The main options for parking (that I'm aware of) are either McGraths state beach ($$) or a side street in town. I would recommend launching from the harbor in Oxnard this is closer than McGrath and has no surf (which at McGrath is steep beach break) There is a sandy boatlaunching area off Victoria Blvd. and parking can be found on side streets nearby. McGrath would be nice if you need to stay overnight regardless of where you launch from. If you don't already know what kind of weather and safety precautions you should take you should really be considering if this is a trip for you. I will not condesend and tell people what they should bring but if anyone wants to write I will be happy to share my opinions. For those who may be familiar with other waters just beware of the fog, and the shipping traffic.
Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 658-5730.