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Ventura Harbor Village

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Address: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number:
+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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great views lots to do

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Farmington, New Mexico
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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

new jersey
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570 reviews
97 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews
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
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was great fun walking at the marina and shopping in the many small boutiques and eateries. A wonderful walk all around the marina.

Thank Dasherr
Ventura, California
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The Ventura Harbor Village is a wonderful place to spend some time, especially when the weather is beautiful. There is plenty of free parking, lots of grassy areas & wide sidewalks to stroll & take in the sights. This is a marina so there are many boats. Several will take you out to tour the harbor, or make day trips... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visit the harbor often. Last month we rented a paddle boat for the four of us (me, husband, 4 year old, and 2 year old). Affordable rate and you have a pretty big area of the harbor to explore. Some seals were right up on a dock that we passed. Great views. Afterward we ate dinner and had ice... More 

Thank Misty G

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