Gateway to the Central Coast
Where Pacific Coast Highway 1 meets the 101 Freeway 30 miles north of Malibu, is the coastal city of Oxnard, gateway to California’s Central Coast and home to a California Welcome Center.
Discover California’s coastline: experience world-renown Pacific Coast Highway 1 between Malibu and Oxnard; whale watch from the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard; hike the Channel Islands National Park; wine taste along Ventura County’s Wine Trail; watch seals play in Carpinteria; stroll Santa Barbara’s Botanical Gardens; hit the dunes in Santa Maria; spend a day touring Santa Ynez Valley wineries; admire big bridges along rugged coastline in Big Sur. California’s Central Coast boasts sights, sounds, flavors and cultural experiences that no other region delivers.
Make the California Welcome Center Oxnard the first stop on your Central Coast adventure. You'll find info on local, regional and the state, souvenirs, restrooms, and friendly staff to assist you.