It may come as a surprise to many but there are many beaches of Los Angeles I have yet to travel to. Malibu, Hermosa, Long Beach; almost any you can think of sans Venice I haven’t crossed. So on my day off from work I decided to visit one of these shores everyone gushes about. I went to the second closest beach to me: Santa Monica. Let me tell you something before you see these photos: Santa Monica Beach is gorgeous. Go to Venice for the interesting pieces of humanity but walk further to Santa Monica to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. I’m not even a beach guy and I wanna keep coming back to this place. So enjoy the beauty that is:
Shout out to the random cannons around the edge of the beaches
Palisade Park (An interesting “Park” in that it is only a strip of a park that hugs the edges of the beach. Absolutely beautiful despite the ugly cars/city to the right of it)
Houses by the shore with the pier in the distance
My haul afterwards
So in the middle of Santa Monica, on 3rd street, is a whole area with nothing but shops and bars. 3rd Street Promenade is basically an outdoor mall. I wish more places were like this.
So yeah, definitely head yourself out here whenever you get the chance. I can only imagine what this place is like during the winter. If Atlantic City could only have this kind of weather I would have frequent it more back in the day. Santa Monica is just a gorgeous city and just a few miles up north is the Pacific Coast Highway. So stay tuned for that.