Venice Beach is well known for wild , crazy, and wierd.
I took a few pictures of some outragous stuff that I have seen. One guy attached a sound system to his bike and it was louder than something at a club. Another guy put some large tires on his bike, i think he wanted to be able to ride his bike on the sand, he could probably do it. These werent that outragous compaired to what you see some people wearing. Walking on the strand in Venice is definately a show in itself.
Like the city of L.A., Venice has its share of beggars who approach people who can potentially spare a dime. Some beggars can be aggressive or just downright bold. On my last trip, one young man , perhaps in the late teens or early 20, ask a group of women, "Do you have money for marijuana? Well, you can't blame him for being honest in his real intentions for some dough!
If you visit any of the beach cities, you'll be sure to see plenty of people laying out to get a nice tan and playing beach volleyball.