Tour Locations | A Walk in Santa Monica

  • LOCATION 8 | A Walk in Santa Monica

    Muscle Beach

    Continue straight.

    You've probably noticed lots of metal rings and all sorts of gymnastic equipment. You might see people practising acrobatics on the patch of grass. This is the original Muscle beach. It started up in the 1930s, and bodybuilders worked out here. In 1959, the City of Santa Monica could no longer maintain it, so the bodybuilders moved down to Venice where there is a Muscle Beach to this day. But 30 years later the City of Santa Monica rededicated Muscle Beach as a place for gymnastics, where folks can tumble and twist and balance with only the sand to fall on.

    Let’s keep walking.

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