Free Entrance & Beach Wheelchair Rental
Venice Beach and Pier
Venice Beach was developed in the early 1900s, first as a beach resort and then as an entertainment venue and amusement park. Over the years it has become famous as a cultural center, attracting a variety of street performers, bodybuilders, artists, and even some Beat poets. Trail/Pathway Details The Strand (Ocean Front Walk) •Trailhead: Northern end: Rose Ave. and Ocean Front Walk •Length: 2-4 total miles •Typical Width: 4 ft. & above •Typical Grade: Level •Terrain: Hard Ocean Front Walk begins just west of the Rose Avenue parking lot, but the heart of the activity is farther south, near Winward Avenue, and inland from the Marvin Braude Bike Trail. There are a few places along the walkway where you can connect to various amenities, but other than the raised picnic table by the Rose Avenue. Accessibility: •Beach Wheelchair: Yes •Call (310) 939-0000 (Mon.-Fri.) or (310) 864-3717 (Sat.-Sun.) to request a beach wheelchair, or flag down someone at the main lifeguard station near the southwest corner of the parking lot along Ocean Front Walk south of Venice Blvd. •Accessible Parking: Yes •Vehicles with a disabled placard can park for free in the beach parking lots at the foot of both Rose Ave. and W. Washington Blvd. These fill up quickly during the summer and on weekends. Street parking is difficult close to the beach. •Accessible Restroom: Yes •At the parking lots at Rose St. and Washington Ave., and on Ocean Front Walk at 17th Ave., Brooks Ave., and Horizon. •Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes •Tables with attached seats are off the Rose Ave. parking lot, but there is no clear space for a wheelchair rider to pull up to the table. Just a few yards away, a concrete ramp leads out onto the beach to a raised area where there is a table with wheelchair seating.