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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
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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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Southern Californias Fishery

20 years ago a realtor said Ventura would be the Huntington Beach of the north. Slowly but surely Ventura Harbor has developed into a scenic harbor with many activities... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Monterey Park, California
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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This harbor village has a mixture of restaurants and shops. My favourite place to eat is Andrea's for the best fish & chips to be found. There are boats to rent by the hour or day, and you can walk along the docks and out to the beach. Nightlife too. Further along at the end is the Channel Islands Mainlands... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

20 years ago a realtor said Ventura would be the Huntington Beach of the north. Slowly but surely Ventura Harbor has developed into a scenic harbor with many activities: kayaking, sailing lessons, surfing, sportsfishing all within this quiet harbor. Ventura Harbor is also home to SoCals largest fisheries supplying seafood all over the U.S. The harbor includes a variety of... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The ocean on one side and the Harbor Village on the other makes for a great walk or shopping trip. There are many varieties of foods to eat. I love all the small businesses. Make sure you ride the carousel!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Good restraunts, great shops! For eats I recommend andrea's for the freshest sea food around!fresh off the boat! A really nice place to visit! Also home of the Ventura Comedy Club!Also the 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Yum to both restraunts!

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South Pasadena, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We live in Los Angeles, so we have San Pedro and Long Beach near by but since we were in Ventura, after some research I thought we'd take the girls to Harbor Village. We weren't dissapointed. The girls loved the arcade and carousel. Please don't deprive today's kids of fun activities like the arcades, pinball machines and carousels. The gentleman... More 

Thank Emmanuel B
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Time for a getaway day? Try the Ventura Harbor where there are shops, eateries, and even an indoor carousel for the kids! The Harbor also is the headquarters for the Channel Islands National Park where there is an interpretive center ideally suited for the kids. When we have out-of-owners visiting us, we almost always go to the Harbor to give... More 

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Ventura, California
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I have visited the harbor more times than I can count. Always a pleasant place to walk, with or without your dog, both day and night. Sometimes foggy, other times clear and sunny. Rent a kayak, stand up paddle board, electric boat or just enjoy a meal. Go visit and enjoy.

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Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

A busy harbor with shops, restaurants and fun activities. We were going to The Greek for lunch. We have been here before with our grand-kids. They love having their pictures taken in one of the pictures that have a cutout to put your face into the photo. There's an arcade. There are boat rentals. There's a beach across the road.

Thank Orphie27
Fremont, California
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5,162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,634 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jimmy W

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