Ventura Pier

Pier Closure Update

The Historic Ventura Pier has been closed for public safety due to significant storm damage since January 2023. The remaining repairs include the replacement of several timber piles, bracing, and brackets. Reopening is anticipated by the end of the year.

The City of Ventura, Ventura County Emergency Services, California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and FEMA have surveyed the Pier damage.

To date, the total estimated cost to repair the Pier is $715,000. The City is currently seeking funding for the emergency repairs from FEMA, the State of California, the City of Ventura, and potential donations. Read the press release from April 21, 2023.

Note: All businesses located on the Pier remain open. 


The Historic Ventura Pier was originally constructed in 1872.  This historic site, which was once the longest wooden pier in California, has stood as a symbol of the region’s rich history and natural resources. Once the cornerstone of Ventura County’s agricultural, construction, and oil trade, today, the Ventura Pier is a favorite attraction for fishing, picnics, sunset strolls, and beautiful views of Ventura County’s coastline and the Channel Islands. Read more at the Parks and Recreation webpage.