Ventura Pier and Promenade

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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 4 August 2022
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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 25 January 2022
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CarolDM1900
Montpelier, VT3,333 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited this big, wide beach and its historic pier with a toddler in tow, and we were delighted to find such an interesting and appealing play area, on the land side but still close enough to enjoy the ocean breezes. Both the beach and the pier were very uncrowded when we visited on a weekday.

There were many colorful, imaginative climbing and play structures suitable for kids of all ages, and when things got too warm, we could wander out to the water's edge to cool off with a little wading and splashing, in view of the nearby lifeguards.

The old pier, built in the 1870s and still California's longest one, has its own charms in the way of beautiful views and colorful signs with pictures and text to describe the animals -- in the sea, on the land, and in the air -- who frequent this place. The chance to see someone fishing, maybe even pulling up a big one, is also fun, especially for little ones.

It's far to walk, so if you've got a baby or toddler with you, it would be a good idea to bring a stroller, and maybe also a few snacks and a drink when the weather is warm.

You can have a very nice time here and afterwards pop off to one of the popular nearby restaurants.

Highly Recommended.
Written 4 November 2021
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,041 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 7 September 2021
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Randel R
4 contributions
Jul 2021
Very beautiful views of the Ocean and the sunrise fromt he pier was amazing. There is also a Taco/ sea food place and bar right on the Pier.
Written 17 July 2021
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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 25 March 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 12 January 2021
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JohnChapin
Meath, Ireland60 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
What to say, nice pier, nice long beach, great for walking or running, gift shop and restaurant.

Great views, lots of people fishing off the pier, quiet and relaxing.
Written 20 October 2020
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Go Chiefs
2 contributions
Aug 2020
Lots of homeless around the pier and approaching families for change. No public restrooms so it really smells of urine where they are living in their cars in the parking lots.
Written 29 August 2020
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Dublinkim
Long Beach, CA17 contributions
Aug 2020
We ate at the Beach House Fish place with lots of outdoor seating on the pier and excellent food - yummy!
Written 23 August 2020
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