A Message to Our Visitors Regarding Covid-19
Published March 19, 2020
In these times of uncertainty and apprehension, we are here for you. The Ventura Harbor’s primary concern is for the health, safety, and welfare of our community. We will continue to stay connected digitally and share ways to still support local business from the comforts of your home.
BEACHES – City of Ventura beaches, including Ventura Harbor beaches, have limited closure (sitting, standing, loitering, and/or gathering is not permitted). However, beaches are available for exercise (walking, running, jogging, surfing, and active movement only.) Ventura Harbor beach parking lots remain closed with limited restroom availability, in support of the “Stay Well at Home” order, issued by the Ventura County Public Health Officer. Click here for more information, or click graphics below.
CURBSIDE PICK UP FOR DINING AND RETAIL- Please continue to patronize locally-owned Ventura Harbor restaurants, fish markets, and harbor shops that are open for curbside or online shopping. Click here for a listing of restaurant & market takeout options. Click here for a listing of shops. We ask that visitors confirm in advance hours of operations directly with Harbor businesses, services, and markets (as these may change daily). Kindly call ahead to place orders, keep 6ft distance from others at all times, please take orders to go and consume food & beverage off site.
BOATING – Boaters have access to the Ventura Harbor public launch ramp with new guidelines and protocols in place. Click here for launch ramp rules.
SUPPORT LOCAL – Purchasing a gift card, curbside pickup, shopping online, and booking travel in advance are other ways in which the local community can support small business for shopping, dining, entertainment, and overnight stays in the Ventura Harbor in the future. Click here to learn how you can lend your support to small harbor businesses.
STAY CONNECTED – We invite you to stay connected to the sea, Ventura Harbor businesses, and the Channel Islands National Park from the comfort of your home. We miss having our customers and guests seaside and want to continue to share ways to stay in touch. Click here for ways to connect.
VENTURA HARBOR ADMINISTRATION – Ventura Port District closed administrative offices to the public Thursday, March 19, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Staff is still available by phone/email. Click here to read the admin update from General Manager, Brian Pendleton.
SANITATION – The safety and health of patrons and our employees remain a top priority. Outdoor surfaces/restrooms continue to be regularly sanitized with increased frequency. We encourage all visitors and harbor residents to follow healthy practices and social distancing, in accordance with CDC guidelines (see below) and continue practice of safe hygiene. If you are sick, please save your visit to the Ventura Harbor until you are well. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the County of Ventura Emergency Information and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of the virus.
Ventura Harbor appreciates your continued support of locally-owned and operated harbor businesses as we all support each other through these challenging times. We hope you and your family stay well.
In the meantime, we invite you to use #shareseasidejoy and tag us @venturaharbor on Facebook & Instagram to share memorable moments or favorite pictures living the seaside lifestyle at Ventura Harbor or the Channel Islands National Park. Now is the time to share smiles and scenic beauty as we stay at home and look forward gathering together on the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village.
The sea is a healing place, and we will get through this together.