A Digital Nomad's Guide to Venice Beach

The best coworking spaces, cafes with Wifi, and places to live and stay in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Published on
June 27, 2018

Boasting a bohemian and free spirited charm, Venice Beach is an eclectic mix of culture and coolness. You'll find everything from funky boutique shops, to street performers, to its famous canals, and stellar surf breaks. Three out of our five Los Angeles locations are strung throughout this vibrant city, making it an easy place to work remotely for a while.

Where to stay in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of Los Angeles' most sought after areas, and for good reason. Being home to plenty of trendy and delicious restaurants and establishments, some of the best waves on the SoCal coast, and a vibrant community of creatives, it's clear why people are eager to live here. The city itself is on the smaller side, and while the beach and boardwalk are typically high traffic areas, its residential streets offer a respite away from the bustle. Outsite has three spaces here, all centrally located: Venice Beach Dell, Venice Beach Lincoln, and Venice Beach Glyndon.

Getting Around Venice Beach

Venice Beach is very pedestrian friendly, and is one of Los Angeles' most walkable areas.

Driving/Cycling in Venice Beach

The best way to get around Venice Beach is driving, or cycling.

Uber/Lyft in Venice Beach

Uber and Lyft are widely available here.

Scooters in Venice Beach

Bird and Lime scooters are popular ways to get around as well.

Coworking Spaces in Venice Beach

We have a total of five homes strung throughout Los Angeles. Each space has at least one dedicated workspace for guests to have full access to during their stay.

Centrally located on the corner of Windward and Pacific, Upper80 is a cool, relaxed space with dedicated offices, conference rooms, and flexible memberships.

Village Workspaces
A beautifully designed coworking space with conference rooms, private offices, and open seating.

Digital nomad and startup communities in Venice Beach

In recent years, Venice Beach has shifted beyond their reputation as the land of surf and skate to taking a lead in tech and financing. With a lower cost of living than other startup hubs, sunny skies, and creative communities, it's an exciting place for entrepreneurs and remote workers alike.

Startups in Venice Beach

Gem provides developers with thoughtfully designed user interfaces for crypto.

Snap Inc.
Snap creates camera/photo focused applications (such as Snapchat) to keep users connected and communicating via instant sharing.

Markett is an automated platform designed to connect influencers to brands via their word-of-mouth marketing programs.

Coffee shops with WiFi in Venice Beach

Cow’s End Cafe
A spacious cafe that's perfect for plugging in and getting to work. They serve great coffee, smoothies, and breakfast all day.

Intelligentsia Coffee Bar
This high end chain serves some of Venice's best coffee in beautifully decorated space with fast WiFi.

Cafe Gratitude
A popular vegan cafe just off of Abbot Kinney, serving health focused and plant based meals.

Groundwork Coffee
Serving high quality organic coffee, Groundwork is an LA chain popular among remote workers.

Deus Ex Machina
This biker shop meets cafe has fast and free WiFi, but there are not many outlets available, so come with a full charge.

Gyms and yoga studios in Venice

Venice Beach is an especially health conscious place, and its beach front workouts and recreation are world famous. This makes it rather easy to find yoga/HIIT classes or gyms with personal trainers.

Yoga Nest Venice
Yoga Nest is located in the heart of Venice, right by the beach, and offers classes for beginner and experienced yogis alike. They have an enticing introductory offer, perfect for visitors.

Love Yoga
A popular and beautiful boutique space with workshops, classes, mentorships, and teacher trainings.

Modo Yoga
One of their many worldwide locations, Modo Yoga Venice is a spacious studio offering freeflow, yin, and hot yoga flows. They also have an affordable two week introductory offer for newcomers.

Venice Beach Recreation and Parks
For a city whose identity is intertwined with their beach front recreation, you can expect lots of options for outdoor workouts. The Recreation & Parks office provides access to the basketball courts, the iconic indoor/outdoor muscle gym, paddle tennis courts, and more.

Equinox Marina Del Rey
One of their many locations in Los Angeles, Equinox is s beautiful fitness club with luxury amenities.

Barry's Venice
This boutique fitness studio offers high intensity bootcamp style workouts off of Lincoln blvd.

Groceries and shopping in Venice Beach

Farmers Markets
Every Friday morning from 7 to 11, the Venice Beach Farmers Market is hosted on Venice Blvd. You'll find fresh produce, bread, flowers, artisan goods, and more.

Grocery Stores
There are plenty of grocery stores to choose from in Venice Beach. Whole Foods and Ralphs are a couple of the larger ones. There's also an Erewhon for high-end and specialty items.

Surf breaks in Venice

Arguably the most popular surf spot in Venice, Breakwater is just steps from the famous Venice sign, and in the middle of the boardwalk. it offers consistent swell throughout the year, though it's especially good in the winter months.

The Pier
This is another popular break that can sometimes get a little crowded. You can surf the Pier on the north or south sides.

About a half hour north of Venice Beach is Malibu, a world renowned surfing destination with its own list of iconic point breaks. This is also home to Outsite Malibu.

Looking for a place to stay in Venice? Check out Outsite's three spaces there: Venice Beach Glyndon, Venice Beach Dell, and Venice Beach Lincoln.

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