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Ventura Pier and Promenade

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Address: 750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001
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Not exceptional, but worth the walk

I love piers, so in spite of the bad reviews, I gave this one a try. It made for a great walk and relaxing evening. I wouldn't mind going back, but I wouldn't personally go out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Ventura, California. I almost don't want to share this with anyone so it doesn't get more tourists. But Ventura really is an amazing place to visit. It's got the charm and character of a small town, with all the updates any modern city could have. Excellent views, accommodations, food and music.

Thank sessa59
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love piers, so in spite of the bad reviews, I gave this one a try. It made for a great walk and relaxing evening. I wouldn't mind going back, but I wouldn't personally go out of my way to make the visit. Note: The homeless do use the area for sleeping at night, but I didn't have any issues... More 

Thank Matt H
Ventura, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place on a hot day or at sunset to enjoy a walk out on the old wood pier and take in the city and ocean views

Thank LeasaMarie2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a pier with a lot of homeless people fishing. We were hoping for a great sunset and romantic stroll but felt intimidated. So walked swiftly to the end and back.

Thank Ipkiss1066
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fishing off the pier, a person got a 32 inch white bass while we were there. The perfect length for a short walk.

Thank victoriah185
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue skies and cool breezes surround you when you get to this location. A great place to enjoy an ice cream cone and have a few laughs. Bring the dog with for a great walk!

Thank Manny L
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to walk, take your dog, or ride your bike. There are arts and crafts booths on the weekend. The pavement is very wide along the promenade and narrows before and after it. There is beach area below the promenade but in some places that can be a small area due to high tides. There are a few restaurants... More 

Thank balinabeach
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I walk here regularly. Ocean view and breeze, watch the surfers, handful of local restaurants. A few homeless hanging around, but usually keep to themselves

Thank Lawrence K
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventura Pier is a nice pier for an afternoon walk. Great view of the beach, ocean and Ventura. Always lots of fishermen and colorful locals.

Thank eniwder
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long pier that stretches out into the ocean. Some nice views of the ocean and beach. Pleasant to stroll and to sit on the benches.

Thank RKtrekking

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