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

Santa Monica

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Venice Beach Weather Info

Current weather (Tue Feb 25th 23:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
12°C / 54°F

Sea temperature
15.7°C
60.2°F
Wind NNE
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Fair 23°C / 73°F SSW

7 mph
12 km/h

Thu 27th
Cloudy 28°C / 82°F SW

4 mph
6 km/h

Fri 28th
Partly cloudy 24°C / 75°F E

3 mph
5 km/h

Sat 29th
Fair 20°C / 68°F SSE

6 mph
9 km/h

Sun 01st
Fair 15°C / 59°F NW

11 mph
18 km/h

Mon 02nd
Clear sky 16°C / 61°F SSE

4 mph
6 km/h

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

  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 5mph
    13:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
    19:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:24am (1.24m)
    High 10:23am (4.57m)
    Low 4:48pm (0.42m)
    High 11:07pm (4.29m)
    Daylight
    First light06:02
    Sunrise06:27
    Sunset17:46
    Dark18:11
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
    13:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 4mph
    19:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:03am (1.28m)
    High 10:56am (4.05m)
    Low 5:10pm (0.86m)
    High 11:34pm (4.29m)
    Daylight
    First light06:01
    Sunrise06:26
    Sunset17:47
    Dark18:12
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
    13:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
    19:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:48am (1.37m)
    High 11:35am (3.47m)
    Low 5:30pm (1.32m)
    Daylight
    First light05:59
    Sunrise06:25
    Sunset17:48
    Dark18:13
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
    13:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    19:00 4ft 18s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    High 12:04am (4.26m)
    Low 6:47am (1.45m)
    High 12:28pm (2.89m)
    Low 5:48pm (1.77m)
    Daylight
    First light05:58
    Sunrise06:23
    Sunset17:49
    Dark18:14
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
    13:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 28mph
    19:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 33mph
    Tide times
    High 12:44am (4.22m)
    Low 8:16am (1.43m)
    High 2:21pm (2.42m)
    Low 6:01pm (2.19m)
    Daylight
    First light05:57
    Sunrise06:22
    Sunset17:49
    Dark18:14
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
    19:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 22mph
    Tide times
    High 1:41am (4.21m)
    Low 10:10am (1.12m)
    Daylight
    First light05:56
    Sunrise06:21
    Sunset17:50
    Dark18:15

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