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Venice Beach

Beach, Park, and Surf Spot
Venice Beach, Venice
466 Tips and reviews
  • sunsets
  • people watching
  • biking
  • santa monica
  • street art
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  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 18, 2015
    Special ❤️
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawDecember 1, 2015
    Don't take a CD from a stranger.
  • Emily V.
    Emily Van NordenDecember 30, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    take a run along the boardwalk or rent bikes to see the coastline.
  • Jean C.
    Jean CweetFebruary 28, 2011
    "Spend about a week on Venice Beach" - Notorious B.I.G. "Going Back to Cali"
  • Beth
    BethOctober 29, 2011
    I smell pot.
  • Nikki C.
    Excellent people watching.
  • Roberto P.
    Roberto PanichelliSeptember 24, 2016
    Someone could say it's a human zoo... what I can say it's that sunset is incredible!
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Crazy busy beach. Head North to Sorrento for more calm.
  • Indhira D.
    Indhira DiyaDecember 4, 2010
    take away your trouble
  • Rosana F.
    Rosana FortesAugust 25, 2012
    Great place for skate lovers : ) !
  • Jackie Shmackie💋
    Jackie Shmackie💋February 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I saw a sign at Venice Beach someone was holding up that read 'Smile If You Masturbate' LOL
  • Matt C.
    Matt CowburnMarch 15, 2016
    One of the best places in the world for people watching.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchmitzJune 27, 2012
    One of those beaches I love the most, especially because of it's relaxed atmosphere and people.
  • Nyki B.
    Nyki BellAugust 18, 2015
    Great place for street art & purchasing hand-made crafts. Very interesting shops. There are some good restaurants. Make sure you wear sunscreen!
  • Caroline A. G.
    Great place for people watching, make sure to visit during the weekend daytime.
    Upvoted May 24
  • Cassie X.
    Cassie XieJuly 13, 2015
    Dirty, dingy, dank.
  • Kristal W.
    Kristal WaybrightFebruary 9, 2015
    Great place to people watch, or get a medical marijuana card.
  • Caro d.
    Caro de la PazFebruary 9, 2016
    Bring your towel, umbrella and snacks and enjoy the day!
  • Jenn R.
    Jenn RyanJanuary 23, 2014
    Got a second hand high just walking the boardwalk from the many clouds of smoke but definitely A sight to see.
  • Corinne C.
    Corinne CookOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the hobos!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 16, 2012
    Beautiful water, neat boardwalk, but mainly great people watching!!
  • Natasha S.
    Natasha StokesMay 5, 2014
    Life in Cali' is amazing
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.April 25, 2016
    Super soft sand and crashing waves make for a gorgeous setting.
  • theodore h.
    one rocking place for you to see would not miss it
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChambersMarch 17, 2011
    Really cheap henna on the boardwalk.
  • Kellen P.
    Kellen PorterJune 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    B.I.G. Says: Spend about a week on Venice Beach.
  • Leilanie
    LeilanieMarch 30, 2011
    Been here before. Nice beach.
  • Mary R.
    Mary RichardsMarch 24, 2011
    The doctor is in.... for medical marijuana. You will stink of it after a walk down the strip. Fun place for people watching, though.
  • Ezzy M.
    Ezzy MartinSeptember 7, 2010
    whoooo doesn't love venice beach. boardwalk <3
  • Samira P.
    Samira PeixotoJuly 31, 2013
    Love this place! Arrive early in the morning!
  • Adriano T.
    Adriano TadaoDecember 1, 2016
    Well, its the place of the game Tony Hawk!!! Is very beautiful the beach but the closest street is not so beautiful.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DunnApril 27, 2012
    Keep your eyes open for Sandy Dumpling, the sexiest street performer of all time.
  • Talya M.
    Talya MeldyJune 27, 2013
    Everything is better on the beach!!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuJanuary 7, 2016
    An incredibly LA and SoCal spot. Full of characters, crazies, and quirks to fall in love or run away from.
  • John D.
    John DuncanOctober 17, 2015
    Great views from hotel Erwin
  • Namita B.
    Namita BJune 16
    definitely rent a bike
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱July 11, 2016
    My most favorite beach in Southern California. Soft sand. Beautiful beach. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Mehdi H.
    Mehdi HassaneDecember 22, 2014
    i dont know never been there just saw it on youtube
  • Amy G.
    Amy Gustafson MitchellFebruary 3, 2016
    Venice Beach smells funny...great for people watching!
  • Mesha M.
    Mesha MurtiDecember 27, 2010
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AaskovApril 8, 2013
    If you have an open mind about weird people, the people watching doesn't get much better. Great beach. Walk/bike the boardwalk and get some craft beers at Venice Ale House for sunset.
  • Independent Lens | PBS
    Independent Lens | PBSOctober 21, 2011
    Jeffrey, aka "Donor 150," depicted in the film Donor Unknown (2011), lived in his RV here when he was united with some of the kids who resulted from his sperm donations.
  • South Park i.
    South Park in LASeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great People Watching!
  • Malibu Country Mart
    Malibu Country MartAugust 21, 2011
    The most interesting beach and best people watching in Southern California.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    The new skate park offers great free entertainment – for skaters and spectators.Powered by Read more
  • Marvin A.
    Marvin AndujarJuly 8, 2013
    Venice beach is great. What I like the most was the waves. You can have a lot of fun here. Its a must visit for everyone!
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéNovember 30, 2014
    So much like what you imagine in movies. A bit too much of a balnear station but beach is beautiful and population is popular and cool to observe.
  • Antonella B.
    Antonella BalladaresFebruary 6, 2016
    So many great things to buy! And very lively area.
  • Gus P.
    Gus PetersMarch 29, 2014
    Hotel Erwin!
  • Vince T.
    Vince TranJune 16, 2016
    The beach! The boardwalk! The entertainment!
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