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Outskirts: Southern California’s Anacapa Island

One of five islands that make up the Channel Islands off the coast of Central California, Anacapa, is a small volcanic island about 14 miles off the shores of Oxnard. Named by the Chumash Native American Indians, the Channel Islands are five miles long and made up of 3 islets (East, Middle and West) that are not inaccessible to each other except by boat.

Shells not native to the island prove that the Chumash people camped on the island thousand of years ago. Sea cliffs, natural bridges and sea caves make stunningly beautiful Anacapa a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life that is mere miles away. [img_assist|nid=1147|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=188]

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