Tuesday, September 22, 2009
#14: Santa Monica Beach
Sure, it's touristy, crowded and there are warning signs posted about chemicals in the water. However, I still think that there is something attractive and nostalgic about Santa Monica beach.
What is there to do on this stretch of sand? First, walk along the paths and gawk at the expensive beach houses that line the boardwalk. For a picture perfect lunch, bring a picnic and sit on the sand gazing at the gulls and the beautiful people. If you're the sporty type, play a game of beach volleyball then rent a tandem bike and ride into the sunset. Or if you're lucky, you might see something special such as the memorial to soldiers lost in the war, pictured above.
There are so many things to do on Santa Monica beach that there is no wonder it's so crowded...