The Beach Guide

Venice Beach

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.

Nearest city

Marina del Rey

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Venice Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Clear sky 19°C / 66°F
Tue 28th
Fair 22°C / 72°F
Wed 29th
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F
Thu 30th
Fair 18°C / 64°F
Fri 31st
Fair 19°C / 66°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 21°C / 70°F

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 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
    13:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
    19:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:04am (1.97m)
    High 10:07am (5.31m)
    Low 5:10pm (-0.26m)
    High 11:40pm (3.86m)
    Daylight
    First light06:27
    Sunrise06:54
    Sunset17:19
    Dark17:45
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
    13:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
    19:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:43am (2.03m)
    High 10:40am (4.84m)
    Low 5:39pm (0.14m)
    Daylight
    First light06:27
    Sunrise06:53
    Sunset17:20
    Dark17:46
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
    13:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
    19:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    High 12:13am (3.87m)
    Low 5:28am (2.11m)
    High 11:15am (4.29m)
    Low 6:07pm (0.59m)
    Daylight
    First light06:26
    Sunrise06:52
    Sunset17:21
    Dark17:47
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
    13:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 3mph
    19:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
    Tide times
    High 12:49am (3.90m)
    Low 6:25am (2.18m)
    High 11:56am (3.68m)
    Low 6:36pm (1.06m)
    Daylight
    First light06:25
    Sunrise06:52
    Sunset17:22
    Dark17:48
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 3mph
    13:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 4mph
    19:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    High 1:30am (3.96m)
    Low 7:46am (2.16m)
    High 12:54pm (3.05m)
    Low 7:08pm (1.52m)
    Daylight
    First light06:25
    Sunrise06:51
    Sunset17:23
    Dark17:49
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
    13:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
    19:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    High 2:19am (4.08m)
    Low 9:36am (1.91m)
    High 2:47pm (2.56m)
    Low 7:49pm (1.95m)
    Daylight
    First light06:24
    Sunrise06:50
    Sunset17:24
    Dark17:50

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