Photos: Looking Back at Bathing in Venice Beach


From the early days of Kinney's Venice of America to the grand opening of the millennial Skate Park, the beach in Venice has come to represent one of L.A.'s most generous and eccentric public spaces. Like the boardwalk, the beach makes room for all, and seldom discriminates. Although there are some commercial forces trying to homogenize and privatize the public experience, beach goers will not let go, because this beach, Venice beach, is a place for all.



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