Original Muscle Beach on 0212 2008

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This historic stretch of Santa Monica beach — the original Muscle Beach — was the epicenter of the American fitness movement in it’s salad days. Now it’s a veritable cornucopia of sturdy exercise apparatuses and playground equipment. There are balance beams, chinning bars, rings and ropes. The padded play/workout areas are nice, too. There’s also gobs of playground equipment and mock rocks for children to play on, and you’ll generally see plenty of kids here going bonkers (under the watchful eyes of parents and teachers).

Muscle Beach Venice on 0211 2008

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Muscle Beach Venice is located two blocks north of Venice Blvd on Ocean Front Walk in the Venice Recreation Center, Earth. Where some of the over-buff creatures there actually come from is a matter for the Star Council.

While it’s often referred to as Muscle Beach these days, the recreation center’s weightlifting/bodybuilding facilities are not the site of the original Muscle Beach (the Muscle Beach of yore, which is a few miles up the beach near the Santa Monica Pier).