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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone Number: +1 310-399-2775
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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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If you love eclectic places do not miss Venice Beach. Lots of things to see and do. This place has just about everything you can imagine and many you cannot!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love eclectic places do not miss Venice Beach. Lots of things to see and do. This place has just about everything you can imagine and many you cannot!

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a busy activity-filled beach that seemed to have a lot of local folks. If you're uncomfortable around homeless people or people asking for money, you might not want to go here. But our family (two adults and a teenager) loved it! Run on the beach, walk the boardwalk, shop, swim, work out at Muscle Beach, surf, skateboard, play... More 

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Nederland, Co
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice long deep beach. For being in such a populated area, it is very well kept and clean. The sand is very fine and easy to walk in barefoot. as you get closer to the boardwalk, I would wear shoes as the is debris from the homeless community near there and witnessed quite a lot of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're going to Southern California for a fun vacation you must visit Venice Beach. There are many places to eat, shop, drink, and so much more. Also, Venice Beach is not very expensive. There are many reasonable priced hotels. You will love this beach city and look forward to a lot of fun,fun,fun!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How to explain...busy, sunshine,dogs, skateboards, musicians, artists, surfers, ballers, weightlifters, hippies, lots of shops and places to eat, great for people watching. Anyone who is anyone is there, just embrace it..it's not Malibu..it's Venice...enjoy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

South of the busier Santa Monica beach area, this beach is uncrowded, clean and safe. A good surfing location and close to good restaurants and other serices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really loved Venice Beach, was different and exciting to be there. Wouldn't step foot here after dark,but lively during the day!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in the late fall, this place still has its rhythm! Blocks of folks living and selling stuff on the edge. "Artwork" of all kinds line the street, plenty of eateries, too. Stay on the Main Street and you'll be totally safe. The beach itself is very clean in spite of the homeless people have made this a refuge. If... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An interesting place to visit due to the wide variety of people that are around, however after a few hours I found it a little boring. The beach is nice, but I preferred Santa Monica. It was a tick for the bucket list, as it was good to go to Muscle Beach, etc. but I wouldn't go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean, wide beach. Fun people to watch and interesting shops to go through. Lots of security. Found a two story restaurant with great views and amazing fish tacos!

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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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