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Ventura Pier and Promenade

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Address: 750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001

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Wonderful views, good fishing, cool local restaurants.

This pier has been re-opened after repairs after last years storms. There is a bridge over the freeway to get access fro the hotels on Main Street. There is a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
phillip_seaman
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk out to the end enjoying the people, the ocean, the fresh air. and then hit up the Sea Food restaurant for a Fantastic meal overlooking the beach and the ocean\/pier.

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Big Bear City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took an evening walk on the pier and promenade. So fun and low key. All kinds of folks just hanging out, playing music, walking dogs. I can't wait to go back tomorrow and try the restaurants!

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Thank Pam P
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An outstanding area to walk around, get some fresh air and enjoy the smell of the ocean. You can fish from the pier or enjoy the serenity of being out over the ocean. Fantastic views while walking in the whole area and some good restaurants thrown in for good measure.

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Thank Kyle U
Stockholm, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice walk with many options For lunch break. Take a stroll , enjoy stores and restaurants. Probably the most touristic thing to do in Ventura. Totally ok.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pier has been re-opened after repairs after last years storms. There is a bridge over the freeway to get access fro the hotels on Main Street. There is a couple of restaurants at the base of the pier. One fast food style, the other is a bit more stylish. There is lots of good fishing and a great view... More 

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Chandler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views and location from anywhere in Ventura. I've been here on a work assignment for over 3 months. Great place to run, walk, bike, dog walk or just sit back at any one of numerous places to view all the activity of all the promenade and beaches has to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Close to hotel, did some fishing, variety of restaurants on pier, great view of everything, had the beach house tacos, which were good

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Thank Lucy R
Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love walking along here watching and listening to the waves. Very relaxing and always friendly people to talk to. The choice of restaurants is great. If you like to fish this is a great place to spend the day. There is a homeless population but I've never been bothered by anyone. There's a good police presence especially in the evening.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have walked on the Pier often over the decades, as well as strolling down the promenade. The pier offers a perspective - of the ocean, of the city and of the hillsides. The displays provide historical color and information about the early days and development of Ventura. You can enjoy watching folks fishing, surfing and other water activities -... More 

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Ventura California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This relic has been rebuilt so many times and rightfully so! It was built in 1872 and I fished here when i was so young my parents used to tie me to the railing so i wouldn't fall over the side!! so cool to come here and bring my kids here to share the memories I had and see what... More 

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