My brother and future wife leave very early in the morning to catch their flight to Hawaii. A bit later in the day, my sister and her husband arrive at my brother’s house.
We drove around Sunset Boulevard (which is not what I expected! Very bohemian, not glamorous at all but an interesting walk down the boulevard) and headed back to Santa Monica beach (again!) for some people watching and a couple hours later ended the day with rooftop drinks overlooking the pier watching the sunset – Lovely!
Nice quiet parking lot about 500m from the pier (north) with lovely sands
Gorgeous Sand and surf! – I recommend walking a bit down from the pier to get a quieter spot (there is a paved road to walk to the pier or car park)
Some fresh fruit with a drizzle of lime juice and a sprinkling of cayenne – make sure the pepper is evenly distributed!
Barbie’s house! (Or the owner of Mattel)
There is a theme park on the pier but was quite expensive and we weren’t very interested.
The food court is next to the theme park and offers lots of seating to chill and people watch
Just had to go another round with these delicious corn dogs!
The centre of a delicious bite
The garlic butter parmesan fries are especially good!
View from the end of the Pier (about 15 mins from the beginning if you don’t stop)
Lot of people catching fish themselves too
I was surprised at the (low) quality of street vendors and entertainers for the Pier, most are typical touristy things like below but a lot of them you’d think there was no quality control – there was literally a drunk guy with his boombox doing a weird uncle at the wedding dance – and people were giving him money!
Sunset on the beach
We found a cool little spot at the beginning of the pier where we enjoyed some sunset cocktails
Tune in tomorrow!