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Address: Vista del Mar Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293
Phone Number: +1 310-322-7036
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Tar seeps occur naturally here

To Dale and others complaining about "unacceptable" tar seeps: these occur naturally along all SoCal beaches periodically. And they shift too so it's hard to predict where to stay... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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Woodland, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I went to get hawaiian BBQ and then drove down to the beach to eat. nice area with great view of the ocean. I work at LAX, so I enjoyed to Airplanes flying over taking off. I hope to be back to this place again.

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Thank Chetbauerle
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cali is just beautiful. I'm like really in love with the architecture of the houses and the views of the different beaches... it just amazing. Anyway we celebrated my friends 30th birthday. Overall we had a good time. We cooked, played both volleyball and football. I like how big the beach is allow a group to really enjoy their privacy.... More 

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Thank Bridget M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

To Dale and others complaining about "unacceptable" tar seeps: these occur naturally along all SoCal beaches periodically. And they shift too so it's hard to predict where to stay away, but they're up and down the entire coast. In particular there is an ooze in SM close to the pier and along Dockweiler pretty far up from the parking lot….can't... More 

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Glendale, California
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm a 3rd generation native Angeleno and I've been going to So Cal beaches my entire life. This is by far the most disgusting beach I've ever visited. If you are lucky enough to get a $10 cash only parking spot, which does not always happen because they will sell you an entrance to the parking even if they're completely... More 

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Thank Tanya M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Crowded, loud, trash, constant noise from low-lying planes taking off from LAX. Go a few minutes north or south for much better beaches.

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Thank Beth M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Beach was crowded on a hot Wednesday, but plenty of space to stretch out.. Bathrooms and rinse off areas were very close also. Only thing wrong with this place was sad to see how people leave their trash behind even though there were trash cans within reach everywhere. We had to pick up lots of paper and juice boxes before... More 

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Thank Andrea C
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85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

When I needed a night dip in the Pacific our hotel concierge recommended this beach because it's nice and secluded. It was clean beach which looked like it would be pleasant during the day. The water was actually warmer than what I thought coming from East Coast beaches. There are bathroom facilities.

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Thank Tina S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

My girlfriend was in town for a conference. I was on vacation. It was the first time I had ever been to Los Angeles. This is a very nice beach. There are biking/jogging paths for miles on the beach. They keep this place very clean. You can watch surfers at the right times as well. There is free parking on... More 

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Naples, Florida
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136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I went there for just one reason: PLANESPOTTING. This place is just great. The combination of beach, sunbathing and watching planes was heaven for me. Very low passing on take off and even lower on landing, depending on the wind. The sound is crazy. I will def come back if I am in LA again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

After LAX expanded in the late 60s and early 70s, the streets are still there but the house/homes have long ago be removed. I grew up under the flight path for LAX and over looking the Santa Monica bay. Ocean activities kept me out of most trouble. I have a connection with the place. A junior life guard during the... More 

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