Re: Oxnard/Ventura anyone?
August and September are typically the hottest months of the year but the weather is still moderate. Oxnard and Ventura are coastal so they will be even more moderate. Mid 80's is a typical high and mid 50's typical low. 90's is hot and 100+ is a heat wave. Water will be as warm as it gets here - takes some getting used to but kids run in no problem. It's really not bad.
Island packers is a company that can take you out whale watching. I'm not sure they ever get close enough to shore to see them. I think dolpins are the most likely sight.
Best beach for the kids...I'll have to think about that.
Date night - what are you looking for and how nice?