Channel Islands National Park, California, United States
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Channel Islands National Park Information

About Channel Islands National Park

Channels Islands National Park includes five islands off of the coast of California. The islands, which include Anacapa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa, provide a nice getaway from the mainland and a chance to explore the outdoors.

Things to Do in Channel Islands National Park

The islands are a great place to view wildlife because of the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary. All of the islands have California sea lions and harbor seals. On San Miguel Island you can hike to the famous Point Bennett, where there are thousands of elephant seals on the beach. The islands are also known for hiking, kayaking, boating, and snorkeling. Kayak in the Sea Caves on Santa Cruz Island or snorkel at the Landing Cove on Anacapa Island. For hiking, some popular destinations are Cavern Point on Santa Cruz Island and Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island. For surfing, the Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel Islands have reputable spots that are only accessible by private boat.

Day Trips Near Channel Islands National Park

If you’re looking to get off of the island for the day, take a day trip to Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Los Angeles. In Santa Barbara you can go shopping on the famous State Street, spend a few hours relaxing on East Beach, or see the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo, which has rare snow leopards and a 26-foot rock climbing wall. In Ventura, California, you can go surfing at Emma Wood State Beach, go fishing on the Ventura Pier, or wander through the beautiful Ventura Botanical Gardens. Another fun day trip that you can take is to Los Angeles. Los Angeles is filled with exciting attractions, such as Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and shopping on Rodeo Drive.

Channel Islands National Park Accommodation

Since there are no hotels or vacation rentals on the islands, you can stay in a nearby coastal city such as Ventura. The Ventura Beach Marriott is a four star hotel with an outdoor pool. The Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn has rooms with view of the Pacific. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Channel Islands National Park vacation rental today!

Transportation in Channel Islands National Park

To get to Channel Islands National Park, you have to either take a boat or plane. Once you are on the island, there is no public transportation and no bikes are allowed. You can only travel by kayak, walking, or by private boat.

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Vacation Rentals in Channel Islands National Park

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Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 3773 homes in Channel Islands National Park offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 1073 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 3645 homes with cable TV.

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