Day 4 – Venice Beach

Venice Beach Pier, Dirty Windshield Road Trip

Decided it’s time to slow it down. Staying the next two nights in Venice Beach.


  • 9:15 am Left Santa Clarita heading to LA but ended up in Venice Beach
  • 11:30 am Parked in Venice Beach and strolled the Boardwalk
  • 1:30 pm Celebrated Taco Tuesday – actually I had fajitas and margaritas but still
  • 4:15 pm Poured water on the better half of Dirty Windshield 🙂
  • 6:00 pm Skateboarding along the boardwalk (the Tiki Hut home we rented came with all sorts of bikes, skateboards, surfboards, etc.)
  • 6:54 pm Sunset from Venice Beach Pier
  • Straight chillin’

Our Adventure:

Today, we got an excellent early start compared to the rest of the week. I’m glad I took the time to get much closer to today’s destination yesterday. This is a spontaneous road trip, so we are only planning about one day ahead for the time being.

Venice Beach Tiki Hut

However, we have booked the next two nights at this bad ass Tiki Hut styled studio about 100ft away from Venice Beach. It came with a record player and bikes to use so a total win.

Little side note: 

For those who aren’t aware, the Dirty Windshield road trippers follow a rather strict diet. No gluten, soy, sugar, fructose, or artificial anything and we also limit our salt intake as much as humanly possible with a strong preference for organic and sustainably sourced. Finding appropriate accommodations can certainly be challenging, but the options are out there. California is unique in the sense that organic options are much more easy to find. At home, we cook virtually every meal we eat, however, this isn’t always possible on the road. As you will notice, we utilize both hotels and home rentals to ensure we can eat.

Back to the adventure:

Overall, today was more relaxed. Once we got to Venice Beach, we parked and walked the boardwalk. The morning was overcast, but it has since cleared.

2 Gulls Keeping Post at the Lifeguard Hut, Venice Beach
2 Gulls Keeping Post at the Lifeguard Hut

After taking a meal break, we took a look through the storage room at the Tiki Hut. We found a few skateboards and decided to take the longboard down to the boardwalk. It’s been at least 17 years since I stepped on a board and I wasn’t great back then, but I held my own.

Skateboarding Along the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Skateboarding Along the Boardwalk

Growing up on the East Coast, I’ve seen many a magnificent sunrise. Today, I took the opportunity to hang on the Pier and watch the sunset. Surfers and sailboats speckled the water, and it was utterly delightful.

Sun Kissing the Ocean, Venice Beach Sunset, California, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Sun Kissing the Ocean

Ready for another excellent adventure tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what else Los Angelos has to offer.


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