Catching (Light) Waves on the Oxnard Shores

Santa Barbara is no slouch when it comes to sunsets. But the Oxnard Shores may sport the best end-of-day views in California, which puts this sandy...

January 19, 2023
3:40 AM

Santa Barbara is no slouch when it comes to sunsets. But the Oxnard Shores may sport the best end-of-day views in California, which puts this sandy stretch of coastline in the running for best in the world.  Zachari Dunes is a truly coastal resort on the Oxnard Shores. | Credit: Courtesy While our gaze upon the Channel Islands is illuminated by sideways rays, those from these southern Ventura County beaches catch the star slipping just behind the archipelago. That angle turns the low-lying end of Anacapa into the snout of an alligator, lurking just at the surface, ready to snatch a sparkly oil rig treat.

Matt Kettmann