The sun is shining, the sea is glistening, and spiny lobster season is finally here – HAPPY SEAFOOD MONTH! Let your taste buds determine your next overnight vacay with delicious seafood options at Ventura Harbor & scenic Ventura Harbor Village.
Just steps from harborside hotels are a quality selection of restaurants, boutique shops, galleries, and a variety of live entertainment + fun on the water. All complimented with spectacular fall sunsets over the ocean at the end of the day. Read below for six ways to celebrate National Seafood Month with Ventura Harbor.
Plus, need a little sea-foodie teaser to get inspired for your next meal? We thought you might! CLICK HERE to SEA the FOODIE video!
- Eat More Fish – It is really, really good for you
It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and packed with omega 3s, lean protein, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such as iron, iodine, and zinc. Psst — Fish oil doesn’t compete, so add more locally sourced seafood in your diet!
- Head to the Ventura Harbor for Handcrafted Chowders & Stews
Ventura Harbor prides itself on offering over 10 unique mouthwatering handcrafted clam chowder recipes at various waterfront restaurants, plus a variety of cioppinos and hearty dishes to warm your inner core. Enjoy with a glass of wine, warm bread & stunning Harbor views! Yum! Click for dining options.
- Catch Your Own in the Channel off Ventura
Calling sportfishing enthusiasts of all ages! Nothing is better than being out on the open ocean and the thrill of bringing back the catch of the day to post for friends to envy! Ventura Harbor Sportfishing has a fleet of fishing vessels and they offer frequent trips out of Ventura Harbor. Click for sportfishing info.
- Dine with Ocean Views at Ventura Harbor
From famous Fish N’ Chips and large, generous servings of seafood at the Ventura Harbor Village’s anchor restaurant, Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market (a fan-favorite for over 38 years) to the popular Brophy Bros Restaurant & Clam Bar with fresh clams, oysters, and stellar seafood (and an award winning Bloody Mary), Ventura Harbor is home to an abundance of seafood offerings with a variety of cuisines to select from to enjoy seafood items off the menu: French, Mexican, Greek, Cuban, American, and fine-dining to walk up casual. Click to SEA restaurant choices. October is National Seafood Month and what better way to celebrate than by the sea. Learn how the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood—both wild-caught and farmed.
- Support Local Fresh Seafood Fish Markets & Fisherman on Your Visit
Ventura is fortunate to have an abundance of Fish Markets including several in the Ventura Harbor. Options range from daily fish markets like Wild Local Seafood who are founded on sustainable fishing practices, to weekly markets from local fisherman selling right from the dock at the Saturday Fisherman’s Market at Harbor Village. Plus, famous Andria’s Fish Market is open daily and Ventura Fresh Fish has a ‘Dock to Doorstep’ program where you can get the freshest catch delivered. With the array of options, there are no excuses not to support local fisherman on your travels and try new seafood recipes while you visit. Trust us, you’ll be hooked and want to make Ventura Harbor fish markets a must-stop for fresh catch! Click for Fish Market info.
- Snap. Post. Eat. Enter the Ventura Harbor Seafood Eats Photo Contest!
Join in the National Seafood Month Photo Contest on your visit to the Ventura Harbor this October – One lucky winner will be selected for a $25 Gift Cert for your next return visit to a seafood restaurant of choice in Ventura Harbor. All you have to do is post a photo of a seafood meal from a harbor restaurant, use #SeafoodEats in the caption and tag @VenturaHarbor. Click for details.