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Venice Beach

Beach, Park, and Surf Spot
Venice, Venice
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  • Adam V.
    Adam ValdiesSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Say hello to sailor
  • Matt S.
    Matt SokolowJuly 29, 2010
    The skate park is frickin badass! Such a beautiful place!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BaileyJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Alcohol and night swimming. It's a winning combination
  • Monze B.
    Monze BuendíaDecember 22, 2013
    Weed free! ALWAYS
  • Anabel
    AnabelMay 7, 2013
    Always full of entertainment!
  • Henry J.
    Henry JoseAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You will never get bored here.
  • Lileth P.
    Lileth PhillipsJuly 1, 2015
    everything is very loving peaceful and cultural. Lots of new people many celebrities /viners hang here :-)
  • Courtney Q.
    Courtney QuigleySeptember 1, 2013
    Absolutely LOVED it here! If you're making a trip to soCal, make it a point to put the Venice Beach boardwalk on your itinerary.
  • Indhira D.
    Indhira DiyaDecember 4, 2010
    take away your trouble
  • Mesha M.
    Mesha MurtiDecember 27, 2010
    yuhuuuuuiiiiii
  • Nick S.
    Nick SpearsAugust 22, 2010
    nickspears.tv
  • John D.
    John DuncanOctober 12, 2015
    Homeless people everywhere just chillin
  • Marco
    MarcoJune 29, 2013
    This is the MUST visit beach in California.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 1, 2015
    Fun to visit once. Couple days isn't too long since there is lot of "stuff" in walking distance. Cleaned up so it's all safe.
  • Ariel N.
    Ariel NavroskiDecember 15, 2016
    Crazy, awesome and beautiful.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 28, 2015
    You so crazy Venice Beach
  • David Z.
    David ZhaoDecember 30, 2014
    Get a bike and go to town
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 6, 2014
    This is the beach for those who enjoy loud music, tattoos, extreme sports, and graffitti.
  • Wynn W.
    Wynn WygalSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I just saw a small child playing with a used condom.
  • johnny k.
    johnny krevetaJuly 28, 2015
    yeah famous venice beach... nice place but really dirty and full of bums!!!
  • Nayef A.
    Low standard, too many weird people "homeless and gangs"
  • Gus P.
    Gus PetersMarch 29, 2014
    Hotel Erwin!
  • Marco E.
    Marco ErminiAugust 8, 2015
    Despite its fame it didn't leave me a great impression. There is not so much to do or see. If you have limited time head to Santa Monica instead.
  • Erica S.
    Erica SwallowApril 14, 2010
    Rent some bikes and join your friends for a ride along the coast. Stop by muscle beach and the skateboarding park to scope out some mad skilled peeps.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BessireDecember 25, 2013
    Don't talk to strangers... Unless you're the stranger!
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDJuly 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a bike and ride the boardwalk to santa monica
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LingnerOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Yay - I'm back!!
  • Leah V.
    Leah VargasJanuary 26, 2015
    Venice Beach rocks!! Had an awesome time!! Definitely ran across some interesting people!!
  • Mamie W.
    Mamie WilliamsonSeptember 3, 2012
    Stay off the bike path... They mean business, and the waitresses are stoned
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliApril 25, 2016
    Widest beach I've ever seen...
  • Katie S.
    Katie SAugust 30, 2013
    Fun things to do: people watch, celeb watch and free street performers yay
  • Cali M.
    Cali MártyrFebruary 13, 2011
    "Spend about a week on Venice Beach" - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • 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.
  • Monique K.
    Monique KropfMay 4, 2012
    its Venice beach baby! soak up the sun and energy :)
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony V.August 2
    Look for the Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower repainted in rainbow colors by local artist Patrick Marston in June 2017.
  • Corinne C.
    Corinne CookOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the hobos!
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CantuJuly 16, 2016
    Great place to see the bizarre and beautiful in people. Sunsets are on point and the vibe is lovely.
  • Chokë C.
    Chokë CorreaMarch 24, 2014
    Bring your own whisky!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 13, 2012
    The beach and boardwalk hog might hog the headlines, but the canals of Venice are equally unmissable. Sadly, there are no gondoliers but it’s still a romantic place to explore.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CarsonDecember 21, 2010
    Barbie and I loved to rent bikes and ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk. We raced all the time, but of course, I would always let her win.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChaMarch 18, 2014
    beautiful day! a lot to see on your walk.
  • Henke
    HenkeApril 5, 2016
    Love this place
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AmusoMay 9, 2013
    Rent some bikes and ride from Venice pier to Santa Monica pier and back!! It's worth the sore muscles the next day :)
  • Henie R.
    Henie ReisingerAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunrise to sunset...it is magical!
  • Elie
    ElieDecember 11, 2014
    You can t be in LA and miss this :)
  • georg k.
    georg k.August 27
    a little bit like "Ballermann" 😎
  • 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
  • Allison
    AllisonNovember 19, 2010
    Grab some funnel cake and sit on the beach! Or go people watch.
  • Dayna W.
    Dayna Williams-HunterSeptember 23, 2013
    Sunday Drum Circle starting sometime around 4-5pm.. By sunset there are hundreds of people playing drums and dancing. If you're lucky the fire dancers and hoola hoops will be out!!
  • Salah A.
    Salah AlbassamOctober 26, 2012
    Beautiful beach , lots of crazy ppl though! I wouldn't recommend going there!
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