Did you know
L.A county currently has 15 beaches! Now while that sounds exciting not all of them are clean some beaches even have a water gate blocking clean water from entering the shore. Basically, you would be swimming in trash and sewer drainage that's why in some you'll notice the black water. However below you will find some of the most popular and clean beaches in the surrounding area of Los Angeles.
Santa Monica Beach
Known for their popular pier, large waves and as a popular filming location, it's no wonder why over 7 million tourists visit each year. Santa Monica Beach and its surroundings offer a highly addictive day and nightlife with its luxurious hotels opening their bars and clubs to all. However, this does mean that that food in the pier can be a little expensive luckily right around the promenade you can find more affordable foods such as subways and McDonalds around the area.
The pier is over 100 years old and has a mini theme park it's one of the only adventure ride piers that do not charge admission to go in. However to ride the attractions an unlimited all-day ride wristbands can cost up to $25 dollars.
Is it worth it?
The beach is one of the most cleaned beaches in L.A with actual waves to surf on and the pier is one of the only piers with cheap rides and chilled vibes. On sunny days at around 6-7pm each day you can watch the sun going down into the ocean. Here's the Google Map
Filled with hundreds of tourist wanting a glimpse of the gorgeous sunset. Venice Beach is more than just a beach it’s surrounding is filled with a lot of cultural murals a free skate park and the famous “Muscle Beach” where super buff guys and gals work out. Muscle beach was also made known for having actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Who worked out on Muscle Beach and made Gold’s Gym famous in the 1980s.
Venice also offers a popular boardwalk which features local talent and artist. The boardwalk is opened from 10 am to 5 pm each day. However, if you feel like shopping for souvenirs please be aware that many of the stores on the boardwalk have a long and repeated history of cheating out tourist of money. Stores along the Venice boardwalk are known to create false offers and then force tourist into paying ridiculous amounts of money for their products. In L.A there are many places to shop for cheap such as the fashion district which offers 50% off all of the items.
Venice Beach is easily connected to Santa Monica Beach with a 25 Minute bus ride or a 10-15 minute Uber separating both named beaches. During the daytime, you can also experience the ability to watch or participate in painting alongside with some of the Venice Beach artists. Overall Venice Beach is a “can't miss” Beach to visit.