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Venice Beach
Public Beach
Today 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
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1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291
1800 Ocean Front WalkUSCalifornia90291
Public Beach, Tourist Attraction
Public Beach
Tourist Attraction
Recreation Center
Today 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday Closed
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This well-known, beachfront destination is home to an array of street performers & funky shops.- Google
"When visiting just have some small bills to give to the street performers."
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"Go to this beach, it doesn't get attract too many out of town tourist."
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Tony Chau
3 months ago
This place is more like a tourist trap than an actual beach you would go to for lounging and relaxing. There's always too many people on the boardwalk. Lots of vendors selling interesting but probably useless things. There are also performers every so often down the stretch of the boardwalk. It's a fun place to people-watch. There's a skate park which I imagine is a great place to skate as it's right on the beach. The beach itself always looks dirty. Parking is challenging unless you want to pay big bucks for it or walk a couple blocks.
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Steve Pierre
3 months ago
You either love it or you hate it for what it is, and I LOVE Venice Beach. Coming from Miami, it is definitely the culture shock I think anyone visiting L.A. should experience. I've been multiple times and have always enjoyed the visit. Best time is definitely in the afternoon, which inconveniently is also the worst time to find parking. Keep at it though. Once you do, a short walk over to the main stretch and you can walk and take in the various street performers, the different vendors, and many of the shops that line up the stretch. Sure, there are tons of bums, and many of the performers may harass you for money if you take in their act without donating, but this part of Venice is definitely just walking along and taking in the different types of people. You'll also find Muscle Beach, pick-up basketball games, and skaters. There are actually even some good shops. As for the beach, its wonderful and I definitely suggest taking a dip and setting up camp near the water.
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Tony Potts
6 months ago
Do NOT go early in the day. We stopped by around 10am and there was nothing going on except a lot of homeless activity. My wife would not have felt safe without me there. When I have been later in the day, its great fun with lots of activity. A bit touristy, but thats ok. Not many good places to eat, but some interesting street food.
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Emily Saelak
3 months ago
Venice Beach has a lot of bums. Aside from that, if you're walking on the strand you are going enjoy it. There are lots of street performers and people selling stuff here. Parking is a B**CH but if you can find free street parking you're set. There are a few delicious places to eat here, and Abbott Kinney is a short distance from here.
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Pablo Costa Tirado
a month ago
This is the second point we choose to visit after Santa Monica beach in the L.A. coast. It was really nice. There are plenty of people and shops all over, people practising sports, skating in an awesome skate park, cycling... Near from here you have the attraction that name the area, the little Venice imitation that finally wasn't that great... But deserves a visit.
Will Douglas
a month ago
worth seeing the strange eclectic culture...not really family friendly especially near or after sunset...breeze can be very chilly there.
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ina elina
8 months ago
I love going there on week ends. You ll always find something to do or to see... lot of performers, i love spending my time sitting at the terrace of bars and restaurants and look at all the diferent things, persons going crazy. It s a melting pot so amazing. Feel like holidays each time.
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Misscali Chi
a year ago
I absolutely enjoy this beach very entertaining you get to see all walk of life. Great tourist attraction cheap eats and perfect place to ride your board or enjoy a nice walk. The sunsets are amazing......