Original Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

3.3
#1 of 171 in Spas in California
Admire gymnasts and acrobats showing off their tricks at Original Muscle Beach. Established in the 1930s, the beach first got attention when legendary bodybuilders Joe Gold and Vic Tanny started lifting the weight equipment. Today, the weight equipment is at Venice Beach, but gymnasts and acrobats still come here to train. Bring your camera, but be sure to ask before snapping shots of the athletes in action. Take a look at our Santa Monica attractions website to schedule your visit to Original Muscle Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Wr were in Venice Beach Muscle Beach today. Has come very into the years. Also, it has a lot of homeless people and it smells like cannabis everywhere.
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  • We are pleased we visited Muscle Beach to see the place first hand. Parking was $20 everywhere, for the day. There were no half day options. As it happens, we didn’t stay at all and just walked along ...  more »
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  • Super chill. Clean. The area with all the swings and stuff is really cool and fun. The ocean is in front of you while the pier is to your right. Once you’re done with the peer, relaxing on muscle beach is the way to go 👍
  • People gather here to do acrobatic exercises. It's kind of cool to see people doing something you are not good at. I was just passing by and liked the vibrant environment around the muscle beach.
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