"Anacapa" Top 5 Page for this destination Channel Islands National Park by jdh3334

Inspiration point at Anacapa

Anacapa consists of three islets known as East, Middle and West Anacapa. It's home to 265 species of plants and a bevy of seabirds -- with the largest brown pelican rookery in the United States.

If you go camping on Anacapa be forewarned, there's no shade at the campsite and there's bird poop everywhere! But, it also offers breathtaking ocean views, sea kayaking, snorkeling adventures, and good cardio workouts as you climb 140 steps from the dock up to the island.

Lighthouse at Anacapa

The Coast Guard built a light beacon in 1912 and a light station in 1932. Prior to building the lighthouse, Dec. 2, 1853, the sidewheel steamer Winfield Scott running at full speed crashed into rocks off Middle Anacapa and sank.

Seabirds inhabit Anacapa

Plenty of birds to see on Anacapa

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Island provides opportunities to hike, camp, watch wildlife, kayak, swim and snorkel
  • Cons:cold water temperature (bring wetsuit), no shade on the island, must bring own food
  • Last visit to Channel Islands National Park: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 24, 2006
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