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Photograph of the week: Santa Monica Muscle Beach

A young man uses the exercise rings on Santa Monica’s Muscle Beach at sunset. Located just south of Santa Monica Pier and dating from the 1930s, this is the original Muscle Beach; its more famous sibling, two miles south in Venice, was not established until the 1950s. In the past, Hollywood stars such as Kirk Douglas and Mae West have flexed their muscles here, along with former Mr Universes and internationally known bodybuilders from all over the world. The perfect spot for people watching, Summer weekends sees Muscle Beach packed with gymnasts, body builders and acrobats, all strutting their stuff on the golden sands. An irresistible photo opportunity as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica Muscle Beach Thank you to Jon Hicks of Jon Hicks Photography for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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