Mandalay State Beach
View of Mandalay Beach, looking towards Reliant Energy power station and mountains above the City of Ventura in the background
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
LocationVentura County, California, United States
Nearest cityOxnard, California
Coordinates34°12′0″N 119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917Coordinates: 34°12′0″N 119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917
Area92 acres (37 ha)
Established1985; 37 years ago (1985)
Governing bodyCounty of Ventura

Mandalay State Beach[1][2] is a protected beach in the city of Oxnard, California, United States. Managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation,[3] the park preserves an area of undeveloped sand dunes and wetlands that was once common along the 16.5-mile-long (26.6 km) coastline of the Oxnard Plain.[4]: 62-63 


The 92-acre (37 ha) site was established as a California state park in 1985[5] to preserve public access to the beach while providing for continued protection of the adjacent natural area. Snowy plovers and least terns nest on the beach.[3]


Day-use access is available for the 2,920 feet (890 m) of shoreline.[5] There are no support facilities within the park or on the adjacent city beach.[6] Ample parking on the adjacent public streets provides an access point for California Coastal Trail.[7]

Beachwalkers may reach McGrath State Beach upcoast and Oxnard Beach Park downcoast. These parks can also be reached by the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route on Harbor Boulevard.[8] Mandalay Beach Road is close to the beach and provides an alternate route through the Oxnard Shores[9] neighborhood using public streets and bicycle/walking trails to destinations south, including Channel Islands Harbor and the Channel Islands Beach neighborhood.[10]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mandalay State Beach
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mandalay County Park
  3. ^ a b "Mandalay Beach". County of Ventura. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  4. ^ SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR FOCUSED GENERAL PLAN UPDATE and Related Amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance and Zone Change ZN05-0008 (PDF) (Report). County of Ventura. June 22, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 18. Retrieved 2013-12-14. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help) of Mandalay State Beach
  6. ^ "Mandalay SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  7. ^ Plascencia, Anthony (August 9, 2018). "Your guide to Ventura County beaches". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on 2019-07-18. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  8. ^ California Coastal Trail Hiker's Guide: Ventura County Section 6 Map and popup link Point Data: Mandalay State Beach / Mandalay County Park entrance Accessed 21 January 2014
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oxnard Shores
  10. ^ "Mandalay Beach Park". Your Coast. California Coastal Commission. Retrieved 10 February 2016.