Pet-parents love to take their fur baby-friends on vacation, and where they go depends on how pet-friendly a beach might be. Luckily, the city of Oxnard on the southern side of California has a soft spot for dogs and allows them to go to Oxnard Park Beach a soft, white, sandy shore with rolling waves, grassy dunes, and a spectacular view of the Channel Island Park.
The beach backs onto an expansive, well-designed park where palm trees sway in the breeze as locals enjoy a session of volleyball in a sanded area or picnic on the superbly manicured lawns. Tidy restrooms and curvy, paved paths make up this fun-lovers' park, where dogs must be leashed at all times including while on the beach.
There are no litter bags provided and it is requested you keep this beach sanitary by tidying up after your dog. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for the entire day. This is a beautiful spot and is made even more perfect by the fact that it's totally dog-friendly.
Oxnard has an affinity for historic architecture, evident in the enchanting Heritage Square where the past is retained with a salute to Victorian, Craftsmen and Mid-Century homes. This iconic city celebrates its cultural diversity and invites visitors to vacation in a friendly ambiance with sun-blessed beaches for surfing swimming and paddle-boarding. Pet-Friendly accommodations and restaurants get a big 'BOW WOW' from dogs that can’t wait to get in the car as the family heads for Oxnard.
Remember to keep your pooch on-leash and close, allowing others to have their fun in the sun. It gets super hot in the summer months and with limited shade, your woofer could get sunburned. An umbrella or doggy tent is a great way to keep them cool as is fresh water to quench a swimming dogs thirst.