Leisure Activities

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa brings the beach to you! The Inn is only a short drive from Ventura and Santa Barbara which is home to some of California’s most beautiful beaches. Couples and families alike will enjoy the tranquil pleasures of sunbathing, strolling along the beautiful piers, and discovering the thrill of surfing, paddleboarding, biking, fishing, swimming and beach volleyball.

Beach Bike Rentals
Enjoy your day the Californian way! Beach bike and surrey bike rentals are available in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Treat your loved one to an oceanside ride. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Beach Picnic
We can help arrange the perfect day at the beach, complete with a picnic from our In Room Dining team. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Deep Sea Fishing
What better way to bond then setting off to sea and wrangling in sea bass or tuna with friends and family! The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa partners with the leading charter group in the county for deep sea fishing excursions. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Island Charter Excursions
Just off the Ventura coastline are a chain of islands known as the Channel Islands. These beautiful, unspoiled islands offer unique opportunities to witness species of animal and plant life found nowhere else in the world. A visit to the islands allows a perfect day of hiking, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling and during some seasons, whale watching! Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Kayaking
Another perfect way to enjoy the ocean with your family and friends is by kayak. Rent one or two person kayaks and either cruise the coastline or charter by boat to the Channel Islands and explore the islands' many sea caves. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing ocean sport. It allows families to experience incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean while enjoying a great total body workout in the ocean. Most newbies are up and paddling within 30 minutes of instruction. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Surf Lessons
The Ventura and Santa Barbara coastlines offer several fun and safe locations for introductory surfing lessons. Your family and friends will achieve a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals: reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Swimming
Swimming and sunbathing at the beach is one of life's greatest pleasures. Beaches in Ventura and Santa Barbara also have posted mandatory lifeguards, making the experience safer for all swimmers.
Volleyball
Beaches in Southern California have volleyball courts for a fun day in the sun. Get out there with your family and learn a new sport in the warm sand. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Whale Watching
From January 1st through April 30th, whale watching takes place in the pristine waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park, just off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara. Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and about 25 other species of whales and dolphins have been identified within the waters of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.

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