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
About Venice Beach Boardwalk
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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
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.
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 😭
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 !!
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
Provided you know the background of this area, and are aware safety never takes a holiday, you should visit briefly.
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
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