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DREAMSCAPES SPRING/SUMMER 2017 24 W ith wide-open spaces along the California coast, it's no wonder visitors come here to spend time outdoors. Even if you're not a resident, you too can surf the swell at Port Hueneme, grab some fish tacos for lunch, spend the afternoon hiking to the perfect sunset spot and finish the day by enjoying some local brews. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Ventura County Coast is a string of four unique cities—Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura—that offer a wide variety of experiences. Spend some quality time in Camarillo's historic Old Town or enjoy shopping, gallery hopping and visiting indulgent spas. Oxnard is ideal for foodies chasing great tastes and outdoor lovers wanting access to Channel Islands National Park. Port Hueneme blends a history-rich Naval Construction Battalion Center with wide, sandy beaches. Ventura's active beach culture and artsy downtown lure many looking for a Cali- fornia-style getaway. Those searching for an active way to enjoy the region might consider cycling along the grand loop, a 241-kilometre route that takes cyclists past beautiful beaches and climbing along mountain roads. Don't worry, you can do just part of it. The route is easily broken up into segments best enjoyed at your leisure. FAMILY FUN & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES For families, Port Hueneme Beach Park with its 20 hectares of landscaped parkland (com- plete with picnic areas and barbecue pits) and long strip of soft white sand is especially inviting for a day of fun. Adventuring families ABOVE: Cruise with Island Packers from Oxnard's picturesque harbour to Channel Islands National Park for a day of kayaking, snorkelling, birdwatching, whale watching and hiking. OPPOSITE TOP: Pick fresh produce in and around Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura. OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Cycling is a leisurely way to explore downtown Ventura. Ventura County Coast BY JILL K. ROBINSON VENTURE OUT TO MAKE LIFELONG MEMORIES HERE. Visit VENTURA COUNTY COAST

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