The Venice Pier
he Venice Pier: (Following info from Coastal Conservancy) Location: End of Washington Blvd. South of the Venice Breakwater
The 1,300-foot Venice Pier, built in 1963, was falling to pieces by the 1980s. It was closed and scheduled for demolition in 1986. Venice residents rallied to the cause, and after years of perseverance the pier was restored and reopened in 1997. The restored pier is fully accessible, with special cutouts for fishing from wheelchairs.
A people-watching mecca of LA, the Venice Beach Pier juts out into the Pacific Ocean, offering spectacular views of sea and sky. It also provides the perfect vantage point to take in the amazing street entertainment happening right on the beach and boardwalk. Scenic walks are one of the most enjoyable ways to take in all the extraordinary sights and sounds of Venice. Ocean Front Walk is a paved pedestrian path that runs North and South along the water, allowing walkers to catch a breeze while watching surfers catch some waves. If you prefer wheels to walking, rent a bike and follow the path North from the Pier’s beach, which will leads to Muscle Beach.