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Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

By George Miller The members of the California Kayak Friends club had used Kiddie Beach, inside the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor ,for decades to launch and land their kayaks.  It’s a nice little “pocket beach,” located close to the ocean where they usually paddle. With a nice parking lot, short walk to the beach, nearby restrooms, […]

VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

By George Miller Watercraft/paddling ban is now being enforced at Kiddie Beach, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard Meetings with Ventura County Harbor Department, which has jurisdiction in lower harbor, have been inconclusive for many months Paddling organizations have proposed a 25-30′ strip of land on north end of beach be used for launchings/landings Beach is nearly […]

Kayak Launch Ramp Added to Channel Islands Harbor

Kayak Launch Ramp Added to Channel Islands Harbor

Launching a kayak in the Channel Islands Harbor just got easier thanks to the installation of a new “EZ Kayak Launch” on the Ventura County Day Dock near the boat launch ramp. Visitors can access the kayak launch ramp by entering the parking area at Curlew Way and Victoria Avenue. The installation of the kayak […]

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

 From Joe Buttitta’s Youtube page: A family visiting Santa Barbara from Orange County had an unexpected visitor on their kayak, a sea lion pup!! Rodney and Lisa Gist and their three kids spent more than a half-hour with the pup on the back of their kayak on Valentine’s Day. They say it’s a holiday they […]