Homes for sale at Hollywood Beach
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Located on the west side of the Channel Island Harbor, encompassing one linear mile, Hollywood Beach offers a pristine recreation area as well as a great vantage point to view the Channel Islands, extensive wildlife and vegetation.
Enjoy this broad mile-long strip of white sand and take in views of the Channel Islands. You can bask on the sand, paddle in the Pacific, or play volleyball on sandy courts.
Historical Hollywood Beach is located in Oxnard California. Bordering and nearby are the beach communities of Oxnard Shores, The Colony, Mandalay Bay, Seabridge and Westport.
Hollywood beach is a collection of beach homes, town homes and condominiums located along Ocean Drive. Average home values range from $700,000 to $4,500,000.
Hollywood Beach supposedly got its name after celebrities like Rudolph Valentino (who filmed a silent movie on the shores) and Clark Gable lived there; but such theories may be romantic fiction.
The Hollywood Beach Community feels like a small resort town. There is a relaxed, vacation pace of living here. With the harbor on one side and the ocean on the other side most homes enjoy water and harbor views. All the homes here have easy access to the beach. Along Ocean Drive many homes face directly on the sand and enjoy spectacular island and ocean views.
Hollywood Beach supposedly got its name after celebrities like Rudolph Valentino (who filmed a silent movie on the shores) and Clark Gable lived there.
The Oxnard coastline originally was home to the Chumash Indians who lived there and often visited nearby offshore islands. In later years, Spaniards hunted teal and mallard in the cattail marshes.
In the late 1800s, Thomas Bard built a shipping wharf at neighboring Port Hueneme and the area’s housing market began. Hollywood Beach was one of three subdivisions and by 1927, more than 100 beach cottages were built.
When filmmakers returned to Hollywood soundstages, the area’s focus returned to recreation including hunting and boating. This activity stimulated interest in Oxnard’s beaches once again; real estate developers launched an aggressive marketing campaign focusing on the area’s investment values and rich recreational opportunities. In 1956 the Bards donated 112 acres of prime coastal land for such use.
In 1960 the Army Corp. of engineers began construction of the Channel Islands Harbor. Several streets were lost to make way for the new harbor. Today, Hollywood Beach lies on the west side of the harbor and Hollywood by the Sea and Silver strand Beach flank the east.
Redevelopment is constant on this rare coastal land. For a taste of nostalgia, look for “Casa Valentino” or “grandma’s cabins” on Ocean Boulevard.
Since the 1920s Hollywood stars have sought refuge at this gorgeous beach. Come see why and discover one of southern California’s best-kept secrets!
Only an hours drive north of Los Angeles or a half-hour south of Santa Barbara, Channel Islands Harbor is home to nine marinas, unique shopping and great waterfront restaurants! Hollywood Beach, come experience it.
Amazing Sunsets at Hollywood Beach, Oxnard CA