Original Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

3.3
#1 of 135 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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  • Now I know where the idea of the Twilight Zone came from. Large groups of people lifting weights at the beach while Cali homeless , sit around and watch. Yuck  more »
  • I enjoyed the shopping for souvenirs and watching the body builders working out at muscle beach. This place is a freak show of epic proportion. The people watching is fantastic. The unfortunate part o...  more »
  • It was one of my favorite places in SoCal, but today is just a dump, the equipment is abandon and the whole place looks filthy someone needs to pay attention to what it use to be a great place.  more »
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  • So disappointing. Could have been when we were there but I expected a lot better for a Saturday morning.
  • Really fun place. Could stay for hours just watching everyone do acro-yoga and play on the rings
  • Gosh, this place is very inspiring!!! People are very friendly and skilled in gymnastic a lot.
  • Cool place to look around and see all sorts of people.
  • Always one of my favorite places to work out you can get a membership to the area very cheap at the main office

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