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Ventura Harbor Village

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Address: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
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+1 805-477-0470
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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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Good restaurants at the harbor

You will need at least a 1/2 day here as there are lots of good restaurants and shops to check out. Start out with eating lunch then do some shopping and take in a few of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
Jimmy W
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

I liked going to Ventura Harbor Village. There are a variety of stores and cafes. The place is scenic. The boats in the harbor are fun to see as well.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

You will need at least a 1/2 day here as there are lots of good restaurants and shops to check out. Start out with eating lunch then do some shopping and take in a few of the attractions there, hit the beach and check out the boats and then do dinner.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Lots of parking and lots of food choices. Le Petit Cafe is nice place for lunch. The Greek for dinner with entertainment. Andreas for fish. Brophys for happy hour or great nicer meal. The Comedy Club is a go too. Just strolling along looking at boats and shops with ice cream from Coastal Cone, like I did.

Thank janette w
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We have enjoyed this beautiful Ventura attraction since it opened many years ago. Lots of shops, restaurants, and plenty of sights to see. The weather is almost always pleasant and the calm marina is home to all sorts of ocean vessels and activities. You can take a tour boat to the channel islands, rent a kayak or paddleboard or watch... More 

Thank Dan C
West Covina, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

The harbor Village offers plenty of free parking and is located next to the marina and across the beach. There are many restaurants and shops to explore as well as kayak rentals for the more adventurous visitor. Grassy areas provide a nice place for kids to play and run. The Village is also the starting point for many channel island... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

You can take a boat ride, go diving off the Channel Islands, visit the museum, eat great food, listen to live music (free on weekends), always something happening here throughout the year.

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Lomita, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stopped at the Ventura Harbor Village on a Friday afternoon to have some lunch and enjoy the cool while looking at the boats in the harbor. The whole Village was almost deserted and we only saw two boats move in the hour we were eating. We did not have to wait in line to order lunch or in any... More 

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Flower Mound
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This was a fun place. Lots of restaurants, shops and things to see just across the steet from the beach.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We have a favorable gem in our backyard!!! Great boardwalk and solid choices on places to eat and drink!!!

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Sykesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Harbor has the mix of the best of Piers and Harbors I’ve been to in California. Lots of little shops, an arcade, places for coffee. It’s not a large area, and on the weekends, parking can be a challenge as it is just next to the beach. The fishing boats rest right at the harbor so the fresh seafood... More 

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