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

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
11:00 4ft 18s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 4ft 18s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:53am (-0.63m)
High 11:25am (3.90m)
Low 3:59pm (2.35m)
High 10:10pm (5.98m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:54
Sunset20:05
Dark20:33

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 5:25am (-0.46m)
High 11:58am (3.90m)
Low 4:35pm (2.39m)
High 10:43pm (5.74m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:55
Sunset20:05
Dark20:33

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 6mph
17:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 5:57am (-0.23m)
High 12:32pm (3.91m)
Low 5:13pm (2.45m)
High 11:17pm (5.41m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:55
Sunset20:04
Dark20:32

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 6:29am (0.07m)
High 1:07pm (3.94m)
Low 5:56pm (2.53m)
High 11:52pm (4.99m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise05:56
Sunset20:04
Dark20:32

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 7:01am (0.42m)
High 1:45pm (3.99m)
Low 6:47pm (2.61m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise05:57
Sunset20:03
Dark20:31

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 12:30am (4.49m)
Low 7:35am (0.81m)
High 2:27pm (4.08m)
Low 7:53pm (2.64m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise05:57
Sunset20:02
Dark20:30

Today's weather

Clear sky

19 °C
(66 °F)

Light air, 2.2 km/h from W

Sea temperature

20.1°C / 68.2°F

Rating

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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