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“Beachy and real”
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los...
Ranked #91 of 635 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nice visiting in the “off” season. Too chilly for the beach to be crowded, and perfect for walking/ riding/etc. love the boardwalky vibe. Not put-off by the homeless— if I were homeless I would want to be here too, I never felt unsafe or threatened ( i was not here at night, though, so cannot speak to that). Didn’t buy anything but like to see that folks can still sell their own handiwork. Nice cafes to eat & people watch.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Venice Beach was a bit weedy for me - the smell that is. Stinking of cannabis and with no toned bodies exercising in the muscle gym it was a bit of a disappointment. Could have watched the skate park all day though.

Thank Geraldine F
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Not a very good area. We walked from Santa Monica and not worth it. Only good thing was Gold's Gym. If a bodybuilder, definitely stop in otherwise don't waste the time

4  Thank cjw893
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Visited today and it was scummy. Loads of homeless and down-and-outs. My friend was conned by one of the many t-shirt stalls. STAY AWAY! she was duped out of $50 for a printed tshirt. She was properly hustled by the vendor with shpeel and initial flattery. When she asked for a refund the mood changed and her request was refused. The same tshirt was $9 next door. We spoke to the police but they said it was a civil dispute. In hindsight Venice beach was not worth the hassle. There are better beaches and nicer vibes elsewhere. Homeless everywhere.

5  Thank Tilly57
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Venice Beach every time we return to L.A. to see family. One of my favorite places to wander. No fake L.A. vibe, just real people. What more of L.A. used to be.

Thank Frederick D
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