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Oxnard Beach Park

Oxnard Beach Park has a large lawn with palm trees, an accessible playground, dunes, a sandy beach, and picnic areas. There are also some picnic tables along Rehab Point Path, a 900-foot accessible paved loop behind the beach. This path and its viewing areas were created through the efforts of Ed Hunt, a retired veteran who was frustrated by not being able to reach the beach after a stroke made it necessary for him to use a wheelchair.

Trail/Pathway Details

Rehab Point Path

Trailhead: From parking lot, follow wide walkway toward beach. Three marked entry points for Rehab Point Path are near the restroom.

Length: Less than .5 mile

Typical Width: 4 ft. & above

Typical Grade: Level

Terrain: Hard

Obstacles: There's a several-inch gap between the picnic pad and the boardwalk onto the beach. Sand may blow onto the path.


Rehab Point Path is a stellar example of beach access. This paved loop is a spur off a path that follows along the beach south from the park, past apartments and a luxury hotel. The loop travels through dunes to picnic tables on a concrete pad, providing sweeping views of the ocean and, on clear days, the Channel Islands. During my visit in September, warmth radiated from the dunes, and nearby foliage gave off a heady aroma that wafted on the ocean breeze. A short boardwalk extending from the picnic pad brings you closer to the water. Just beyond the tables, a long row of benches invites you to enjoy front-row seats at the ocean theater. Back on the main pathway, continue less than one-eighth mile as it travels behind the resort. As it curves toward the resort, take another spur to a more isolated viewing point higher on the dunes.

Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Beach Wheelchair: Yes

Reserve 24 hours in advance; call either Harbor Patrol, (805) 382-3007, or main lifeguard tower, (805) 382-3018, to have it delivered to park

Accessible Parking: Yes

In the fee lot. For free curbside parking along the park’s perimeter road, veer left before entering the fee lot. A disabled parking placard is required, and grass along the curb may cause problems for a wheelchair lift. A free lot at Sunset Lane has accessible spaces that are not clearly marked and may be covered with sand.

Accessible Restroom: Limited Accessibility

By fee parking lot. Grab bar on back wall only; otherwise, meets all our accessibility criteria.

Accessible Restroom: Yes

At entrance to Rehab Point Path

Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes

Only one of the tables by the park’s play area is on a concrete pad; others are scattered on the grass. I had no problems navigating the grass in a motorized wheelchair. The tables along Rehab Point Path are all on concrete pads.
Boardwalk on beach
Boardwalk on beach (Lexi Tucker)

Features icon key

  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • bicycling
  • particularly good for families
  • picnic
  • swimming

Additional Information

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Managing Agency: Oxnard Recreation & Community Services
Address: 1601 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Nearest City: Oxnard
Phone: (805) 385-7995
Hours: 7 am to dusk
Fees: Parking
Dogs: On leash
Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, September 7, 2008
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