oxnard Beach Park or barbecue in the picnic area. Hollywood Beach is known for its silver screen connections; it was a film location and the home of Clark Gable. Enjoy prime surfing conditions on the famous waves of Silver Strand Beach.

Oxnard is known as the “Gateway to the Channel Islands.” From Oxnard’s harbor, hop on a boat or ferry and reach the Channel Islands National Park in less than 90 minutes. Then rent a kayak for the afternoon or explore the park’s five islands by foot.

The harbor is also the starting point for popular whale-watching tours, best from December through April. Twenty-eight species of dolphins and whales frequent the Ventura County coastline. The annual gray whale migration is a rare and wondrous sight.

Heritage Square is a unique feature of Oxnard’s downtown. To preserve history in the face of expanding city development, historical buildings were reproduced or moved from their original locations and relocated to Heritage Square. Visit the square to attend one of the outdoor summer concerts ranging from reggae to rock ‘n’ roll.

Oxnard’s museums offer attractions for all ages and interests. Enjoy the rotating exhibits at Carnegie Art Museum. Explore fascinating ship models, including one made of bone by French prisoners of war during the 18th century, at the Ventura County Maritime Museum. From its ocean touch-tank to a mock farmers market, Gull Wings Children’s Museum offers numerous hands-on experiences.

Whether you are dining and shopping downtown or exploring the breathtaking coastline, Oxnard is an enchanting destination. Enjoy the warm weather and sun that shines on the city year-round.

Where to stay in Oxnard

Top Hotels in Oxnard

Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
3.5 out of 5
2101 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA
The price is $153 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Nestled on the beach, this Oxnard Shores hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxnard State Beach and Channel Islands Harbor. Mandalay Beach and Channel Islands Maritime ...

3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)

"Everything my room views to the beach amazing and what I was wanting too see"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
3 out of 5
2000 Solar Dr, Oxnard, CA
The price is $129 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in the heart of Oxnard, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Advantage Hospitalists and St. John's Regional Medical Center. Camarillo Premium Outlets ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"VERY PLEASED WITH OUR STAY. CLEAN, FRIENDLY ACCOMODATING STAFF. FREE BREAKFAST, EITH EXCELLENT SERVICE."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
3 out of 5
600 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA
The price is $119 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Rio Lindo, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Advantage Hospitalists, St. John's Regional Medical Center, and Carnegie Art Museum. Murphy Auto Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Great location.!, super clean with lots of room! Lots of parking"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Oxnard

Channel Island Shores
Channel Island Shores
3 out of 5
1311 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA
The price is $138 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in Oxnard Shores, this beach condo building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mandalay Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard State Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (281 reviews)

"Close Walking distance to beach; very clean and Roomy condo; private jacuzzi on patio."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Channel Island Shores
The Palms at Mandalay Shores ~ 5 MIN Walk to Beach~
The Palms at Mandalay Shores ~ 5 MIN Walk to Beach~
Oxnard, CA

Located in Oxnard Dunes, this family-friendly Oxnard vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Mandalay Beach and Mandalay State Beach. Channel Islands Harbor ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Great place

"The location to shops and the beaches are incredible. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

The Palms at Mandalay Shores ~ 5 MIN Walk to Beach~
Want To Stay At The Former Melrose Place Beachfront Getaway? Here's Your Chance.
Want To Stay At The Former Melrose Place Beachfront Getaway? Here's Your Chance.
Oxnard, CA

Nestled on the beach, this Oxnard Shores vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mandalay Beach and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard State Beach ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Amazing time

"Property was the perfect spot to enjoy a weekend at the beach. There was ample room to sleep for my group, all of the appliances worked, and there were many beach toys/items so we were never bored. There was also cable to watch basketball games and WiFi was fast as most of us had little to no service ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Want To Stay At The Former Melrose Place Beachfront Getaway? Here's Your Chance.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Oxnard

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

Oxnard/Ventura area is great but this hotel was the worst!

5/5 - Excellent

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May 26, 2020

Hollywood beach cafe has really good food and the staff is very nice

4/5 - Good

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May 19, 2020

I would definitely stay again. Rooms were nice and spacious. Clean. Bed was comfortable and Im sensitive to a bad mattress/sleep.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 18, 2020

I love the city but i will never go to Hampton Inn.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 14, 2020

Keep up the good work

5/5 - Excellent

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May 4, 2020

Very nice place to come for a getaway.

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