Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park

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Anacapa Island (Chumash: 'Anyapax, Luqtiqay) is a small volcanic island located about 11 miles (18 km) off the coast of Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura County. The island is composed of a series of narrow islets 6 mi (10 km) long, oriented generally east–west and 5 mi (8 km) east of Santa Cruz Island. The three main islets, East, Middle and West Anacapa, are collectively known as The Anacapas by some authors. All three islets have precipitous cliffs, dropping off steeply into the sea.

Anacapa is the smallest of the northern islands of the Channel Islands archipelago, and is within the Channel Islands National Park. It is 9 miles (14 km) across the Santa Barbara Channel from the nearest point on the mainland. It lies southwest of the city of Ventura.
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  • I went for a 1 night camping trip here in October 2020. The Island Packers crew was great! We saw some whales on the way both to and from the island and we ended up spending around 10 minutes doing....  more »
  • After reading some of the TA reviews ("bring a book") I almost didn't go, but glad I did. Anacapa is a rugged remote place with amazing views and ecology. Yes, at times of the year, incessant and...  more »
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  • The underwater experience is wonderful with diverse sea life from both resident and pelagic species.
  • Very fresh nature

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