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Address: 16000 block of Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Phone Number: 310 394 3261
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Good alternative to Venice and Santa Monica beaches

It's easy to get burned out trying to see all the sights while on vacation. I wanted to build some beach time into this trip as a way to get enforced rest. This beach was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Yorktown, Indiana

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We went to Will Rogers State Beach. The views of the Pacific Ocean is very nice Its a very good beach to sit and look at the ocean, go swimming, play volleyball, and so forth. We've been several times Today it was blue skies and a hot day at the beach, Will Rogers State Beach is named for Will Rogers... More 

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Yorktown, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's easy to get burned out trying to see all the sights while on vacation. I wanted to build some beach time into this trip as a way to get enforced rest. This beach was recommended because it's more for locals and lesser-known than Santa Monica and Venice beaches. This beach doesn't have the attractions of those others, but it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love this beach! Its beautifully scenic and never too crowded. In the summer, parking is $9.00 for all day. The rest of the year it's $6.00. There are life guards in the summer time. The bathrooms are clean, There is a playground and there are volleyball nets too. Its near Gladstone's for fish on Pacific Coast Highway.

Thank Cindy R
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice location especially when you have children. It's between Santa Monica and Malibu. I like it because I never have a problem with parking (although it's $9). There is a snack bar, restrooms, and outdoor showers right there by parking which is convenient. Also the distance between the parking and the water is pretty short so when... More 

1 Thank WORKMOM88
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good surfing, plenty if paid parking. Lots of eating places bear by, very nice beach are the positives. The negative is the amazing amount of traffic whizzing around at 55+ mph. You don't walk anywhere around there..Driving from place to place a must. The positives outweigh the negatives for most people. Usually great surfing. My recommendation is go during the... More 

Thank Jud J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We drove specifically to find this gay beach. It is huge with lovely sand, as are most Californian beaches, but there were several tents and vagrants sleeping rough. Whilst this is a common site in most if the cities we have visited this year,this is the first time we have seen such on a beach. We packed up and moved... More 

Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our brunch destination was Gladstone's. We took the scenic route from our hotel near Westwood Village and drove via Sunset Blvd. Voila! The road ends at the beach and the restaurant. We enjoyed a nice (but expensive) brunch with beautiful views of the ocean. Then we took off our shoes and strolled up and down the beach.

Thank KriksPicks
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When in LA, I don't really like driving too far just to get to a beach. Came here in September, weather was still in the 80s and sunny skies every day. I guess I was fairly lucky as I came during the weekday and it was fairly quiet and really nice to be able to have the beach fairly empty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I returned to Will Rogers Beach again this year and found it still to be a great place to hang out, swim and catch some rays. This time I went to the far end of the beach, almost to Pacific Palisaides and found free parking at the side of the road and a nice wooden stairway from the PCH down... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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198 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Locals will tell you this beach is rarely crowded since it doesn't have all of the bars, etc. that a lot of the other stretches have. This was perfect for our family as it left plenty of room for building sandcastles and running. There are lifeguards and restrooms with showers...but unlike other reviewers our experience was not that they were... More 

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