About Venice Beach:
Venice Beach is both a town and a stretch of oceanfront sand. This profile refers to the stretch of sand that's called Venice Beach. This urban beach faces west, and the sandy beach here is often overshadowed by the funky nearby beachfront scene.
Venice Beach Fees:
Entrance Fee: None
Parking Fee: None if you can snag a scarce streetside spot. Otherwise, plan on paying to park in the Venice Beach lot at the end of Washington Street or one of the nearby paid parking lots off Rose Avenue, Bay Street or Venice Boulevard.
Creature Comforts at Venice Beach:
- Fishing from the pier
- Food nearby
- No Alcohol on the beach
- No pets allowed, except on the sidewalk (and on a leash)
Venice Beach Activities:
- Bike path
- Swimming, lifeguard on duty during daylight hours
- Walking and biking path
Lodging Near Venice Beach:
Highs and Lows at Venice Beach:
- Venice Beach is always busy, and the sidewalk scene here often overshadows the surf and sand
Venice Beach Rating:
Poll: What is Venice Beach Best For?
We're talking about the sandy part next to the ocean, not the whole town.
- Scuba Diving
- Beach Volleyball
- Bicycle Riding
- Wildlife-Watching, tide pooling