I didn’t feel very well after my thrilling experience at Magic Mountain the previous day. However, I was aware that Ross and I only had a short time left in LA and I was determined to make the most of it. I had a list of places I still wanted to visit, one of which was Venice Beach. I have probably said this before but I love people watching and I knew I would enjoy all the weird and wonderful sights of Venice Beach.
The beach itself was lovely. The LA sun was of course shining and crowds of people were relaxing, swimming and surfing. We walked along the boardwalk to Muscle Beach and en-route were many interesting sights! It was vibrant, busy and filled with entertainers trying to wow a crowd. Stalls and shops lined the boardwalk too and I enjoyed seeing what they had to offer. I was disappointed that Muscle Beach was deserted. TV and movies lead me to believe there would be at least one man or woman with huge muscles working out but that was not the case.
I had it in my head that I wanted to head back and walk along to Santa Monica beach so that I could photograph the pier. However, as we approached where the car was parked I realised that I had walked as far as I could already. We figured it would be difficult to find parking nearer to Santa Monica beach (it had been difficult getting parked earlier in the day) so we decided to abandon that plan. I was happy to have experienced Venice Beach though.
Have you ever visited Venice Beach?
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