Venice Beach

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Venice Beach lifeguard tower
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When thinking of Los Angeles it is hard not to picture the city's iconic Venice Beach. Whilst many beaches are exactly that, and nothing else, Venice Beach is much more than that; a beach, cultural institution, vibrant community and international tourist destination to name a few. What goes on along the beach front is as important to Venice beach's character as the sand,ocean and palms trees that physically define it.

Most of what makes Venice Beach what it is goes on along Ocean Front Walk, or the Boardwalk as everybody calls it. This is where you will find the outdoor gyms of Muscle Beach, the skate parks and basketball courts. You'll also find a host of eccentric street performers that help make Venice Beach the colorful place it is; musicians, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, magicians, fortune-tellers and even the odd prophet.
As well as being a permanent circus the Boardwalk is also the place to go cruising, whether this is by skate, bike or foot

The beach itself is a three mile stretch of golden sand lined with tall palm trees. Facing into the Pacific Ocean there is often good surf to be had here, particularly at Venice Breakwater. Towards the southern end of the beach is Venice Fishing Pier. Regularly trashed by winter storms the pier is currently structurally sound.

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Venice Beach Weather Info

5 Day Venice Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Venice Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 5mph
11:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 12:52am (0.12m)
High 7:38am (4.15m)
Low 12:28pm (2.53m)
High 6:29pm (5.75m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise06:42
Sunset18:49
Dark19:14

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 2mph
11:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
20:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:35am (-0.26m)
High 8:07am (4.56m)
Low 1:21pm (1.93m)
High 7:23pm (6.14m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:43
Sunset18:48
Dark19:13

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 2:15am (-0.50m)
High 8:37am (5.00m)
Low 2:08pm (1.30m)
High 8:14pm (6.37m)
Daylight
First light06:19
Sunrise06:44
Sunset18:47
Dark19:11

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 2:52am (-0.54m)
High 9:09am (5.42m)
Low 2:55pm (0.73m)
High 9:02pm (6.39m)
Daylight
First light06:19
Sunrise06:44
Sunset18:45
Dark19:10

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 20s  °  ° 2mph
14:00 3ft 20s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 3:28am (-0.39m)
High 9:42am (5.78m)
Low 3:42pm (0.28m)
High 9:50pm (6.16m)
Daylight
First light06:20
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:44
Dark19:09

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 3ft 18s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 3ft 18s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 4:04am (-0.04m)
High 10:17am (6.04m)
Low 4:30pm (0.01m)
High 10:39pm (5.71m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:46
Sunset18:42
Dark19:07

Today's weather

Clear sky

20 °C
(68 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from E

Sea temperature

22°C / 71.6°F

Rating

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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