Island Facts: Anacapa Island

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  • Located in Ventura County.

  • Fourteen miles from Ventura.

  • Five miles long and 1/4 mile wide.

  • Average rainfall is between eight and thirteen inches per year.

  • Supports 265 species of plants, including two found only on Anacapa and 20 found only on the Channel Islands.

  • The Anacapa deer mouse is only found on Anacapa Island.

  • West Anacapa is home to the largest breeding colony of California brown pelicans.

  • Scripps's murrelet colonies are recovering following rat eradication in 2002.

  • Frenchy LeDreau lived at Frenchys Cove from 1928 to 1956.

  • The Anacapa lighthouse, turned on in 1932, was the last permanent lighthouse built on the West Coast.

  • Harbor seals and California sea lions rest and breed on the island.

  • Home to 30 sea caves.

Last updated: April 26, 2016

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