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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (712 reviews)
“people watching” (496 reviews)
“santa monica” (507 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just as expected Venice Beach never fails to entertain. Great food on the boardwalk as I had some lamb gyros. The Beach was nice and the water was cold. Best sunset in the West.

Thank miller9115
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at a small inn on the beach. We had a lovely short stay. Most restaurants, shopping, and hotels are within walking distance. We watched a fabulous sun set. Loved it!!

Thank Jo Lena C
Reviewed yesterday

The Beach is quite nice, but not as good as Santa Monica or any Australian beach. The area is dirty and full of people trying to scam tourists out of their money. It is not like it is seen in movies.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a little disappointed in this place, it wasn't as nice as other areas. I would recommend checking it out.

Thank Dnnklly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The expectation of a fun stroll full of people watching and brunch was not going to happen at Venice Beach. It has become supremely touristy and full of junky souvenir shops, $5 tshirts, and junky fast food shops. Check out the ocean, walk the path...More

Thank CohenD1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

Venice Beach is one of the most known, filmed, shown beaches in the world. Featured in movies, tv shows, music videos, commercials and video games. Everybody recognise the boardwalk, muscle beach, the skatepark, the lifeguard towers. Here you can spend the whole day should you...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Keep your children close. Do not make eye contact. There are people begging for money all around! Great shops and food.

Thank nljtravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walk the walk and enjoy the beach and the people. A bit tourist trap with hustlers but just ignore them.

Thank Arthur_Hoogeveen
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the coolest beach I've every seen! Food, shops, skatepark, gorgeous views and a hip vibe! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Jesse B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is optimum for fascinating people-watching. The beach is deep and beautiful, the sunsets unparalleled, and it's full of shops and quirky cafes. As soon as the sun goes down, though, it turns into a tent city, and can feel very unsafe. However, walking...More

Thank TRIPTravelTailor
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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12 September 2017|
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Response from TravelAdam88 | Reviewed this property |
Well, first of all if you want to stay somewhere on the cheap, definitely go to the "Walk of Fame Hostel" on Hollywood Blvd. Book as soon as you know your dates! Tons of hot girls from all of the world.... you'll love, plus... More
7 August 2017|
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Response from Grondy | Reviewed this property |
If your hotel has a safe ok. If not carry it with you in those document - money pouch. Keep main cash separate from daily use cash.
Janet F
25 February 2017|
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Response from Carl J | Reviewed this property |
there are streets that run north and south a ways from the beach where you can find space, Indiana is one of them north of Venice Blvd