Venice-Beach-by-Janet-Gervers-© 2008

Venice: Surf, Skate & Swim!

Venice Beach, CA is a great place all year around to enjoy  the ocean – pick your pleasure: surfing, swimming, body boarding or just chillin’ on the sand, it’s all good. Of course, the water is cold for most of the natives here, so suit up in a wetsuit.

On the other side of the beach is the Venice Skate Park, a great place for skaters of all levels. If you bring kids, though, it’s recommended to make sure it’s uncrowded so they are safe and have a positive experience. It’s also a great place to watch the skaters and take some  awesome photographs of some of the best skaters  around town and in the US!

All of the necessary accessories  for skating,  surfing and sun bathing are available for purchase or rental on  or near the Venice Boardwalk. There are also a number of casual cafes and restaurants on Ocean front Walk, aka ” The Boardwalk” and on the streets directly off of the Boardwalk.