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

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
11:00 3ft 19s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 5:22am (-0.92m)
High 11:51am (3.75m)
Low 4:31pm (2.04m)
High 10:46pm (5.89m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:49
Sunset19:51
Dark20:19

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
11:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 6:07am (-0.71m)
High 12:47pm (3.53m)
Low 5:06pm (2.40m)
High 11:21pm (5.52m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:48
Sunset19:51
Dark20:19

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
17:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 36mph
Tide times
Low 6:54am (-0.40m)
High 1:52pm (3.39m)
Low 5:45pm (2.73m)
Daylight
First light05:20
Sunrise05:48
Sunset19:52
Dark20:20

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 12:00am (5.07m)
Low 7:46am (-0.05m)
High 3:10pm (3.36m)
Low 6:38pm (3.01m)
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:47
Sunset19:53
Dark20:21

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:44am (4.59m)
Low 8:44am (0.27m)
High 4:32pm (3.49m)
Low 8:11pm (3.18m)
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:47
Sunset19:54
Dark20:22

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 1:44am (4.13m)
Low 9:45am (0.52m)
High 5:30pm (3.72m)
Low 10:18pm (3.06m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:46
Sunset19:54
Dark20:22

Today's weather

Rain

14 °C
(57 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from W

Sea temperature

15.6°C / 60°F

Rating

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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