The mats are back!  That is right, Venice Beach has become more accessible to visitors, especially those who have difficulty crossing the sand.

Last week, Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors unrolled the  access mat near the Venice Boulevard beach parking lot.  They were initially installed on April 13, 2022, and were taking down the week of November 16 when the berms went up.

Made of a fine nylon mesh, beach access mats are designed for people who use wheelchairs or may otherwise need a firmer surface to traverse the sand.  The mat starts at the Marvin Braude Bike Trail and end in a “T” shape closer to the water’s edge. The mat will be available annually from roughly spring through fall.

The Venice Beach access mat is located on the beach next to the parking lot,  2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.   View photos below by Venice Paparazzi.


Thank you to Department of Beaches and Harbors for rolling out the mats! Go team! 

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors manages Marina del Rey harbor and 25 miles of beaches along the Los Angeles County coastline, including world-famous Zuma, Malibu, Surfrider, and Venice beaches. In addition to promoting and maintaining a clean coastline, DBH operates Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey.  For more information, visit our website at

Photo by @VenicePaparazzi

Photo by @VenicePaparazzi

Photo by @VenicePaparazzi

Thanks to the Department of Beaches and Harbors staff for your hard work!  You rock!

Venice Beach Mat Rollout


For an interactive map of all access mat and beach wheelchair locations, visit

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