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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
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+1 310-399-2775
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.

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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

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Great Place to hang out

We spent the weekend here. Great place to just walk or ride the beach front. Good places to eat and drink. Just be aware this is a very popular place and it tends to be AWAYS... read more

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Reno, Nevada
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Two members of my family surfed in Venice Beach. The sand and water are clean. There are life guards on duty, clean public bathrooms with toilet paper, a playground for kids, bicycle and roller blades trail, assortment of shops and miles of sand to walk on. On a sunny day, it is a pleasant walk along the beach with mountain... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view! Interesting that there are also alot of bums. But all in all it's a good experience to just visit an iconic location. I loved where the people where on their boards.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking along the strip of Venice Beach reminded me of walking past all the peddlers on 125th street in NYC. We walked here to see muscle beach only to find out it was closed.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Granted, most California beaches are beautiful but the atmosphere of Venice Beach is pretty scary. We went on a weekday when the freak show was closed but there were plenty of other freaks around. Lots of drugs, homeless people and just sketchy. If you are a woman you do NOT want to go here alone. Had I known how unsafe... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in Los Angeles and only go to this beach when I have friends in town. It is a totally different vibe so be ready for all things unusual and a bit weird in a good way. Go with a open mind a take a stroll. Great place to people watch.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the weekend here. Great place to just walk or ride the beach front. Good places to eat and drink. Just be aware this is a very popular place and it tends to be AWAYS crowded.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is special: many people try to make some money selling stuff or entertain tourists. Sometimes marihuana smell is so strong over there. Police officers are always present. It is real American environment over there. A lot of entertainment but you need to be careful. Fresh air from the ocean.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Eye candy shop! Beautiful people everywhere! You can get lost in time people watching! Lots of street performers and souvenir shops and great fast food! I'm definitely going to revisit!

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Venice beach / Muscle beach while in LA - it was on the list of things to do. Glad we went for the experience, the beach front itself is nice with plenty activities taking place but the walk along the beach front road isn't the cleanest of areas.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the beach if you want to experience LA. It has it all, the muscle beach posers, skater kids, surfers, street performers, tennis show-offs, lewd t-shirts, grimy shops, cruiser bikes, tours on Segway, wierd and wacky people, independent coffee shops with unique concoctions, dog walkers galore, a pier, postcard perfect sunsets and of course a lovely sandy beach. It... More 

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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 happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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