Live the Coastal Southern California Life at Venice Beach
Enjoy a true LA experience at Venice Beach, a vibrant coastal neighborhood that's famous for its colorful characters and beachfront fun. From street performers and local artists to Muscle Beach sportsmen and hippies, you'll run into everyone on this laid-back promenade. Feel the bohemian spirit of this eclectic neighborhood on its famous boardwalk where you'll find dazzling views of the Pacific and an exciting array of street vendors and entertainment, including breakdancers and broken-glass walkers. Join in the fun at the skate park and beachside eateries along Venice Beach, a one-of-a-kind destination.
Hours vary by attraction; the Venice Beach Boardwalk is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., October through April, and and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., May through September
Varies by attraction; admission to the boardwalk is free
Surfing & Beach Activities
Is there parking at Venice Beach?
You’ll find parking lots right next to the beach for $4 to $15, however these tend to fill up quickly. There are also private lots near Windward Ave., Rose Ave., and Venice Blvd. for $15 to $25 per day. Arrive early for best options and rates.
What else is there to do on Venice Beach?
One of the most popular things to do in Venice Beach, after the boardwalk and Muscle Beach, are tours of the canals. The Venice Beach canals were created in the region's historic district to replicate the iconic canals of Venice, Italy. Several companies offer walking, bike, and gondola tours of the waterways.