"VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA." Top 5 Page for this destination Venice by kiwi
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Venice Beach is an interesting mix of people and facilities. The Beach itself is wide, gorgeous white sand and the lovely Pacific Ocean lapping at the edge.
The road side of the Beach has, what seems like, miles of small shops catering to the tourist, selling t-shirts and souveniers, not too expensive. Along the shops is the Walkway, extending the length of the Beach.
Then on the Beach side of the walkway is the Cycle track, well utilised by people ambling along on bikes, enjoying the sunshine.
There is a mix of sights to be seen on Venice. This guy had snakes and was busking for money. They see you take photos and loudly tell you to leave a tip so they can feed their family. Later I saw his snakes curled up on the grass, as he performed other "tricks", and they looked decidedly dead to me. I took my photo, paid my $1 and moved on.
Venice is not all beach and bikes, you can see some lovely small canals with nice houses nestled alongside.
- Pros:Cheap t-shirts and not too bad items to buy. Nice beach too!
- Cons:Lots of people, lots of sorts of people. Bit overdone.
- In a nutshell:Always bustling, Always alive, never dull.
The Venice Beach Boardwalk is amass with stalls and shops, one after the other. It's a shoppers paradise, although... more travel advice
Take a walk or drive or ride around the Venice Canals to just see this lovely part of town. There are not many canals... more travel advice
Written Sep 10, 2011
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