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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

July 27, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals
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What? There are canals in Venice Beach? That was my reaction when I heard about them. And it’s not just hearsay, there really are canals in Venice Beach! I urge you to leave the boardwalk behind and discover this spot where the dream of romantic walkways, gorgeous mansions, and charming canals still live on. Come on, let’s explore!

Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

What are they?

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

Over a century ago developer Abbot Kinney (you might be familiar with the popular shopping area, Abbot Kinney Road) was planning out the city of Venice. He dreamed up the idea of creating a “Venice of America”, inspired by Venice, Italy. He wanted it to be a cultural renaissance, complete with canals and gondolas. Unfortunately the idea never fully took off, and the project was soon abandoned. The already created canals, however, lived on.

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

Where are the Venice Beach Canals?

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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

The Venice Beach canals are located at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and S. Venice Boulevard. You won’t have trouble finding parking around this area. Just be sure to read the street signs. Within a few square blocks you’ll find remnants of the peace, charm, and tranquility of the Venice Beach canals.

Surrounding the canals you’ll find homes of architecture masterpiece in a variety of different styles. Take in the lovely gardens and manicured lawns, complete with rowboats and kayaks docked to the piers. There are multiple walkways for strolling and crossing over the canals as well.

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

PRO TIP

The charm of the canals really come alive at sunset. I recommend stopping by local shop and cafe Tesuque Village Market for some wine and cheese and admire the view as the sun sets over the canals. Just remember to take anything you bring with you as you leave. This is a residential neighborhood and it is important to respect people’s property. 🙂

Tesuque Village Market - The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

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Have you visited the Venice Beach canals? I would love to know in the comments below!

TIFFANY NICOLE

Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.

  • Reply
    AK
    August 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I had no idea these were there! How cool!

    • Tiffany Nicole
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      Tiffany Nicole
      August 9, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Yes ma’am! They’re a pretty awesome find 🙂

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    Ted
    August 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Changed a bit since I was there many decades ago Then it was a bit of a dump. The photo’s look good. Some nice houses. Funny how time changes things.

    • Tiffany Nicole
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      Tiffany Nicole
      August 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Was it really? Yeah it looked pretty nice when I was there. 🙂 Maybe they made an effort to clean it up?

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