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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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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 nice way to spend a relaxing afternoon

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Palmdale, California
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When the summer heat of the SoCal desert inhabitants gets just too much for them, the Ventura Harbor Village will give them that cool sea breeze to get them through another month. The drive from our home is 74 miles and we sit outside in the best fish and chip restaurant around, in the cool breeze and then a long... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ventura Harbor Village is a nice harbor tourist experience with numerous restaurants, an arcade, shopping and views of many boats and ships. It is beginning to show its age and could use some TLC, but still an interesting spot. It would suffer in comparison to Sea Port Village in San Diego (as would a lot of other places).

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Near enough to L.A. to reach in under an hour, the harbor has an assortment of nice restaurants, a small arcade with a carousel, beachy shops and lots of docked boats - from fishing to luxury - to browse. Best of all: Ventura Beach (aka Buenaventura) is across the street. It's a wide expanse of sand and shore, and is... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for a walk at around 6 pm on a Tuesday, there were a couple of restaurants and an ice cream shop. Carousel and arcade zone were outdated and rusty. The walk was nice, saw boats at the marina and birds were great to see shops were okay. It just gave me a sense of it being old and somewhat... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easy to getaround: from the 101 highway to the Harbor Village (walking, or bike riding is all anyone needs), the town is designed nearby the Train (great option from San Diego to consider vice driving). Loved 805 Bar for the quaintness on the Pier and music. The fish and chips were remarkable at Brophy Bros Restaurant and Clam bar (which... More 

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Lancaster, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ventura Harbor is a great place to hang out with the girls or couples. Andrias is the best for Fish and Chips. There is kayak, paddle boat rentals. All kinds of boat excursions leave from the harbor. Plenty of shoppes to explore.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Yup, you can get that super cute bikini at Ventura Swimwear in The Harbor. How about a cold icy beer or cocktail..walk upstairs to Brophy Brothers. Maybe you feel like a delicious fish taco..head over to Andria's across the parking lot. Top that off with a few laughs at the Comedy Club…and you have had quite a day. All this... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

...used to go here every weekend before we moved away from CA... Visited CA in June, and this was a must stop. Spend the night in Ventura, and spent the afternoon here browsing, eating a late lunch, and swimming at the state beach. It is a great place to spend the day.... Nice shops, nice restaurants, and the beach is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a whole day experience for sure. We have been taking our kids to Ventura Harbor Village for 18 years so far. This place is low key, casual, a bit dated, but always fun for kids of all ages. Our routine generally involves eating at Andria's and then walking over to the Carousel for games and home made fudge.... More 

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

Hi Kim, Thanks so much for visiting the Ventura Harbor Village! We're so glad that you enjoy coming here with your friends and family. Andria's Seafood and Ventura Swimwear continue to be Harbor favorites, and it's good to hear that you agree! This weekend, Ventura Boat Rentals debuted Jet Skis, which you can now rent and ride! For more information,... More 

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