Best Places for Scenic Pictures of Ventura

Ready, Set, Snap! There are many places to take
breathtaking scenic pictures of Ventura

The surrounding beauty of Ventura County inspires many amateur photographers (like us). Browse through our pics from our personal photo album...

Views from Grant Park

Hands down, Grant Park provides the very best panoramic view of the great Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Pier, and Downtown Ventura below.

Panoramic view of Grant Park

Grant Park picnic

On a nice sunny day, enjoy a serene picnic lunch under a large shady tree as you gaze out at the neighboring hills on your right and the sailboats gliding by on your left.
Grant Park Hillside View of Ventura pier from Grant Park

View of the pier from the pedestrian bridge

The entrance to the pedestrian freeway bridge is across the street from the parking structure next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Ventura Pier at dusk

Make this a stop during an after dinner walk or bike ride to catch a spectacular sunset.

Where the Ventura River Trail meets the Pacific Ocean

Whether you get here by walking, jogging or biking, this is the ultimate rest stop.

Ventura River Estuary

Besides the beautiful estuary and it's wildlife, the view includes sailboats and kite surfers in the great Pacific, and the coastal foothills. Bring your worries and leave them here.

Harbor Village view from Margarita Villa restaurant

Ventura Harbor Village at dusk Ventura Harbor Tower
At the Harbor tower, take the stairs or elevator up to the outdoor patio of Margarita Villa restaurant for one of best views of the harbor village.

Santa Cruz Island from kayak

These pictures were taken on our first time Kayaking, which is the only way to really see these rock formations...

Inside Sea CaveMarge Simpson Arch, Santa Cruz Island

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Pictures From Our Visitors

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Sunrise Over Ventura Harbor 
Early morning walks in Ventura are always memorable and sometimes breathtaking.

Botanical Garden Trail View 
We took an evening hike up the Ventura Botanical Garden Trail with our Macaw, Arby.It's located behind the original court house on Poli. The path is really …

Ventura Morning 
View of Ventura from the hills above the city.

boardwalk sunrise 
Enjoying the sunrise from the boardwalk

Early morning on the Ventura boardwalk, 2012 
Picture taken during a morning walk on the Ventura beach. 
The following website is an archive of historical aerial photography that has been tucked away for about 30 years. These photos are of Ventura County from …

Cruisin' to the Beach 
Where the Ventura river meets with the Pacific is a place I enjoy in more ways than one. Rain or shine, alone or with company, body surf, run, rock hunt, …

snapped on october 16, 2012.

Faria State Park 
Faria State Park, Ventura county. Ocean front camping with a nice surf break and fishing beach to walk to.

Arch Rock, Anacapa Island 
This photo of Anacapa Islands Arch Rock was taken from Grant Park with a 300mm lens, around noon during the fall of 2010.

Surfers at Faria Beach Park 
My friends came for a visit and parked their RV at this state beach park where I met them for a visit. I live in Ventura real close to the ocean so enjoy …

Grant Park, Serra Cross 
Serra Cross Park is one of the most-visited areas in Ventura. For long-time members of this community, the cross represents what makes Ventura special …

Pier Perfect 
Taken at the pier during the first sunset of 2010. We love our pier!!

Grant park  Not rated yet
Grant park fire damage.

Grant Park fire damage. Not rated yet
This is a photo I took at grant park


blue-billed duck Not rated yet
i spotted this blue-billed duck at the water treatment plant settling ponds. it made my day

ponds  Not rated yet
i recently discovered the water treatment ponds. i could spend all day in the peaceful setting.


Father Serra 2016 Not rated yet

N California & Poli Not rated yet
looking south to the promenade... I miss my county

Sunset at the Beach Not rated yet
Sunset at Christmas Eve. at one of Ventura County's fine beaches.

Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann Speaking at Climate Rally September 21, 2014 Not rated yet
Deacon Ed Mills of St. Augustine Church gave a blessing and Mayor Cheryl Heitmann welcomed over 200 people's climate marchers to Ventura on September 21, …

Peuyoko Perez does a Chumash blessing for the Ventura People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 Not rated yet
Over 200 came from across Ventura County--workers and professionals, veterans and retirees, elected officials and young parents, and students and graduates …

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Waves Pound Ventura Pier Not rated yet
Took this photo during a high seas condition. Shows the power of the sea and the ability for the pier to remain undamaged

2 Trees, An Historic Landmark Not rated yet
Taken from Ventura Harbor ......... One of the most recognizable land marks in Ventura is a site known as two trees. Ventura is embraced by a necklace …

Buena Ventura Mission Not rated yet
I took this image while visiting Ventura

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Have a look at some of the entries
from last year's Best Spring Photo Contest...

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