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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (679 reviews)
“people watching” (479 reviews)
“santa monica” (483 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
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1 - 10 of 5,006 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The weather was incredible and really the sea breeze is unforgettable but to reach there we had to keep rounding to find an empty parking.you have to fo too early specially if your car is a big sized one. The shops there are stuffed with...More

Thank Wafaa N
Reviewed yesterday

The Beach itself is wonderful, clean, peaceful, you have plenty of places to work out, buy souvenirs, shirts, fast food and so on, but the homeless community is huge, and you can't feel 100% comfortable and safe.

Thank sirioga86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went because everyone says you should , but not a great place , full of tacky over priced shops and hippies who have sold out. That aside the walk by the ocean is fine , personally I would stick to Santa Monica and the pier

Thank Chris Joanne H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good place to go to see California beach culture. I went during the week so parking was easy and there were fewer people. This place looked like it would be crazy on the weekends. There are many shops to check out right near the beach.

Thank Grantds
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked from Santa Monica to Venice and noticed that it got more and more homeless people etc the closer we got to Venice. Quite ok during the day but i am not sure i would go here at night.

Thank GlanandJo
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we visited Venice Beach I was amazed at just how large the beach actually is. A wonderul place to take a walk, people watch, bike ride, exercise, etc. Highly recommend!

Thank JAH_Chicago_Paris
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beach is lovely but the surrounding areas are really shabby. Huge problem with homeless and drug addicts. Someone had been found deceased on the beach whilst we were there and the police had cordoned only a small area off. We watched as various homeless people...More

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Surrounded by eclectic shops, restaurants and street acts, Venice Beach is a great place to visit. There was an old guy walking on glass whilst we were there, totally fascinating but so mad too!

Thank Jnyfrk8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During daytime it's a great place to visit. You get to see the over the top shops at the beach. You can see many people playing different sports. Most fun to watch are the surfers. Just go on a day with okay weather and good...More

Thank Bart L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can't go to LA and not go to Venice beach. This beach is a institution for subculture, still find lots of artists and marginals. Don't need to rent a bike, very walkable. Good luck finding a bathroom, the public ones are gross. Venice beach skate...More

Thank LorenaMontreal
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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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MikeTizzel
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
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MCobsessed
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.
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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
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