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Ventura Pier and Promenade

Address: 750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #8 of 33 Activities in Ventura
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beach was nice and clean and pier was great. There are restaurants on the pier which makes it convenient.

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurants on the pier are great! There are also some nice places a short walk away by the hotels. It's wonderful to take a sunset walk on the pier and then relax at one of the restaurants!

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APPLE VALLEY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Having seen many California piers, there wasn't much going on here. We walked to the end, it is long, watched the fishermen, and ate lunch there.

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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very spacious, easy walk with an excellent veiw of surfers, beach fun and picturesque views. Great place to enjoy the sunset. No coffee shops around for us addicts but there are restaurants and other amenities near by.

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Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A great place for a walk in the sun and also to get in the water and catch some waves. A few places to eat in the area as well as some sidewalk food vendors in season. You can walk, bike or skate along the promenade.

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Ventura, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The promenade and pier provide a nice place to walk or ride bikes. The pier is about 1/4 mile long and has nice views of the sunrise, sunset, and the hills of Ventura. There is a decent taco joint, but unfortunately, the restaurant on the pier pretty much sucks. The view is great, but the food, service, and noise level... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Who knew that if one hopped in one's car in Los Angeles and headed north on the 101 Freeway, one would discover a cute yet cool; hip and happening place that is downtown Ventura. My wife and I loved this place. Here are a few criteria that a place needs to win our love: #1 the absence of chains. By... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Ventura promenade reveals beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city could do a better job regulating the Pan Handlers and homeless situation that exists along to promenade. It is hard to go more than 100 feet without being harassed for money or have undesirable comments thrown your way. Too bad it is a very beautiful place.

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725 Nocumi Street
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walking on the Ventura pier and Promenade is fun. We often take the bridge from Spencer Mackenzie's fish taco restaurant, over highway 101, to the pier and promenade. Easy walking. You can watch surfers as you go north on the promenade. Going south takes you to the state beach and Pierpont beach. However, if you are looking for shopping or... More 

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had just eaten at Sambos & then drove out unto the pier. That was kind of cool & if you buy anything at a shop or eat place you can get a stamp & parking is free. Wish we'd had some time to eat out here. Folks were fishing & kayaks were going by. I imagine it would be... More 

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