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Venice Beach Pier

Pier, Scenic Lookout, and Beach
Venice, Venice
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  • Richard Z.
    "About 3+ miles between Venice and Santa Monica Piers."(3 Tips)
    Fernando S.
    "Great place to talk to Seagulls"(2 Tips)
    Kristian V.
    "Have a drink at the whaler, then take a quick walk on the pier."(2 Tips)
    Sevan G.
    "stop here on your bike ride for beautiful views and nice surf."(3 Tips)
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  • CaliGirl S.
    CaliGirl SavaSeptember 18, 2014
    Breath-taking!!! love the boardwalk with lot of shops and entertainment. Do not miss the legendary Muscle Beach...maybe u might run into a famous person❤️👍❤️
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    The Venice Fishing Pier dashes straight out into the ocean, cutting its way between brilliant blue waves—surfers on one side, the sandy stretches of Malibu and Santa Monica up the other.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 14, 2014
    This is the same pier as in the movie Falling Down with Michael Douglass. The old one was damaged and rebuilt. This is the re-incarnation. It's much cleaner & much more of an open courtyard now.
  • William S.
    William StudartDecember 28, 2015
    The sunset is a must see, great place to walk or ride a bike, crowded for the most part, but you can even fish there
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SantosSeptember 5, 2014
    Great place to talk to Seagulls, the are really close and talk back to you!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DNovember 7, 2014
    Great views. That said, beware of the bird gang at the end of the end of the pier—the seagulls are very intimidating.
  • Raina S.
    Raina SharmaDecember 3, 2015
    Its a must visit in LA! Experience a walk full of art & artists. Shop & enjoy beach sunset with a beer!
  • LAist
    LAistDecember 17, 2015
    The holiday edition of the Venice Art Crawl is here, and it is bringing local art, carolers and holiday drinks together at the Venice Pier. Thursday, Dec. 16, 6pm, free. Read more
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 6, 2014
    The only element of interest here is the breathtaking vista at the end of the pier. It is fisherman otherwise.
  • Skywriter11
    Skywriter11July 31, 2014
    Shrimp jicarita is the absolute best. Traditional mojitos are the best too. HH is 4-7
  • Your Neighborhood Studio
    Your Neighborhood StudioNovember 15, 2010
    Boogie Up the Boardwalk 2010 started at the Venice Pier - look out for us next year on National Dance Day (July 31) and join our dance parade: starting at Venice Pier and ending at Santa Monica Pier!
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.April 25
    Fun to see surfers catch waves and people watch. It is surprisingly clean and safe.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SDecember 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect location for a nice walk, a view of one of our amazing Sunsets, and a breath of fresh air
  • Sevan G.
    Sevan GatsbyDecember 28, 2013
    stop here on your bike ride for beautiful views and nice surf.
  • Richard Z.
    Richard ZiegelmannJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Runners . . . Use the bike path. Pedestrians/Marijuana solicitors clog the other path. About 3+ miles between Venice and Santa Monica Piers.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezAugust 13, 2015
    Venice, the Pier, the Strand, and the parkway all seem dirty to me. It's unfortunate. They need to clean it up.
  • DoSomething.org
    DoSomething.orgAugust 16, 2011
    Who likes dirty beaches? Have your friends help you pick up trash and recycle paper and bottles. For more ways to help the environment, check out http://dsorg.us/gJ670j Read more
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 28, 2015
    Beautiful spot to take selfies with SO. Romantic stroll to the end.
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 31
    There were more dogs and people did not walk their bikes. Beside that this is a nice pier with safe guard service.
  • Niels M.
    Niels MayerApril 17, 2013
    Use twc wifi available near 'the terrace' so you can check in w.o. Running up bill
  • Dericka N Brandon Y.
    We felt harassed by the homeless and the guys selling cds. It made for a very unpleasant visit to Venice.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WellsDecember 30, 2011
    Dec-Feb is sand sledding season. Bring a sled and slide the sand berms near the pier
  • Dave G.
    Dave GilesJuly 17, 2013
    If you want to see ALL walks of life then head here for the day. Stories abound.
  • Jacque P.
    Jacque PMarch 27, 2015
    A really good time! Surfer boys galore.
  • Veljko P.
    Veljko PavicevicDecember 24, 2014
    Nice waves, bit cold for me to surf this am. :)
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SaundersApril 15, 2013
    If you watch closely you'll see the dolphins coming up for air!
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.September 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful place to come to to watch the sunset and breathe.
  • Herculano N.
    Herculano NetoDecember 29, 2014
    Nice place to ride a bike, see the sunset, walk in the sand.
    Upvoted Sep 28
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DylanFebruary 23, 2015
    Will NEVER come back here !! The beach is owned by angry bums! I was cursed out twice just walking down the board walk! The city should really do something!!
  • Web C.
    Web ClubbingJanuary 5, 2014
    Plenty of sunset :)
  • Darks
    DarksMay 4, 2013
    Great place to visit!
  • Cristina
    CristinaOctober 3
    Walk to the end of the pier. Bring a jacket!
  • Walid A.
    Walid AhmadSeptember 4, 2014
    Dont miss the sunset moment .. Lovely beach
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 14, 2014
    Look for the pro skater chick at night! Super cool!
  • Gianluca D.
    Gianluca De SantisOctober 29, 2011
    delicious burgers and awesome view...what else?
  • JoAnn
    JoAnnAugust 12, 2015
    One of the most beautiful places ever!!
  • Barb S.
    Lots of shops, nice beach
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.March 12
    Always lots of fun... love this place
  • Yansen S.
    Yansen SetiawanFebruary 23, 2012
    very windy, pair of glasses/sun glasses would help :)
  • Jolene G.
    Jolene GrizzleSeptember 16, 2015
    Love it, beautiful!
  • Murilo F.
    Murilo FrazattoAugust 5, 2011
    Hey!! The sunset on the ocean does not exist at Brazil...
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MonsayacMay 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    After a day at the beach, douche it up at the Whaler.
  • Wen Z.
    Wen ZhengDecember 1, 2014
    It's a good vacation place...✌️
  • LA FAMILIA BARBERSHOP
    LA FAMILIA BARBERSHOPAugust 21, 2011
    Bring Your Fishing Pole:D
  • Heldder V.
    Heldder VilledaMay 19, 2013
    beautiful morning
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HDecember 21, 2010
    check out the skate park on the beach.
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamJanuary 29, 2015
    $3 to park for all day
  • Lee
    LeeMarch 29
    Great views
  • Aja H.
    Aja HickmanJuly 21, 2014
    Love it here
  • Sam L.
    Sam LoganDecember 15, 2014
    Bicycles are not necessary
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