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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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Lunch, fudge, carousel, games, kayaks, but sadly, no fast boats for rental

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 

Santa Clarita, California
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182 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We always arrive here about 11:30am and stop at Andreas for lunch. Another nice place to eat is at Brophys. After eating we start eating we start our walk around the harbor where there are many shops to go into as well as lots of places to eat later on. The harbor is filled with all types of ships and... 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, Charlie! We're so glad that you enjoy your time here - hope to see you soon. More 

Carpinteria, California
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My two favorite restaurants are here.Brothy brothers ,where a I love the fish and chip.There is also one in Santa Barbara harbor. Then there is a small very good and fresh fish market and restaurant ,Andrias.

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Rainier, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Although there are the usual tourist-trap souvenir shops, and over-priced restaurants here, the main draw is the harbor. There are all kinds of work-boats, fishing boats and pleasure craft. Also rentals of various kinds of watercraft. It is (mostly) dog-friendly, with many of the restaurants having patios where dogs are welcome (Andria's is our fave). On Saturdays (early) there is... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Has several restaurants, shops, harbor cruises and paddle boat/kayak rentals. We were able to keep the kids busy for most of the day. Was a short walk to the beach (although they say that the parking area is not to be used for beach parking).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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15 attraction reviews
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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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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 

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Additional Information about Ventura Harbor Village

Address: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-477-0470
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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