Local Vibe: Lizzy East

We love Ventura County Coast, but we’re not the only ones! Find out what makes this area so special from the people who know it best.  Our “Local Vibe” stories provide an insider’s look at the region as we learn about favorite places to eat, shop, play and explore as well as tips on what to bring when you visit.

Meet: Lizzy East

 

 

Do you have nickname? If so what is it? Lizzy

Did you grow up here? I did. I grew up in Oxnard and lived in this area most of my life.

Do you work or go to school in Ventura County Coast? I work at Blue Tuna Spearfishing shop in Ventura and graduated from Cal State Channel Islands.

Share what you do for work: I am the Assistant Manager at Blue Tuna Spearfishing Shop! Come check us out for all your freediving and spearfishing needs, or just to say hi! I love being at work every day and have learned so much about the sport from the owner Matt Davidson.

About Blue Tuna: Established in 2007, Blue Tuna Spearfishing is your full service one-stop Spearo Shop. We aim to provide anyone from beginner to professional with best performance spearfishing gear from all over the world, with the best service and best prices. Blue Tuna Spearfishing encourages anyone to try something new.

Discover the beautiful underwater world of spearfishing. Spearfishing is challenging. It is always unique and truly amazing experience. The sport creates a bond between individuals throughout the world and across its many frontiers. Start your adventure today, grab your gear and dive into the unbound deep blue!

What is your favorite thing about Ventura County Coast? I love our entire coastline and especially the Channel Islands. Growing up in this area, I had no idea that some of the world’s best cold-water diving is right here in our own backyard.

Start your adventure today, grab your gear and dive into the unbound deep blue!” –Lizzy East

Gear up for fun! 

If someone is planning a visit to Ventura County Coast, what are five things you recommend they pack for the trip?

  1. Bathing suit

  2. Hiking shoes

  3. Light jacket

  4. Camera for those epic beach sunsets

  5. Beach towel

What is your favorite restaurant in Ventura County Coast? Harvest Café

What’s the best thing on the menu? They make the best jackfruit tacos and vegan pizza!

What 5 things would you recommend someone do when visiting Ventura County Coast?

  1. Go to the Channel Islands, either scuba diving, kayaking, or just sight seeing and hiking it shouldn’t be missed.

  2. Go on a bike ride to the Ojai Trail or North on the coast of the 101 freeway.

  3. Check out main street, pretty fun vibe and a bunch of local shops.

  4. Go to the beach! The surf here is great for all levels of experience.

  5. Walk up to the cross for sunrise and sunset, the views of the city of Ventura can’t be beat.

Please explain your perfect day in Ventura County Coast. My perfect day is heading out to the Channel Islands to spend the day freediving and spearfishing with friends. The California coastline has a great variety of seafood to catch including scallops, lobster, white sea bass, yellowtail, and halibut. Spending the day in the water diving and watching the sunset over the ocean on the way back is my kind of paradise.

Blue Tuna Spearfishing

Physical Address:
1302 Tower Square #4, Ventura, CA
Website: https://bluetunaspearfishing.com
Phone Number: 1-805-826-3483

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Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

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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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