"Venice California Sun Sandy Beach & Muscle Beach" Top 5 Page for this destination Venice by Waalewiener

Venice Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 361 photos

This is a place where muscles are plenty.

This is Venice's Muscle Beach ,a place where you can work out lift weights or just do your dayly exersizes
Muscle Beach used to be in Santa Monica ,way back in the 30's 40's 50's Muscle Beach was more a place where young people showed off how atletic they were ,many gymnastics equipment was available.
Later on the Muscle Beach was moved to Venice and it became more a weighlifting & bodybuilding area.
Some say that today's Muscle Beach is not as much fun as in the
Good Old Days .

Harry Perry the street performer.

Harry Perry , the street musician on Roller Blades.
Harry is quite the caracter ,plays his music ,entertains the people and of course welcome any donation people are willing the give him.
Harry is just one of the many street performers .
There are many more like Harry and either you like them or you don't
I thought they were ok ,one thing I must tell you when you take a picture or Video of these street performers you better be willing to give them a donation ,they don't like it to much if you don't.

Ocean Front Walk with many shops .

This is a picture of the
OCEAN WALK , it has everything for everybody .
Henna Tattoos , dyed T-Shirts
Cheap sunglasses .
All kind of souvenirs with the Venice
Beach CA logo on them.
Street performers everywhere , Paintings ,Artist drawings .
Well some say this all very '' Tacky ''
while others like this stuff.
Me personaly I don't care much for this type of stuff so I just Video tape it and then walk around and enjoy the beach etc.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Venice Beach is an ok place to visit but it has its drawbacks like some tacky areas.
  • Cons:The Sun shines and the beach and walk/bike path is awsome.
  • Last visit to Venice: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 7, 2004
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  • jennwerner's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2007 at 10:46 AM

    Nice Pages Hansi. Ray and I are going here for our 1 year Anniversary in July.

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2006 at 5:53 AM

    Nice job on you Venice Beach page! Enjoyed your comments Hansi!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 9:24 AM

    Great tips on another California beach. looks like you fit right in!!!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 9:24 AM

    Great tips on another California beach. looks like you fit right in!!!

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 2:09 AM

    have to see for my self now, very soon.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 11:24 PM

    Hans, Nice sequence on the Venice bike con job! There are also dopesters, hipsters, skinsters, quipsters, gagsters and pickpockets active so watch your bucks there. Lot's of ways to skin a cat or separate you from your money. Doug

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 2:14 PM

    This looks like a very active spot! I wonder how the con artist on the bicycle worked his magic?!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2004 at 10:16 PM

    So you're not a shopper Hans? Bet Lori is !

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 11:24 PM

    hi hans,,, no relaxation at venice beach should be aloud! very sporty beach,,,

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 6:34 PM

    That sport looked like "Hand Ball" , Hans. Great page about Venice..such a super place for athlectic types..what a wow of a skateboard park. vivid photos.


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