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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Los Angeles, CA 90291
+1 888-527-2757
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Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“muscle beach” (212 reviews)
“people watching” (220 reviews)
“venice beach” (378 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Los Angeles, CA 90291
+1 888-527-2757
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You see the good with the bad with the weird here. If people watching is fun for you, this is your place. I wouldn’t say there is a ton to do here though. Cheap stores with a bunch of crap. Great sand and beaches. Good...More

1  Thank xamers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m a New Yorker, so most things don’t surprise me. I really dig this place. Fun for people watching. Awesome knick-knacks. Great beach 🏖. All this and a free contact high. Loved it.

Thank Vinny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Venice Beach Boardwalk is a place I know fairly well. I lived a 15 minute walk from the Venice pier for one year (2015-16). It's fair to say that we spent a good amount of time here taking long walks, sometimes even up to...More

Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed several long strolls along the boardwalk which runs along the back of the beach. There are lots of things to see including the skateboard park and there are plenty of restrooms and places to eat and drink.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach ideal for surfers but very tacky and dirty. Lots of homeless people sleeping on the beach some with heavy drug habits or mental health issues. Very sad 😭

Thank JaneWeeks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminds me of Manly NSW in the 70's.....Lots of atmosphere and character,Beware of the touts and selling scams thou and wear Sunscreen !! Lots of stalls,street cred and performers &Eccentrics....Never a Dull Moment !!

Thank Hamlet007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even knowing that Venice beach is described as quirky/cultural/hippy doesn't actually reflect that this place is an overrated dump. Tacky tourist shops selling the same stuff line the front along with "quirky" street sellers. The place is very dirty and attracts a lot of homeless...More

Thank Jemma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Provided you know the background of this area, and are aware safety never takes a holiday, you should visit briefly.

Thank KaRap17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting for people from other states. Definitely check it out for a few pix and to see some real characters. It's not the best beach however because there are a lot of homeless and thieves there so tourists beware. Just go to see the freak...More

Thank HollywoodLexx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a great place to visit, filled with eclectic creatives ranging from crafters , cartoonists, psychics, artists, and precious stone stands. I highly recommend you stop by Frank B. Gentile's spot and admire his beautiful renditions of day to day life. I also recommend stopping...More

Thank Bnajar16
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
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January 18, 2017|
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Response from yjbonner | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the front desk. We also took Uber there and back. Really quick and inexpensive. After one $70 cab ride from the airport!!! took Uber everywhere.
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen P | Reviewed this property |
Wherever you can find it. Sometimes there is valet.