Anacapa Island

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Visitors to Anacapa Island will be amazed by the rugged coastline, dramatic overlooks, and stunning coastal views. Anacapa is composed of three islets, East, Middle, and West, but visitors are only allowed to visit the East Islet, and a small beach on the West Islet known as Frenchy's Cove which can be reached by boat. The East Islet has a variety of trails to explore highlighted by an amazing landscape, abundant wildlife, and the last permanent lighthouse built on the west coast.

For more information on Anacapa Island, visit the park's website.

Local Info

A small visitor center is located in one of the historic Coast Guard buildings. The trail system at Anacapa incorporates over two miles of trails. Runners must stay on designated trails, and no off-trail travel is permitted.

Visiting Tips

Anacapa Island is only accessible by boat. Island Packers offers year-round service to the island with a variable schedule 3-7 days per week. Travel time from Ventura and Oxnard Harbors is approcimately 1 hour. Visitors must climb from the boat up a steel-rung ladder to a dock. Once ashore, visitors must climb 157 stairs to the top of the island. Non-landing trips are also available. For more information, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Primitive camping is available on the island. Seven sites are available. Reservations are required and are $15 per night per site. Picnic table, food storage box, and pit toilet are provided. No water is available.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a free brochure to help plan your trip, click here.

Food & Drink

There is no food or drink available on the island. Be sure to bring your own food and water. Picnic tables are available at the visitor center.

After the Run: Local Favorites

Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine Small moquecas or moquequinhas of mussels or cubed shark are easily shared among a crowd. Equally shareable is frito misto, expertly fried and precisely arranged crisp fish.
Toppers Pizza Place Touch screeeeeen sodaaaa
2701 Peninsula Rd, Oxnard CA — (805) 385-4444
Pho Saigon Great pho. Jimmy is a great host. Our first meal in Ventura County was a great success!
Yolanda's Mexican Cafe It's all about the bean dip baby!!!
1601 Victoria Ave., Oxnard CA — (805) 985-1340
Anaba Sushi Grab a saporro, a salmon skin salad and you are ready for the main course.
Topper's Pizza Pizza was excellent.
2100 Saviers Rd, Oxnard CA — (805) 385-4444
Taqueria el Tapatio The Potato's from the side bar are the bomb!!!
Oxnard Airport, Oxnard CA — (805) 382-2376
Burrito Express Carne Asada burrito with everything on it and the orange whipped drink next to the horchata
230 S Ventura Rd, Oxnard CA — (805) 385-9700
In-N-Out Burger Just go here. My personal favorite location. Worked in the area and always stop by.
2070 Harbor Blvd, Ventura CA — (800) 786-1000
Golden Chicken Inn this is the best place for Chinese Food in all of Ventura County. It is a small hole in the wall place. It is also located upstairs in the old part of Oxnard and/or downtown. The food is very delic
701 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard CA — (805) 493-9122
1st Thursday's Gourmet Food Trucks @ Plaza Park Always a good selection of food trucks. You can bring your food into some of local wine bars and get some drinks too.
500 S C St., Oxnard CA — (805) 385-2705
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Do a survey and get on the e-mail list. They send you coupons and stuff for free periodically.
3301 E Main St, Ventura CA — (805) 642-1959
Toppers Pizza Place Good chicken garlic Dijon pizza
3940 E Main St, Ventura CA — (805) 385-4444
Toppers Pizza Place There are a lot of professional salad eaters here. They know how to maximize the amount of salad you can fit into a small bowl. Observe and imitate.
111 E Gonzales Rd, Oxnard CA — (805) 385-4444
The Habit Burger Grill Delicious burgers!
2350 Vineyard Dr., Oxnard CA — (805) 981-9919
In-N-Out Burger Check out the Christian Propaganda on the back of the burger wrappers!
381 W Esplanade Dr, Oxnard CA — (800) 786-1000
Hook Burger Bistro Sweet potato friessss!
1811 N Rose Ave, Oxnard CA — (805) 981-8636
Rubio's Great fish tacos
2121 N Rose Ave, Oxnard CA — (805) 485-8603
Chick-fil-A The nuggets are the besszt and their b fast rocksss
2040 N Rose Ave, Oxnard CA — (805) 988-9232
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar The grill cheese is awesome with Cajun fries!!! And afterward for dessert Cinnamon sugar pizza so yummy!!!
598 Town Center Dr, Oxnard CA — (805) 351-4888

Other Activities

The waters surrounding the island are ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. Fishing is allowed only in designated areas and with a valid California state fishing license with an ocean enhancement stamp. No fishing is allowed in the marine reserve.

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#1 Inspiration Point
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#3 Overlook
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