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Ribbon Cutting for Hard-Fought New Oxnard Kiddie Beach Paddle Craft Launch Lane

Ribbon Cutting for Hard-Fought New Oxnard Kiddie Beach Paddle Craft Launch Lane

By George Miller Today (6-15-18), County District 5 Supervisor John Zaragosa and staff put on a festive celebration of victory on the approval to finally establish a temporary 25′ wide launch/landing lane for paddle/”human-powered” craft at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach, at the foot of Victoria Avenue. Zaragosa/staff, harbor personnel and organizations that have worked on achieving this […]

Channel Islands Harbor Increases Access for Kayakers and Paddle Boarders

Channel Islands Harbor Increases Access for Kayakers and Paddle Boarders

Launching a kayak and paddle board at the Channel Islands Harbor just got easier thanks to a tentative agreement reached between the California Coastal Commission and the Ventura County Harbor Department. The tentative agreement creates a temporary launch lane for kayakers and paddle boarders at the Harbor’s Kiddie Beach, located at the northwest corner of […]

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 […]