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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (748 reviews)
“people watching” (528 reviews)
“santa monica” (531 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
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"muscle beach"
in 748 reviews
"people watching"
in 528 reviews
"santa monica"
in 531 reviews
"street performers"
in 294 reviews
"skateboard park"
in 99 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 187 reviews
"medical marijuana"
in 98 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 107 reviews
"board walk"
in 93 reviews
"bike path"
in 91 reviews
"interesting people"
in 93 reviews
"walks of life"
in 62 reviews
"abbot kinney"
in 63 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 61 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 76 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 933 reviews
"skateboarders"
in 223 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone told me to go to Venice Beach. That it was interesting. But don't go after dark, or alone. It was a very busy spot on a Tuesday afternoon. Valet parking was $15 but there were other options that were cheaper. I was in LA...More

Thank Tonya B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So many people doing lots of activities along the beach. It was nice, and parking is available for a fee. They even had plenty of restrooms along the strip too.

Thank lh f
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We landed in LAX during rush hour!!! Good thing Venice Beach was nearby. it was “the” place to be it has a true LA vibe we rode motor scooters called birds which were awesome and saw so much. They had little shops and places to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone was so outstanding that great service we will come back again 2 names that stands out for their outstanding service is Brooke and Princess.

Thank sandramS9825TK
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the beach mid-morning and most places still shut. Over abundance of homeless everywhere you looked. Not very clean. Not at all like the press hype.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was very much looking forward to seeing the famous Venice Beach but I was horribly disappointed. It seemed like every second shop along the beachfront was a medical marijuana shop. It was filthy and the smell was most unpleasant. There were numerous pop up...More

Thank jodidella
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whelp, lesson learned. Going to Venice Beach solo is really just an invitation to get harassed. I think there was a lot to see & do, but really my goal was to make it back onto my tour bus in one piece. I will say...More

Thank Action_Jackson2
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great: people watching. The views. The sailboats on the water. Walking along the beach. The not-so-great: the beach is dirty (we walked past a lot of trash - including finger nail clippers?!). I wasn't into the idea of using those bathrooms, so we stayed long...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hired a car when we landed in LA and had a few hours to kill before checking into our hotel. I had read that Venice Beach is a great place to do this. We arrived and to say we felt that the opposite was...More

Thank J-Bird86
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love, love, love Venice beach. But the prices are getting pretty high. I used to come here for all my down town La purchases since t was a little more fun than driving to the city. But everything’s getting overpriced. So I deducted a star....More

Thank Jazmine K
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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
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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
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flyboy2845
13 April 2018|
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Response from R V | Reviewed this property |
nah.. pretty clean, kept up well by city and patrol officers walk the beat at times too. pretty safe, lots of people all the time. 1 homeless to every 2000 to 3000 locals or tourists.., not really a problem unless you have a... More
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flyboy2845
13 April 2018|
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Response from 855conniep | Reviewed this property |
I’m not easily scared off, but, I’d have to say I probably wouldn’t.
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Bbngoc
28 March 2018|
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Response from B_ry2020 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are.
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