One of the Best Spring Break Destinations for Families in California

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Surf, Sand, and Sunshine is what makes Ventura County one of the Best Spring Break Destinations in California

Just north of Los Angeles lies one of the best spring break destinations for families in Southern California. This small coastal community is filled with 44 miles of coastline, 2 national parks, and a long list of fun things to do with your family. The Ventura County Coast is a region of 4 beautiful towns with unique attractions that the entire family will love while on spring break.

Picture Perfect Beaches

Imagine being on a beach with island views, abundant wildlife, and your family. Ventura County Coast is brimming with stunning beaches that make this one of the best spring break destinations for Families in SoCal. The Ventura County Coast begins along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway at Sycamore Cove Beach all the way to the historic “Rincon Point State Beach”. The region boasts many beachside hotels along with many affordable options just minutes away from the beach.

Seaside Attractions

When it comes to the Ventura County Coast, there’s no shortage of seaside attractions while on spring break. Port Hueneme Beach has a maritime museum, a white sandy beach adorned by a wooden pier, and bike path. In Oxnard, you’ll find Channel Islands Harbor alongside 2 popular beaches. In Ventura you’ll find Ventura Harbor, The Ventura Promenade, and Historic Downtown Ventura where you’ll find family friendly activities and sweets treats.

 

Go Camping on Highway 1

The Ventura County Coast is lined with campgrounds right on the beach. From the Malibu Coast all the way to the Rincon Parkway. If glamping by the sea is more your speed check out the Waypoint Vintage Trailer Hotel that’s just steps away from the sand. Looking for RV camping? Rincon Parkway has some of the best beachfront R.V. camping in all of California. Check out our camping guide to the Ventura County Coast as a spring break destination guide.

Discover Surfing

Just another reason why the coast is one of the best spring break destinations for families in California. Spring-time is one of the best times of year to do a family surf trip on the Ventura County Coast. The region has surf spots suitable for all skill levels including one of the best learning spots on the west coast. Need lessons? The area is home to amazing surf schools. Check out our surf guide for more info on the best surf spots and where to get surf lessons.

 

 

Explore Two National Parks

Channel Islands National Park
The crown jewel of the Ventura County Coast. Channel Islands National Park is a place of enchantment. This Island Archipelago lies just a few nautical miles off the coast with a wide selection of family oriented activities from Whale Watching, Kayak Tours, Wildlife Tours, Camping, and Hiking.

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Camarillo is just a few minutes away from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This park is filled with stunning views from its vast trail system. Many of the park’s trails lead to ocean vistas that will simply blow your mind. Trekkers can hike across the mountain range all the way to Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles County.

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Channel Islands National Park. One of the best Spring break destinations for families in California.

Lots of Kid Approved Dining Options

From taco stands, to burger joints, the region is filled with many kid friendly dining options that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of. Old Town Camarillo has lots of family dining options while the Port Hueneme Pier is the perfect place for fish and chips and having a picture perfect beach day. Oxnard is home to the Taco Trail with plenty of kid friendly dining options. The Ventura Promenade has 2 great kid friendly options right on the pier adjacent to a beach playground. This list of options is just too big to list here. Check out our Dining Guide for more info on dining options for the kiddos.

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Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

Regions

Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.

Camarillo

Camarillo

An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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Oxnard

Oxnard

Rally your tribe and head for the Central Coast. California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best kept secrets.

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Ventura

Ventura

A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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