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About Venice City Beach in Los Angeles, California

Venice City Beach is the main beach in the Venice District of Los Angeles. It stretches from the Venice Pier up to the north end of the Venice District at the city border with Santa Monica. The central hub of Venice Beach is at an area known as Muscle Beach, a nickname earned for the outdoor workout facilities and muscle display platform. This area has sport courts for various activities and a grass park as well. Spectators will line the outside of a large skatepark built right on the beach. Surfers paddle out beyond the Venice Breakwater to catch the waves that break in both directions around this short rocky barrier. The biggest draw here is probably the street entertainers, tattooed bodies, and self-proclaimed “freaks” that demand attention along the Ocean Front Walk (better known as the Venice Beach Boardwalk). Vendors sell everything from cheap sunglasses to T-shirts along the boardwalk. Nearby are many other shops and restaurants to enjoy.

The public parking lot is located at the west end of Venice Boulevard and there are street parking spaces along side streets in the area. Another northern parking lot can be found where Rose Avenue ends at Venice Beach, but that is quite a walk back to the Muscle Beach area.

Windward Ave and Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Park Name
Venice Beach Park
Other Names
Muscle Beach
City Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Racquetball, Tennis, Skateboarding, Walking, Biking, Skating, Weightlifting, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Swimming, Sunbathing, Parasailing, People Watching
Grass Park, Skatepark, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Handball Courts, Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguard, Paved Bike Path, Walking Path, Kids Play Area, Restaurants, Accessible Features
Map of Venice City Beach
Marina del Rey, US
3:35 am, July 14, 2024
temperature icon 66°F
L: 65° H: 73°
Feels like 66.15 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:53 am
Sunset: 8:05 pm
Humidity 92 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Venice Pier Beach

0.6 miles away

The Venice Pier Beach is at the long fishing pier jutting out into the Pacific Ocean from the Venice...

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