Film Permits

Film at the Harbor

Ventura Harbor offers a variety of film, video, commercial, TV, and photoshoot options. From stunning beach settings to backdrops featuring commercial and recreational boats or a Harbor Village with gangways down to the dock, Ventura Harbor is conveniently located only 60 miles north of Los Angeles.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you.

For details on filming and how to apply, please complete the Ventura Harbor Film Application and send it to the contact listed in the application. You will then be contacted to discuss your specific needs and scene with the Film Liaison to ensure time for needed approvals.  For more information, you can call Susan Bogue, 805-477-0470 ext. 402, Monday & Thursday.

“We want to compliment the General Manager, Marketing Team, and Harbor Master for facilitating the shoot and making it happen with a short lead time.  Ventura Harbor will be the first location on our mind when it comes to water, boats, and beaches.”

- Jim McClafferty, Supervising Location Manager, CBS Film Shoot,September, 2021

Easy permitting for all types of filming:

  • Feature Films
  • TV Series
  • Commercials
  • Music Videos

Amenities Include:

  • Pristine Beaches
  • Sand Dunes
  • Wetlands Access
  • Reasonable Rates
  • Weekend Filming off-peak season
  • Onsite Hotels
  • Horses & Vehicles may be allowed
  • Public Launch Ramp
  • Access to Harbor Patrol Boats & Staff
  • Indoor Beach Restrooms
  • Catering from Onsite Restaurants