SANTA MONICA, California – Southern California is filled with beaches. There is something for everyone – whether you are a surfer, volleyball player or just hanging out. Spectrum News 1 visited Santa Monica Beach, where the family can pack the car and walk on the sand. And when you’re done with that, there are plenty of other things to do here on this beach.
“It’s more family-friendly than anywhere else,” says father of four, Daniel Collins. “Because for us we usually choose this place because there are toilets for the children. As soon as they get hungry, there are several places to eat up here. “
The Santa Monica Pier opened to the public in 1909. It was the first concrete pier on the US west coast. According to the city, the 1,600-foot-long pier was originally built over a pipeline that fed sewage into the water until it was stopped in 1920. The pier became a popular spot for fishermen and business people. And today it’s a similar scene with fishermen along the pier and things to see, do and eat.
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Check out Spectrum News 1’s Swell Beaches special on July 6th and 7th at 9pm to find out what makes the Southern California coast so special.