Best Activities in Channel Islands N.P.
What to do on sea and land in the park
Beaches. Water Canyon Beach is stunningly beautiful, but tends to be windy.
SANTA BARBARA ISLANDHiking. This small (one-square mile) island nonetheless has five miles of spectacular trails. Good destinations include Arch Point (one mile from the visitor center); Webster Point (3 miles) and the highest point on the island, Signal Peak (2.5 miles. Camping. The island has a small, primitive campground (no water). Reservations are required. ALL ISLANDS
Kayaking. With its clear waters, its dramatic topography, and wealth of wildlife, Channel Islands offers some of the most rewarding sea kayaking anywhere in the world. While some of the waters surrounding the islands are best suited for experienced kayakers, others are beginner friendly. A number of commercial outfitters run kayak tours to the islands. Note that many depart from the mainland.
- Channel Islands Kayak Center [rents kayaks to be
- Channel Islands Outfitters
- Santa Barbara Adventure Company
- Truth Aquatics