Best boardwalks in Los Angeles

Check out the top boardwalks in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Santa Monica
1. Santa Monica
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66 local reviews
Santa Monica, Santa Monica
LocalityPolitical
Rob
Great pier and boardwalk
Rob and Kathy
You can rent bikes on the boardwalk and eat at a variety of restaurants. There are also a variety of shops in…
Sophia & John
The pier and boardwalk are fun!
1. Santa Monica
1. Santa Monica
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66 local reviews
Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Rob
Rob
Great pier and boardwalk
Rob and Kathy
Rob and Kathy
You can rent bikes on the boardwalk and eat at a variety of restaurants. There are also a variety of shops in the area,
Sophia & John
Sophia & John
The pier and boardwalk are fun!
2. Abbot Kinney Blvd
2. Abbot Kinney Blvd
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150 local reviews
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles
Route
Aurélien
While Venice's claim to fame may be its laid-back beach culture, from Dogtown to the Venice Boardwalk, the 'ho…
Jessyka
Shopping, cafes, restaurants...world famous boardwalk!
Maddy
First Fridays on Abbott Kinney - The event starts around 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. first Friday of every …
2. Abbot Kinney Blvd
2. Abbot Kinney Blvd
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150 local reviews
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles
Aurélien
Aurélien
While Venice's claim to fame may be its laid-back beach culture, from Dogtown to the Venice Boardwalk, the 'hood's most Stylish street is ho…
Jessyka
Jessyka
Shopping, cafes, restaurants...world famous boardwalk!
Maddy
Maddy
First Fridays on Abbott Kinney - The event starts around 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. first Friday of every month. Shops stay open late. …
3. Venice Ale House
3. Venice Ale House
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67 local reviews
2 Rose Avenue, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-314-8253
BarRestaurantFood
Aralie
Probably the best restaurant right on the Boardwalk - it gets packed during the day and for sunset sessions so…
Jana
Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their…
J
Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their…
3. Venice Ale House
3. Venice Ale House
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67 local reviews
2 Rose Avenue, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-314-8253
Aralie
Aralie
Probably the best restaurant right on the Boardwalk - it gets packed during the day and for sunset sessions so plan ahead and give your name…
Jana
Jana
Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their 30 craft beers on tap as well…
J
J
Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their 30 craft beers on tap as well…
4. Hotel Erwin
4. Hotel Erwin
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59 local reviews
1697 Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles
+1 310-452-1111
BarNight clubLodging
Jonelle and David
Rooftop bar of a hotel in Venice. Fun outdoor seating with a beachy, young, vibe. Right off the boardwalk.
Brett
Great rooftop bar inside the hotel that is overlooking Venice Boardwalk and Venice Beach.
Lisa
High-style, rooftop deck with DJs day & night, specialty cocktails, light bites & boardwalk views. Great spot…
4. Hotel Erwin
4. Hotel Erwin
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59 local reviews
1697 Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles
+1 310-452-1111
Jonelle and David
Jonelle and David
Rooftop bar of a hotel in Venice. Fun outdoor seating with a beachy, young, vibe. Right off the boardwalk.
Brett
Brett
Great rooftop bar inside the hotel that is overlooking Venice Boardwalk and Venice Beach.
Lisa
Lisa
High-style, rooftop deck with DJs day & night, specialty cocktails, light bites & boardwalk views. Great spot for sunset. It is one of the…
5. Shoreline Village
5. Shoreline Village
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18 local reviews
429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach
Closed now
+1 562-435-2668
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Fabian
Charming shopping village features colorful boardwalk shops & restaurants amid scenic harbor views.
robyn
This trendy hot bed of shops, bars & restaurants is just a 5 min drive or a nice walk down the boardwalk. Grea…
Gene
A charming shopping village with dozens of restaurants, boardwalk shops, a carousel, carnival games, segway an…
5. Shoreline Village
5. Shoreline Village
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18 local reviews
429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach
Closed now
+1 562-435-2668
Fabian
Fabian
Charming shopping village features colorful boardwalk shops & restaurants amid scenic harbor views.
robyn
robyn
This trendy hot bed of shops, bars & restaurants is just a 5 min drive or a nice walk down the boardwalk. Great view of LB Harbor & the Quee…
Gene
Gene
A charming shopping village with dozens of restaurants, boardwalk shops, a carousel, carnival games, segway and bike rentals, and harbor cru…
6. Figtree's Cafe
6. Figtree's Cafe
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21 local reviews
429 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
+1 310-392-4937
CafeRestaurantFood
Aralie
1/2 priced breakfast until 9am. Great ocean views. Not the most "local" or "cool" spot but worth a visit if yo…
Megan
Great food with an ocean view just at the end of Paloma Av. Voted best food on Venice boardwalk. Half price …
Brianne
Eat right on Venice Boardwalk. Great for breakfast lunch and dinner. 50% of your meal everyday if you order …
6. Figtree's Cafe
6. Figtree's Cafe
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21 local reviews
429 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
+1 310-392-4937
Aralie
Aralie
1/2 priced breakfast until 9am. Great ocean views. Not the most "local" or "cool" spot but worth a visit if you find yourself strolling the …
Megan
Megan
Great food with an ocean view just at the end of Paloma Av. Voted best food on Venice boardwalk. Half price breakfast between 8 & 9 AM (ex…
Brianne
Brianne
Eat right on Venice Boardwalk. Great for breakfast lunch and dinner. 50% of your meal everyday if you order before 9am. I highly recommen…
7. The Sidewalk Cafe
7. The Sidewalk Cafe
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16 local reviews
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-5547
CafeRestaurantFood
Gabriel
Located at the very heart of Venice Beach, this iconic restaurant has an outdoor patio area with a direct view…
Heidi
You can sit on the boardwalk, eat great all around food and watch the boardwalk activities while behind the s…
Anthea
For a casual lunch and people watching an old Boardwalk favorite. Small World Books is right next door. Just f…
7. The Sidewalk Cafe
7. The Sidewalk Cafe
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16 local reviews
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-5547
Gabriel
Gabriel
Located at the very heart of Venice Beach, this iconic restaurant has an outdoor patio area with a direct view of the beach to watch all the…
Heidi
Heidi
You can sit on the boardwalk, eat great all around food and watch the boardwalk activities while behind the scenes. Breakfast and lunch is …
Anthea
Anthea
For a casual lunch and people watching an old Boardwalk favorite. Small World Books is right next door. Just five minutes away from the stud…
8. Venice
8. Venice
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40 local reviews
Venice, Los Angeles
NeighborhoodPolitical
Andrea
A good 13 miles but worth the trip. Boardwalk shopping street entertainment and the BEACH!
James
There is so much to see at Venice Beach -- for free! Shops and restaurants/bars, the boardwalk musicians and e…
Rocco
There is so much to see at Venice Beach -- for free! Shops and restaurants/bars, the boardwalk musicians and e…
8. Venice
8. Venice
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40 local reviews
Venice, Los Angeles
Andrea
Andrea
A good 13 miles but worth the trip. Boardwalk shopping street entertainment and the BEACH!
James
James
There is so much to see at Venice Beach -- for free! Shops and restaurants/bars, the boardwalk musicians and entertainers. Spend the whole d…
Rocco
Rocco
There is so much to see at Venice Beach -- for free! Shops and restaurants/bars, the boardwalk musicians and entertainers. Spend the whole d…
9. Santa Monica Pier
9. Santa Monica Pier
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336 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Route
Nika
The Santa Monica Pier is about an hour away (walking distance). Though the walk from the end of Washington blv…
Dee
The Santa Monica beach is one of the most visited beach in Los Angeles. It has all the charm that Angelenos ar…
Yaelle
Jump on the 10 freeway or take public transportation straight West to the beach! Enjoy beach sports, the board…
9. Santa Monica Pier
9. Santa Monica Pier
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336 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Nika
Nika
The Santa Monica Pier is about an hour away (walking distance). Though the walk from the end of Washington blvd down to the pier is one of t…
Dee
Dee
The Santa Monica beach is one of the most visited beach in Los Angeles. It has all the charm that Angelenos are known for. Classic boardwalk…
Yaelle
Yaelle
Jump on the 10 freeway or take public transportation straight West to the beach! Enjoy beach sports, the boardwalk, rollercoaster rides, fis…
10. Small World Books
10. Small World Books
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10 local reviews
1407 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-2360
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Lisa + Joe
One of the best independent book stores in our neighborhood. RIght on the boardwalk next to the Famous Sidewal…
Barbara
Great bookstore hidden away on the boardwalk - a quiet oasis in the middle of boardwalk madness :) Buy a book …
Sofia
Small World has a small but nice selection of recently released books, classics, coffee table books, etc. Nic…
10. Small World Books
10. Small World Books
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10 local reviews
1407 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-2360
Lisa + Joe
Lisa + Joe
One of the best independent book stores in our neighborhood. RIght on the boardwalk next to the Famous Sidewalk Cafe (I don't recommend the …
Barbara
Barbara
Great bookstore hidden away on the boardwalk - a quiet oasis in the middle of boardwalk madness :) Buy a book for the beach!
Sofia
Sofia
Small World has a small but nice selection of recently released books, classics, coffee table books, etc. Nice staff with picks and recomme…
11. On the Waterfront Cafe
11. On the Waterfront Cafe
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21 local reviews
205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
+1 310-392-0322
CafeBarRestaurant
E.J.
On the Boardwalk, one block away, good German beers and Swiss specialties. Happy hour daily 6-8 PM. Lively s…
Aralie
Greet patio to share a beer and watch the sunset over fried apps. Try the giant pretzel! There is usually a ba…
Morena
Good food here on the Venice boardwalk. My personal food stop after my swim in the ocean. I particularly like …
11. On the Waterfront Cafe
11. On the Waterfront Cafe
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21 local reviews
205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
+1 310-392-0322
E.J.
E.J.
On the Boardwalk, one block away, good German beers and Swiss specialties. Happy hour daily 6-8 PM. Lively scene passes in front of you as…
Aralie
Aralie
Greet patio to share a beer and watch the sunset over fried apps. Try the giant pretzel! There is usually a band playing on the boardwalk ri…
Morena
Morena
Good food here on the Venice boardwalk. My personal food stop after my swim in the ocean. I particularly like the fried cod.
12. Candle Cafe & Grill
12. Candle Cafe & Grill
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6 local reviews
325 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
(310) 314-4456
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Douglas
When craving a patio on the boardwalk, but Venice Ale house is too busy. Cheap drinks, decent food, and a grea…
Herbert
Casual place with sandwiches, pizza, draft beers & cocktails, plus boardwalk seats with ocean views.
E.J.
On the Boardwalk one block away. Reasonable food, great view of the passing show. Good happy hour specials …
12. Candle Cafe & Grill
12. Candle Cafe & Grill
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6 local reviews
325 Ocean Front Walk, Venice
Closed now
(310) 314-4456
Douglas
Douglas
When craving a patio on the boardwalk, but Venice Ale house is too busy. Cheap drinks, decent food, and a great staff.
Herbert
Herbert
Casual place with sandwiches, pizza, draft beers & cocktails, plus boardwalk seats with ocean views.
E.J.
E.J.
On the Boardwalk one block away. Reasonable food, great view of the passing show. Good happy hour specials all afternoon.