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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (616 reviews)
“people watching” (446 reviews)
“santa monica” (447 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
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Reviewed today

Very different to Australia lots of people have to wait for an hour just to go to toilet what stink, watch your wallet resturants crap fish and chips like fish fingers burnt markets ok

Thank Gordy B
Reviewed yesterday

I've visited Venice Beach several times since moving to Los Angeles. The beach itself is a little bit dirty in places, especially when compared to other beaches. Also, Venice is a little shady, but it can still be pretty fun.

Thank Taylor R
Reviewed yesterday

There's plenty going on here.Skate boarders perform their tricks. Basket ball, Gym lovers work out and lots of others entertainment to enjoy. Worth a visit.

Thank christhursfield
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend about 2 hours just walking around to see how the LA young entertain themselves in Venice. If you want a casual lunch allow another hour for that. Watch young men skate board in a bowl, men play basket ball, flex their muscles in an...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to have fun and have some relaxing time, with the funny street shows, all the stores along the way and the beach, also food places, all combined in one place.

Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took a Friend who came out of town to this beach and it was dirty. You are going to get many homeless at beaches in California but the amount of them was more then expected. You do have some good food options around the...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rent a bike if you want to enjoy the sunny day in Venice. Good for a sun bath on the sand. The skateboarding ramp is cool and there are a lot of small shops that sell souvenirs and gifts.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy, but you have the options to visit the touristy end of the boardwalk or to relax on the beautiful beach. Something for every one of every age.

Thank N9829KWpatricias
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Venice beach/boardwalk is always entertaining. From people blowing fire to crazy hair and tattoos to aerobics and kids singing and dancing all for a tip. lots of good food, some cheap and some expensive. You can get a slice of pizza for 2 bucks or...More

Thank Augustine D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cycled to Venice Beach from Santa Monica. So glad I didn't book this area. It was a huge let down after arriving in Santa Monica....

Thank SURLIS04
Nearby
Venice
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
...More
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Janet F
Where do you park and rv at venice
25 February 2017|
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Response from CFNordstrom | Reviewed this property |
Thete aré parkings incl rvs to the Right of the Santa Mónica Pier and to the left in front of the Venice Beach walkway
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saysonthatsbrit
What beach is best for swimming?
6 February 2017|
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Response from vhgoudeau | Reviewed this property |
We have ocean surrounding California, so u can go out swimming as far as you can handle without getting caught in currents. Our beaches are not swimming pools. Ocean.
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Anna C
Hi, where can i park at venice beach closest to the beach, and after that in santa monica, where can i park close to the 3street and pier? Thanks
1 October 2016|
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Response from Hope Z | Reviewed this property |
If you go during the week parking at the beach parking lot is $5 bucks (it's literally on the beach) and I think we paid $20 on Saturday. There's also parking on the street heading up to the beach for $10 bucks. Sorry I... More
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