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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
Description: 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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Very scenic and pleasant !

Being from Boston and loving the ocean harbors, this was our kind of place! Definitely bring a camera and wear comfy clothes and shoes. There are shops and restaurants with bands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Clo M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lived in this town all my life. Seen all the ups and downs of the harbor. It is a wonderful place for a leisurely walk with plenty to see. From the active fishing boat dock unloading the local catch on one end to the Channel Islands Museum on the other. Quaint boutiques and stores intertwined between all different types of... More 

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoy the Harbor - hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Being from Boston and loving the ocean harbors, this was our kind of place! Definitely bring a camera and wear comfy clothes and shoes. There are shops and restaurants with bands playing outside. The boats were mostly privately owned and "fun" types of vessels. There are tour boats that go out the Channel Islands (we checked out Island Packers, but... More 

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit us! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time here in the Ventura Harbor; hope to see you again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Plenty of shops to browse and restaurants to choose from. They have some tours on the harbor too for a price. Nice place to take a stroll and enjoy the view.

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Oxnard, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ventura Harbor Village has a wonderful sidewalk around the harbor - great for the whole family to enjoy a stroll and watch the boats and the people. The restaurants on offer are generally pretty good. My favorites are The Greek and Milano's (who has a not to be missed Lobster Special on Wednesday nights!). But most of the stores are... More 

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting the Ventura Harbor Village! We have several very popular annual festivals, and invite you to return and enjoy them. Cottontail Day (celebrated over the Easter weekend) is one of our popular events, as is the upcoming Pirate Days weekend on July 18&19. To see our full event calendar, visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com and click on 'Calendar'. Hope... More 

Santa Maria, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love walking around the harbor. Great exercise, flat surfaces. Fun shops and great food. Fun time watching the ships and people.

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit the Ventura Harbor! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - hope to see you back soon! More 

Dickinson, North Dakota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I fell in love with this peaceful place. Full of great things to see and do. My family took a boat tour of the Harbor that lasted 40 minutes and even took us out on to the open water of the Ocean. It was a nice place to walk around and shop. There was a dock with 6 or 7... More 

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time in the Ventura Harbor Village! Our sea lions are a definite favorite of all our visitors. Hope to see you back here soon! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ventura Harbor was great for the family, the kids loved it. Great place to go kayaking, and boat ride. Were planning to go again and spend more time there.

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California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
7 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice place to walk around and shop. We rented an electric boat from Ventura Harbor boat rentals and enjoyed boating around the harbor. Lunch at Brophy's was good, but their service was SLOW.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place is great for a few hours with the family. We were just driving through and decided to stop and check it out. Lots of great little shops - ice cream, coffee, toys and trinkets. Also a perfect spot for any photographers out there.

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VenturaHarbor, Guest Relations Manager at Ventura Harbor Village, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip out to see us! Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Ventura, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We frequently visit Ventura Harbor Village mainly to feed our fish fix from Andria's then a look at what the Beach Break has to offer. Been doing it for at least 15 years and always enjoy it.

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