County of Los Angeles Fire Department

The Venice JG Program meets at their container next to the Lifeguard Headquarters, on the south end of the Venice Beach parking lot. Please enter the lot from Venice Boulevard North, check in with the attendant (be sure to have your orange pass) and make a left. Proceed to the south end of the parking lot. Please advise your children to be very careful as they cross the bike path, and look both ways before they cross.
Conditions (Full weather report)
Temperature 64.8°F Forecast
Wed 17
Swell 5.3 ft
Thu 18
Swell 0.5 ft
Fri 19
Swell 3.9 ft
Surface no data at this time
Direction from the NW (from 320° true)
Speed 3.9 kts
Height 4.3 ft (buoy);   2.4 ft (CDIP)
Period 17 s (buoy);   14.3 s (CDIP)
Direction no data at this time
Quality no data at this time
Rise 7:03 AM
Set 6:14 PM
UV Index no data at this time
Solar Radiation no data at this time
Temperature no data at this time
Visibility no data at this time
Humidity no data at this time
Data provided by National Weather Service and Scripps/CDIP.

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Courtesy of the USC Sea grant Program.

Spaces: 948
6 Handicapped spaces
ADA Facilities
Wheelchair access to restrooms. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request. See any open lifeguard tower.

City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks - Providing affordable recreational, physical and cultural opportunities for all of Los Angeles residents, the Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Web site with links, activities and job oppourtunities.
L.A. County Department of Public Health: Water Quality - A Web site from the Department of Public Health, which protects the health, prevents disease, and promotes the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County. Follow this link to the department's water quality page, to find beach's water-quality grade and any relevant warnings and/or advisories.
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