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Venice Beach

Escape from the bustle of the city and find respite on the beautiful sun kissed shores on this quirky urban shoreline.

There is never a dull moment on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, packed with a mix of artists, musicians, poets, skateboarders and jugglers. Visitors will find themselves enthralled by the entertainment provided by this vibrant human carnival parade along the boardwalk. Feast your eyes on some of the world’s most audacious entertainers, from chain-sawing acrobats to fire-breathing cyclists. This is Los Angeles at its ostentatious best.

Make you way along the 2.4-kilometre stretch and weave among the diverse range of stalls, shops and stands offering visitors all manner of tempting souvenirs and trinkets, cheap sunglasses and t-shirts.

Wander up to the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach, situated just a little further along the main boardwalk. This area lives up to its name and is best known as the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, of Incredible Hulk fame, once flexed their pecs. Today you will find the toned and the tanned as well as the flexible and the bizarre strutting their stuff. Buy a day pass for $10 at Venice Beach Recreations and take your place among the contortionists and the muscle bound out in front of the passing crowds.

Head back to the beach to relax or enjoy the fantastic surf. The beach itself is a stunning spectacle, a 5-kilometre stretch of well-maintained open sand, as carefully manicured as the visitors at Muscle Beach. Surf and body boards are available for hire from nearby vendors and the water is patrolled regularly by life guards during daylight hours.

The sultry Mediterranean climate makes Venice Beach a great place to be all year round. It can however get rather overcrowded during the summer, so visitors should bear this in mind, especially when going into the water. Venice Beach is situated approximately 30 kilometres) from downtown LA between Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. Plenty of parking spaces are available in nearby lots.


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Air Venice on the Beach Rs8,772
Air Venice on the Beach

Air Venice on the Beach

5 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Venice, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Beach. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Muscle Beach Venice are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Hotel Erwin Rs14,751
    Hotel Erwin

    Hotel Erwin

    1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Venice, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Venice Breeze Suites Rs11,774
      Venice Breeze Suites

      Venice Breeze Suites

      2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        With direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Santa Monica Beach and Muscle Beach Venice are also within 15 minutes.

        Samesun Venice Beach Rs6,590
        Samesun Venice Beach

        Samesun Venice Beach

        25 Windward Ave, Venice, CA
           
          1.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Venice, this beach hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica College are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Venice Beach Waldorf
          Venice Beach Waldorf

          Venice Beach Waldorf

          5 Westminster Avenue, Suite 118, Venice, CA
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Venice, this beachfront apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach and Muscle Beach Venice. Santa Monica Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also within 15 minutes.

            Tripper Electric Beach Suites and Pods Rs8,353
            Tripper Electric Beach Suites and Pods

            Tripper Electric Beach Suites and Pods

            23 Paloma Ct, Venice, CA
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Venice, this beachfront hostel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also within 10 minutes.

              Venice Suites Rs10,293
              Venice Suites

              Venice Suites

              417 OceanFront Walk, Venice, CA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Venice apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also within 10 minutes.

                Jamaica Bay Inn Rs11,317
                Jamaica Bay Inn

                Jamaica Bay Inn

                4175 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Marina del Rey, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Venice Beach. Venice Beach Boardwalk and Muscle Beach Venice are also within 1 mile (2 km).