Ventura Pier and Promenade

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regis k
Arcadia, CA1,474 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
When visiting Ventura, this pier is a must visit place. This gives you a beautiful view of the beach and a place to eat and drink while enjoying the ocean view and the breeze.

With temperatures over 110F in the inland areas in LA, it’s quite a relief to come out here to feel the ocean breeze brushing over your face.

The pier is long and crowded but very one seemed to observe safety measures by wearing masks. There’s only one restaurant on the pier and the line looked very long.

The walk on the pier was very pleasant with the temperature’s around 70F. From the pier, you can watch people swim in the ocean. The water’s kind of dirty but people don’t mind and seemed to having a good time.

For parking, there is public parking structure next to the pier for $10. If you eat there and stay less than 2 hours, there is no charge.
Written August 15, 2020
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,044 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
If you're looking for something relaxing and free to do while in Ventura then come take a walk on the pier. Its actually quite long so it takes awhile to get to the end. The day we went it wasn't too crowded and we quite enjoyed our walk despite the fact it was pretty chilly with the wind blowing. I would definitely recommend dressing in layers with a long sleeve hoodie or jacket to keep you warm. Overall we had a great time and we would definitely visit here again.
Written September 7, 2021
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ11,676 contributions
Jul 2022
Enjoyable Pier area, great at sunset and wonderful views and so close to the downtown Ventura area. Quite enjoyable. one thing though the Public Bathrooms here are disgraceful, flooded and disgustingly dirty, that's kinda a shame and embarrassment for the city and people in general. Despite that quite enjoyed the actual Pier area.
Written August 4, 2022
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Monica
Oxnard, CA168 contributions
Sep 2019
The pier is beautifully redone with gorgeous vistas of the Channel Islands on a clear day. There are benches and two restaurants on the pier, as well as fishing and historical markers. On the promenade, there are several restaurants, bike areas, walking areas, and benches. On one end is Surfer's point where you can get a view of surfers and find other walking areas.
Written February 8, 2020
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Dolores O
Pahrump, NV3 contributions
Mar 2020
What can I say? It's all so beautiful. When I was in my 20's my sister & I lived in Port Hueneme. We spent a lot of time at the beach. After work we'd sit on the rocks, have our dinner, drink our wine & watch the sun go down. Ventura has changed a bit as does everything. It still is beautiful & holds many wonderful memories.
Written March 10, 2020
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MelvinPusfinger
Santa Monica, CA538 contributions
Mar 2021
We visited here on a Thursday afternoon and that worked out very well. Not many people on the promenade or the pier. The pier itself is very impressive. Quite long for a pier here on the coast of California. And no shops or stalls along the pier, unlike the pier at Santa Monica and many other places. And the views from the pier are very impressive. Great place for a stroll. The railings have openings so be careful with her young children. And. there is plenty of free parking nearby. There is also a small playground beside the pier.
Written March 25, 2021
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Ryder’sleash
Medford, OR65 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Ventura pier never disappoints! I lived in Ventura for many, many years and this was my daily walk! So when I go home for a visit I still love taking this walk the views of the Channel Islands are amazing and there are always surfers out at the point. You can get a great fish taco and a beer or just hang out with the fisherman. Ventura pier and Promenade is a great way to people watch or get your cardio.
Written January 12, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,313 contributions
Jan 2022
The beach and beachside path is clean and a wonderful place to walk/run/bike with great sights and sounds of the ocean. The pier and promenade have clean restrooms, a couple of restaurants, and a great place to fish/walk/meditate. This is a true gem for the city of Ventura.
Written January 25, 2022
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,863 contributions
Jul 2020
Long pier with some restaurants. You can get a full view of the beach and the ocean from the pier. There is a charge for parking.
Written August 2, 2020
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tom_treddles
Auckland, New Zealand138 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
As a local I have grown up with the Pier and Promenade and am saddened by its current state.
The City of Ventura has become "Sanctuary City" and allow people who live in the nearby river bottom to overrun the Promenade after dark. The local transient population and other people who make you feel unsafe have made this a favorite. Your likely to be accosted for money or cigarettes or just made to feel unsafe. I don't ever go down there after 8:00 PM.
Written July 2, 2013
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