Ventura Harbor

Ventura Harbor featuring sailing and general coastal views
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Ventura Harbor

Inn On The Beach
Inn On The Beach
2 out of 5
1175 South Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $150 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this beach hotel in Ventura. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (716 reviews)
"The hotel is a little worn, but it is ON the beach! I mean our windows were open all night, the ocean breeze and sounds flowed into the room, who cares about the carpet! I oved it and can't wait to go back!"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Inn On The Beach
Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $169 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ventura. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,027 reviews)
"Don’t judge hotel by the exterior… outside is dated, inside has been updated, well cleaned even freshened our room daily. Before our stay we were told pool and hot tub not opened and sack breakfast. However, breakfast was fully functional but we did not check the pool."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
3.5 out of 5
1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $189 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ventura. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and free train station pick-up. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4/5 Very Good! (994 reviews)
"there was no complimentary breakfast or drinks. & the pool door was broken so i had to bug other ppl to open the door"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Ventura Harbor

Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach
Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach
2 out of 5
2145 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $86 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach
Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
298 S Chestnut St, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $169 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Amanzi Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
3.5 out of 5
1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $189 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
Inn On The Beach
Inn On The Beach
2 out of 5
1175 South Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $150 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Inn On The Beach
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA, 93001
The price is $308 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
HARBOR ESCAPE! MARINA! HOT TUB! HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
HARBOR ESCAPE! MARINA! HOT TUB! HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
Ventura, CA
HARBOR ESCAPE! MARINA! HOT TUB! HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
Harbortown Oceanfront Resort--sleeps 6
Harbortown Oceanfront Resort--sleeps 6
Ventura, CA
Harbortown Oceanfront Resort--sleeps 6
MARINA DREAM! HEATED POOL! HOT TUB! ON THE MARINA! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
MARINA DREAM! HEATED POOL! HOT TUB! ON THE MARINA! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
Ventura, CA
MARINA DREAM! HEATED POOL! HOT TUB! ON THE MARINA! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6!
FAB in VENTURA! MARINA RESORT! HOT TUB, HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6
FAB in VENTURA! MARINA RESORT! HOT TUB, HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6
Ventura, CA
FAB in VENTURA! MARINA RESORT! HOT TUB, HEATED POOL! 1BR/2BA Sleeps 6
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.