Hollywood Beach Travel Guide
Walk the plank, matey! arrrggh
Walk the plank, matey! arrrggh
Hollywood Beach Sunset
Mural along Figueroa Plaza
Whooey baby, Let me take you on a sea cruise
I knew I wanted to find something special for a daytime activity as my friends from Canada and another couple were coming up to join us. Then I remembered the Duffy Electric boats you can rent by the hour in the Channel Islands Harbor. In off peak times you won't need a...
VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM
If you would like to learn about the history of the Channel Coast, why not visit the VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM. It contains a world-class collection of marine art, featuring works by Flemish and Dutch Masters, more than sixty miniature models of historic ships tracing...
HOPPER BOAT RENTALS
A fun and relaxing thing to do is rent an Electric Boat from HOPPER BOAT RENTALS. We did just that Friday afternoon. It was a beautiful, sunny California day when the six of us ( Kat, Paul, Stephanie, Gerry, Hans and I ) went for a lovely boat ride through the Channel...
Why look for beach glass? A simple act which can bring so much pleasure. It requires screening out the rest of the world to focus only on the task at hand.Allowing yourself to disolve into a world of serenity and peace, it is just you and the ocean and the fresh sea...
Gondola Rides....in California
A great activity in my neck of the woods is a gondola ride through the Channel Islands harbor. An electric gondola which can seat up to four people glides up and down the waterways and with a bottle of your favorite wine, some chocolates and fresh flowers. Tres...
Angelos Corner Hollywood beach HORRIBLE!!!!!
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ANGELO'S CORNER HOLLYWOOD BEACH ...... Around 6 pm my husband and I and 2 kids headed toward Hollywood Beach to watch the Candy Cane parade. We decided to stop and eat at Angelo s Corner on the board walk . We order a pizza and garlic rolls. We...
Embassy Suites Mandalay: Embassy Suites Hollywood Beach (Oxnard)
We stayed overnight just for the heck of it. The hotel is within walking distance from our house so we laughed the whole way while we wheeled our overnighters down the street.The edifice of the hotel seemed imposing as we walked up the driveway sans vehicle. The valet looked...
Mrs Olsen's Coffee hut: 1 of the top places in the US for breakfast
Mrs Olsen's coffee hut named by Esquire Magazine as one of the top 50 places to have breakfast in the US!Small, noisy and sometimes a long wait (20 to 30 minutes) during the week ends. Great potatoes, excellent pancakes and good coffee. The service is very good and if you...
Mrs. Olsen's Coffee Hut: Pancakes the size of my head!
Hollywood Beach's most famous resident, Fairy Kat Mother (keida84), took me to Mrs. Olsen's for our final meal together (well, on this trip anyway!). She said it can be crowded but on a Tuesday morning at 9 am we had lots of tables to choose from so we opted to sit on the...
Mrs. Olsen's Coffee Hut: A Yummy Breakfast
Keida84 brought me to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant to start our day together. It can definitely get crowded-that means that the food's good. Good food, wonderful neighborhood, terrific friendly service in a local restaurant-there's nothing better when...
CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR WATER TAXI
A great way to get around the Channel Islands Harbor is with the WATER TAXI.The Water Taxi Stops are:(1) Harbor Landing(2) Peninsula Park(3) Marine Emporium Landing(4) West Bank Dock(5) Channel Islands Harbor Fuel Dock(6) Fisherman's Wharf - Hopper Boat RentalsHarbor...
We decided to use ROADRUNNER SHUTTLE to get from Los Angeles Airport to Hollywood Beach. What a great way to travel. No worries about LA traffic. Just get in and leave the driving to them. We made reservations with all our info - arrival - departure. When we arrived at LAX...
The Ventura County Airporter
WIth two locations for pick up this is a very convenient way to get to and from Los Angeles International Airport.First shuttle stop: Sheraton Four Points Ventura HarborSecond shuttle stop: Oxnard AirportWhen traveling from LAX: Go outside the baggage terminal to the center...
If you are driving to Hollywood Beach this is what you need to know. Drivng times are ALL dependent on traffic conditions.From LAX: 405 freeway North to 101 Freeway North (Ventura) to Victoria exit turn left follow road until you reach the ocean. Drive time: 1 1/2 hours to 2...
Getting here from LAX
My favorite way to get to Hollywood beach when traveling is by airplane. Now some of you will want to make the drive and I iwll address that in another page but for now let's talk about United Skywest shuttle.At LAX in the United terminal is gate 71 E through L this is the...
BEACH FLOWER GIFTS: NAUTICAL THEME GIFTS
Located in the Bermuda Plaza in Hollywood Beach, BEACH FLOWER GIFTS offers gifts with a nautical theme, shell decorations, beach jewellery, cards, etc. I had fun snooping inside while Hans was preoccupied outside with the bikini-clad mannequin standing near the entrance with...
Beach Flower Gifts: When beach glass is just NOT enough
In the heart of our little community is a gift shop that is definitely worth a looksee.Owner Louise Nelson has quite a "flag" outside her shop. A bikini clad statue holding a surf board. If you are driving it will certainly catch your eye as you go past and if you are...
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
This time of the year, when the beach is quiet and tourists and swimmers are few, obviously there is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. The waves can be very treacherous and can pull you out to sea very quickly. So take care not to venture too far out and even be careful as you walk along the edges of the water.
Written Apr 16, 2008
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Incorporated in 1866, the city of San Buenaventura or simply VENTURA had its beginnings when Padre Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Buenaventura in 1782.
After the American Civil War, settlers came to the area, buying land from the Mexicans.
Ventura has some of the best surfing in Southern California, especially Surfer's Point.
Downtown Ventura on Main Street, where we mostly visited, is home to the Mission, museums, shopping and dining. What I couldn't get over was how many thrift shops there were. Had to be four or five stores and every one of them was well stocked and busy.
Our dear friend and VT member, Kathleen (Keida84) took us here for a nice little visit. Thanks KitKat. You're the BEST!
Written Apr 14, 2008
Favorite thing: An hour's drive north of Los Angeles, HOLLYWOOD BEACH is one of southern California's best-kept secrets. Located in Ventura County, this beach community has a collection of beach homes, town houses and condos, in between the Harbor on one side and the Pacific Ocean with views of the Channel Islands on the other. Its wide, mile-long strip of white sand beach is absolutely wonderful. Hans and I so enjoyed walking along the beach. I had fun collection beach glass and even found one white shark's tooth.
Written Apr 13, 2008