Backcountry Beach Camping at Channel Islands National Park

We set off for an adventure that not a whole lot of people do: backcountry beach camping on Santa Rosa Island. Part of Channel Islands National Park, it’s a roughly two-and-a-half-hour boat journey from Ventura, California. This obstacle alone is a big reason why Channel Islands (which includes Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara islands) is among the least-visited national parks in the country.