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
Current weather (Tue Feb 25th 23:00)
12°C / 54°F
Week weather forecast
Wed 26th23°C / 73°F
Thu 27th28°C / 82°F
Fri 28th24°C / 75°F
Sat 29th20°C / 68°F
Sun 01st15°C / 59°F
Mon 02nd16°C / 61°F
5 Day Venice Beach UV Index
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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 light 06:02 Sunrise 06:27 Sunset 17:46 Dark 18:11
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 light 06:01 Sunrise 06:26 Sunset 17:47 Dark 18:12
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 light 05:59 Sunrise 06:25 Sunset 17:48 Dark 18:13
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 light 05:58 Sunrise 06:23 Sunset 17:49 Dark 18:14
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 light 05:57 Sunrise 06:22 Sunset 17:49 Dark 18:14
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 light 05:56 Sunrise 06:21 Sunset 17:50 Dark 18:15