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Ventura Harbor Village

Address: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-477-0470
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Ventura
Type: Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: We love our Harbor! Our Facebook page is a place for our local community, as well as welcome...
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Type: Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Ventura, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
48 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hidden behind the Four Points Sheraton and Holiday Inn on Harbor Blvd. heading south out of Ventura, follow the signs to Spinnaker Drive to find a parking area and a group of shops and restaurants encircling the harbor on the spit that separates the harbor from the ocean. Sailboats and fishing boats fill the harbor along with Island Packers boat... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We walked over from our hotel hoping to enjoy some time shopping and seeing the harbor from the orther side. The place looks all but abandonded. Very sad. Looks like it could have been nice in the day. The smell (not your usual harbor smells) was overpowering. The place needs a good cleaning and some marketing to bring in some... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good place to stroll through to take in unusual shops and places to eat. Great views and lots to do, including very close to the Channel Islands National Park Center. Don't miss the Village Hat store and the wonderful carousel that still delights children. Great place to be on a warm summer day.

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Right across from the ocean, the Ventura Harbor Village has Italian, Japanese, Greek, Mexican, French, grilled cheese, and of course seafood restaurants. The shops range from a hat store, local artists galleries, and swim suit store to an ice cream parlor that is just yummy for the entire family!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No matter what you desire you can find it in the Ventura Harbor. Wonderful restaurants, from Greek to Seafood, or maybe just an ice cream cone. Maybe a serene walk around the harbor, rent a kayak or even a sail boat. Or you feel more adventurous a day trip so Anacapa Island could also be had. A must visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

How do you fancy shops with a view then this is the place for you. My husband bought a hat there and the service was great. Places to eat coffee ice cream etc and you can hire a boat as well.

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342 reviews 342 reviews
84 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to walk around. Several good restaurants and shops. It's very relaxing to walk around and look at the boats and the harbor. We like to take our dogs too. They love it.

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simi valley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love this marina. So many great choices in dining and great local gifts. Solo, couples, families and locals. Fun for everyone. Free parking, clean and Saturday you can buy fish right off the boats!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I love a marina full of nice boats. We were there a couple Sundays ago. It was a beautiful day. Not too many people; some walking, some in restaurants. Mostly walked the promenade. Good shops. Free parking. Nice beach only a 5 minute walk away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ventura Harbor Village is not worthy of Ventura. The tourist shops carry overpriced trinkets, the physical plant has seen better days and some of the restaurants are iffy. On the other hand, great views of Ventura's pretty working harbor and fried oysters at Andrea's Seafood!

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