Local Harbor Beaches Make Honor Roll on Beach Report Card

A kite surfer on Channel Islands beach

Hollywood Beach, Silver Strand Beach, and Hobie Beach made Heal the Bay’s Honor Roll for their perfect year-round water-quality grades in 2020. The report was released Tuesday finding excellent water quality at most California’s beaches. A total of 35 California beaches earned spots on Heal the Bay’s Honor Roll. Ventura County had seven beaches make…

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Ventura County Harbor Department Director Announces Retirement

Mark Sandoval, Channel Islands Harbor Director

Following a long career of public service and waterfront leadership, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval has announced his retirement from his position effective August 31, 2021. “Mark’s leadership has put the Ventura County Harbor Department on an outstanding path. I appreciate his genuine and proactive outreach efforts. His focus on community engagement has…

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Much Needed Repair Work Starts at Channel Islands Harbor Entrance


Aged jetties and the offshore breakwater at the Channel Islands Harbor entrance will receive much needed repairs in the coming months. The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has funded a project to conduct repairs to two parallel entrance jetties and the protective offshore breakwater near the entrance of the Harbor.…

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Celebrate Father’s Day 2021 at the Channel Islands Harbor!

Fathers Day 2021

Dads everywhere are looking for some outdoor fun on Father’s Day this year. Fortunately, there’s a lot of outdoor fun to be had at the Channel Islands Harbor this year. Check out the wide array of activities you can do with Dad. Car Shows There’s two, count them, 1…2, car shows this weekend at the…

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June 2021 Director’s Message

A rowing team paddles in the harbor

As I write this on Memorial Day, the final day of a wonderful weekend here on the Harbor, I am contemplating what makes this a great nation.  First and foremost, I want to recognize our military, which has protected our country and our values, and has fought aggressive enemies throughout our nation’s history.  I want…

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