• Scenic View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island ©timhaufphotography.com

    Channel Islands

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Things To Know Before You Come

Tim Hauf
 

A visit to the Channel Islands is an exercise in preparation and self-reliance. There are no services such a food stores or gear rental shops on the islands, no remedies for poor planning once you have arrived.

The following list may help you organize your trip to the islands. In addition, click on the various links below and to the left for more information.

Did You Know?

Brown pelican on nest

The Channel Islands are home to the largest breeding colonies of seabirds in southern California.