The Channel Islands Harbor’s public boat launch ramp and beach parking lots will close today and will be closed until further notice, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced today.
Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the move is necessary to minimize the public’s exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Parking lot closures include Silver Strand and Kiddie Beaches.
“As more neighboring beaches and launch ramps are closing around us, we are seeing an increase in crowds here at the Channel Islands Harbor and beaches,” Sandoval said. “We are making this move for the safety of our community, employees, and visitors.”
Sandoval said closure signs will be posted and barricades will be put in place in order to signify the closures. While the launch ramp and beach parking lots will not be available, the beaches themselves and the Harbor will not be closed.
Earlier this week the Harbor Department closed its parks due to the health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.