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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“muscle beach” (764 reviews)
“people watching” (536 reviews)
“santa monica” (547 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
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"muscle beach"
in 764 reviews
"people watching"
in 536 reviews
"santa monica"
in 547 reviews
"street performers"
in 306 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 195 reviews
"skateboard park"
in 100 reviews
"medical marijuana"
in 97 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 109 reviews
"board walk"
in 94 reviews
"bike path"
in 94 reviews
"interesting people"
in 92 reviews
"walks of life"
in 62 reviews
"abbot kinney"
in 63 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 63 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 78 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 955 reviews
"skateboarders"
in 229 reviews
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Reviewed today

Visited Venice Beach on our trip to LA - it is a place you have got to see. Skateboarding, basketball, cycling, weight lifting - all sorts going on and it really is a beautiful place. The buzz and atmosphere is just fantastic. That said, be...More

Thank Judith B
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Reviewed yesterday

Filled with tons of eye candy-Girls in bikinis roller skating, muscle bound guys weight lifting, henna body art, tons of items to remember your trip, music - of all kinds and best of all, every sort of non-traditional entertainment. Break-dancing, amazing physical feats - some...More

Thank swimmerNYC90803
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Reviewed yesterday

I think if you're in LA for a month, go ahead, visit it, it's pretty interesting, but if you're here for less than two weeks, don't waste your time. There are plenty of other places in LA that are a must see. This place is...More

Thank valerie r
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strollin the beach On Venice Beach is an extraordinary adventure. You never know what you’re going to see our run into. Lots of surprises and lots of fun. There are lots of restaurants to choose from right on the boardwalk at the beach.

Thank dkayec
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Venice Beach has been on my bucket list forever, so I was really excited to be able to visit. I shouldn't have been surprised, since I read reviews before I visited. Still, I had high expectations. I still wanted to be somewhat open-minded though. First...More

Thank Staci B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking down Venice Boardwalk felt like being in a movie, after all these years I had finally seen this lovely beach with my own eyes. The skate park was incredible with people of all skill levels having fun with an audience watching from the surrounds.

1  Thank Jazmin S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I want to live here!!! It’s perfect! Beautiful sandy beaches great life and nightlife! Shops, entertainment the lot! Bike hire! And sunsets to die for!

Thank junoself
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The beach is amazing, so many shops along the beach and Muscle Beach. We hired some bikes and rode all up and down Venice beach stopping along the way which was very and and tight up to Santa Monica Pier which is a must do,...More

Thank Rohan K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Venice Beach is so beautiful! Loved the soft white sand! Water is just right!! Love walking the boardwalk and seeing all the artwork. Amazing place for relaxation!! Loved it and will be back.

Thank Priscilla V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

first time to Los Angeles from Australia visited Venice beach with my 14 yr old son had a great time walking along the beach, looking at the stalls very affordable merchandise, my son was happy to see the outside gym watched the basket ball game

Thank michellejarzynski
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Venice
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
...More
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Nick B
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer-Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa... More
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CheeryNose
July 15, 2018|
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Response from MichaelLong1963 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to see? Haha. In the day you have a lot of people running, skate boarding, biking, swimming, roller blading & etc. It's hotter during the day and a little busier as the day goes along.
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CheeryNose
July 15, 2018|
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Response from drink50fifty | Reviewed this property |
This is not a place for families... Venice Beach is a strange place and it’s not a family attraction.
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