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Ventura Harbor Village

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Address: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-477-0470
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

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 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Jimmy W
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Ventura, California
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank swamijim
Ventura, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

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.

Thank VenturaCoTraveler
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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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3,248 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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
Ventura, California
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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, CA
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161 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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 Venturatravelers
West Covina, California, United States
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98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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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173 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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.

Thank ferdferd
Lomita, California
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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