I expected something more like South Beach in Miami but this beach and boardwalk is decidedly average. The boardwalk is lined with trashy (sunglass, t-shirt, medical mariuana) storefronts and the restaurants offer standard hot dogs, fries, and such. Muscle Beach is entertaining but nothing special (it's an outdoor gym after all!). Lots of people with dogs, skating and strollers so people-watching was interesting. The beach itself is expansive with volleyball and other activities. I actually enjoyed walking along the town canals inland a few blocks to see the lovely homes lining the waterways more than the boardwalk. Park on the street a few blocks away to avoid the $5 - 25 fees charged on surface lots if you can.
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