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Ventura Harbor Village

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Address: 1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4384
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+1 805-477-0470
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 18:00

We love our Harbor! Our Facebook page is a place for our local community,...

We love our Harbor! Our Facebook page is a place for our local community, as well as welcome tourists stopping through, to enjoy our views, to post and share what's happening at our Harbor: from a day on the beach, a beautiful sunset, whale spotting, bird and seal pictures, to restaurant, nightlife or new water excursions taking place at Ventura Harbor Village! Ventura Harbor Village is California’s seaside playground brimming with fresh seafood and a wide variety of cuisines to tantalize your palette, boutique shops and art galleries around every corner, SUP, kayak, pedal and electric boat rentals to get on the water and see the seals, family fun at the arcade, kite flying, or playing in the sand at one of the safest beaches in the County “Mother’s Beach” (Harbor Cove Beach), daily boat trips, as well as sailing and dive charters to explore the Channel Islands National Park, coastal fashion and décor, a beautiful walking promenade with daily Happy Hours overlooking the boats, and a comedy club boasting top celebrity names to put a smile on your face. Now you can see why we Love our Harbor!

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Under construction. Made it difficult to walk about

The village is undergoing major construction work. Many detours. Probably preparing for summer but uncomfortable right now

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joel A
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are fun shops and a good selection of restaurants. It's lovely to walk around and enjoy looking at the boats docked at the harbor. Because improvements are being made, several paths were closed and it was necessary to take long detours to get around.

Thank Ruth S
Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The village is undergoing major construction work. Many detours. Probably preparing for summer but uncomfortable right now

Thank Joel A
Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit and went to The Greek for waterfront lunch. Walked around after doing some shopping and enjoying a flavored coffee. The Carousel is great for the kids, too noisy for me. Great assortment of shops with great sales including a dive shop. Prices were decent at most stores...some art was a little pricey at galleries. Great place for beautiful... More 

Thank Julie B
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pleasant outdoor venue with views of the ocean, surf, mountains, boats and plenty of people watching. Visit an array of small shops which attract adults and children alike. Enjoy an ice cream cone while strolling around the harbor or stay for a delicious dinner at one of the several good restaurants on site. My favorite is Brophy's Fish House but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Fun to look at the Harbor they have the tall ships there now. I had lunch at Andria's Seafood restaurant and a great cup of coffee at the coffee shop. They have a lot of shops with souvenirs etc. There is a shop that only sells hats.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ventura Harbor Village has numerous shops and restaurants and weekend activities for all ages. Great place to walk and people watch with views and access to the Ventura Marina, kayaking, paddle boards, sport's fishing, dive boats, Visitor's Center and of course, the beach.

Thank MJ C
Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We returned to the Harbor for a second time and had a great time. Lots of great views, a handy family friendly beach and some really fun stores. Lots of good places to eat as well

Thank Dougnnm
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

So if your in the mood for great seafood, Andrea's is the place to be. Voted county best some stupid number of years in a row. Lots of specialized shops to checkout also.

Thank sflslong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A few quaint little shops to browse. A carousel and arcade area with homemade fudge and treats. A nice place to relax. Free trolley got us there.

Thank kristi g
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Nice place to visit with shops, restaurants, and things to do and see. But because there are so many commercial fishing boats docked here, the smell of rotting fish fragments can be very annoying. It would behoove the Dock-Master to enforce cleanliness of these boats to eliminate these bothersome odors. It would encourage more repeat retail and sightseeing business.

Thank Roy G

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