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Ventura Harbor

Appreciate delicious seafood, sandy beaches, whale watching and charming friendliness in this waterfront area with access to Channel Islands National Park.

A protective peninsula surrounds Ventura Harbor’s five marinas and oceanfront dining and shopping. Savor fresh seafood, play on sandy beaches or get out on the water to boat, fish or observe birds and marine life.

Explore the Pacific Ocean from Ventura Harbor. Rent watercraft ranging from kayaks and paddleboards to powerboats and Jet Skis. Try sportfishing. Harbor tours or dinner cruises offer stress-free hours on the water. Go whale watching to spot sea creatures including humpbacks, orcas, dolphins and sea lions. Catch a boat to Channel Islands National Park for outstanding wildlife viewing, sea kayaking and diving. Hike inland and camp overnight.

Put on your swimsuit and enjoy the sun and surf. Harbor Cove Beach, also called Mother’s Beach, is known as one of the area’s safest beaches. Appreciate the stunning views of the Ventura coastline and boats coming in and out of the harbor. Go kayaking or swim in the blue ocean.

Catch a wave at Surfer’s Knoll Beach. Search for shells and sea glass in the sand or walk along the beach’s bird sanctuary. Experienced surfers take advantage of the surf break at the mouth of the Santa Clara River. Because of rip tides, swimming is not recommended here.

Sample fresh seafood at Ventura’s many restaurants and cafés. Get your own catch of the day at the weekly Saturday Fisherman’s Market. Tuna, halibut, prawn, crab, sea cucumber and more are available fresh off the boats. If you prefer, have seafood prepared for you at Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Market, a famous local institution.

Visit the one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants under red tile rooftops at Ventura Harbor Village. Play arcade games or ride on the indoor carousel. Relax and laugh at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club.

Travel conveniently on the fun and free Downtown Harbor Trolley. Go between the downtown Ventura Visitor Center and Ventura Harbor Village on a classic open-air trolley car, with stops at hotels and attractions.

Ventura Harbor has moderate weather for pleasant visits any time of year. Drive here in 15 minutes from the center of Ventura or about 90 minutes north from Los Angeles.


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Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort $125
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort

1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Clara Estuary Nature Preserve and Ventura Harbor. Ventura Pier is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

    The Pierpont Inn $139
    The Pierpont Inn

    The Pierpont Inn

    550 San Jon Rd, Ventura, CA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ventura City Beach and Ventura Pier. Ventura County Fairgrounds and Ventura Harbor are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ventura Station is 23 minutes by foot.

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ventura $116
      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ventura

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ventura

      1080 Navigator Dr, Ventura, CA
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Ventura, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Clara Estuary Nature Preserve and Ventura Harbor. Olivas Adobe Historical Park and South Jetty Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach $76
        Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach

        Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach

        2145 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Pierpont Bay, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ventura City Beach, Ventura Pier, and Ventura Harbor. Ventura County Fairgrounds is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

          2925 Pierpont Blvd Home
          2925 Pierpont Blvd Home

          2925 Pierpont Blvd Home

          2925 Pierpont Blvd, Ventura, CA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Pierpont Bay, this golf vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Ventura City Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ventura Harbor and Ventura Pier. Ventura County Fairgrounds is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

            1417g - "after Dune Delight"
            1417g - "after Dune Delight"

            1417g - "after Dune Delight"

            Ventura, CA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Pierpont Bay, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ventura City Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ventura Harbor and Ventura Pier. Ventura County Fairgrounds is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

              Ventura Beach Marriott $135
              Ventura Beach Marriott

              Ventura Beach Marriott

              2055 Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Pierpont Bay, this golf hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ventura City Beach, Ventura Pier, and Ventura Harbor. Ventura County Fairgrounds is 2 mi (3.1 km) away.

                Large Ventura Keys Waterfront 4 Bedroom Home
                Large Ventura Keys Waterfront 4 Bedroom Home

                Large Ventura Keys Waterfront 4 Bedroom Home

                2835 Surfrider Avenue, Ventura, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Pierpont Bay, this golf vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Ventura City Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ventura Harbor and Ventura Pier. Ventura County Fairgrounds is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.