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

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Venice Beach tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 4ft 17s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 12:00am (5.42m)
Low 6:39am (-0.01m)
High 12:48pm (3.90m)
Low 6:16pm (1.29m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:53
Sunset19:07
Dark19:32

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:40am (5.16m)
Low 7:42am (0.25m)
High 2:00pm (3.27m)
Low 6:53pm (1.94m)
Daylight
First light06:26
Sunrise06:51
Sunset19:08
Dark19:33

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 1:26am (4.80m)
Low 9:00am (0.49m)
High 3:52pm (2.92m)
Low 7:41pm (2.51m)
Daylight
First light06:25
Sunrise06:50
Sunset19:09
Dark19:34

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 2:27am (4.42m)
Low 10:33am (0.55m)
High 6:21pm (3.08m)
Low 9:34pm (2.89m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:49
Sunset19:09
Dark19:34

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 3:56am (4.17m)
Low 11:56am (0.41m)
High 7:26pm (3.42m)
Low 11:47pm (2.81m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:47
Sunset19:10
Dark19:35

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 5:27am (4.18m)
Low 12:55pm (0.21m)
High 7:58pm (3.70m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:46
Sunset19:11
Dark19:36

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 10.8 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

15°C / 59°F

Rating

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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