US Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor

District Eleven

4201 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA 93035

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US Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor is located just south of the Ventura County Harbor Patrol offices. Station Channel Islands Harbor is part of District Eleven and Sector Los Angeles / Long Beach.

The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.


The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. The Coast Guard at Channel Islands carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.


Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.


The US Coast Guard Eleventh District now includes 43 units and employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees



The nearest major airport is Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA / KSBA).
This airport has domestic flights from Santa Barbara, California and is 48 miles from the center of Oxnard, CA.
Another major airport is Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR), which has domestic flights from Burbank, California and is 54 miles from Oxnard, CA.


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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.


In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit


Hollywood Beach Elementary School
Rio Del Valle Middle School
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If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Ventura County Public Health (805) 385-9451
To support environments that protect and promote the health and well-being of everyone in Ventura County. Our mission articulates the purpose of our department; it is our roadmap.


Interface Children and Family Services (805) 486-9405
Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family Services is the region’s most comprehensive nonprofit social services agency providing direct, responsive, wrap-around services to address the complex needs of client and community.


Humane Society of Ventura County (805) 646-6505
The Humane Society of Ventura County is dedicated to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals through education and community outreach programs.


California Highway Patrol (805) 662-2640


Base Operator (805) 985-9823


Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer housing at Station Channel Islands Harbor.

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In Channel Islands, the summers are comfortable, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 71°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 80°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from July 9 to October 26, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 26, with an average high of 71°F and low of 60°F. The cool season lasts for 4.4 months, from December 5 to April 18, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 48°F and high of 64°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from November 20 to March 24, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on February 20. The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from March 24 to November 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 29.

The average cost of living in Channel Islands, CA is 178 – that puts it 28% higher than the average of California and 78% higher than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods.

The Channel Islands form an eight-island archipelago along the Santa Barbara Channel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park, and the waters surrounding these islands make up Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


With its clear waters, its dramatic topography, and wealth of wildlife, Channel Islands offers some of the most rewarding sea kayaking anywhere in the world. While some of the waters surrounding the islands are best suited for experienced kayakers, others are beginner friendly. A number of commercial outfitters run kayak tours to the islands. Note that many depart from the mainland.


Some of the Channel Islands most spectacular features—its kelp forests and the fish that live in them—are best experienced underwater. Prime snorkeling spots include Anacapa’s Landing Cove and Santa Cruz’ Scorpion Beach. With water temperatures ranging between 55 and 70, you’ll almost certainly want to wear a wet suit—most outfitters include them along with snorkel gear.


The waters around Channel Islands are home to 27 species of cetaceans, including gray, blue, and humpback whales, and numerous species of dolphins. Dolphins can be spotted throughout the summer. Whale watching is best between June and September, when Humpback and Blue whales congregate, and during gray whale migration season between December and April. Whale watching trips leave from Channel Islands, Santa Barbara, and Ventura harbors.


Visit Anacapa Island. The island is made up of three smaller islands, of which only East Anacapa is open to hiking. Here, ranger-led hikes begin 30 minutes after Island Packers boats arrive on the island. Or you can explore on your own. A 2-mile trail system takes you up the rugged cliffs to the broad flat top of the island; one must-see destination is Inspiration Point, whose views (of Anacapa, other Channel Islands and the mainland) are as dramatic as the name promises.


There are no accessible beaches on East Anacapa. But you can get into the water via the dock at the Landing Cove; swimming, snorkeling and kayaking are excellent. From November to April, Island Packers has daytrips that go to Frenchy’s Cove, on the south shore of Mid-Anacapa Island; the tidepools here are some of the best in California.


Also, do not miss Santa Rosa Island. Santa Rosa offers some of the park’s best hiking, with trails and fire roads that extend across much of the island. From the landing pier, you can walk two miles along the gorgeous white sand of Water Canyon Beach. The 5-mile moderate Torrey Pines trail leads to a grove of one of the world’s rarest trees; more ambitious hikers can take a 7.5 mile loop trail that gives you even more spectacular views of the island.

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