Will Rogers State Beach (Ginger Rogers)

  • Will Rogers State Beach - USA
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  • Will Rogers State Beach - USA
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Will Rogers sits between two illustrious neighbours, Malibu and Santa Monica, just to the north of Los Angeles. Stretching for nearly 3 miles this is a great option when the city beaches become too busy.

The long sandy beach here is everything you would imagine of a South Californian beach. Surf from the deep blue pacific, permanent sunshine and a host of volleyball courts.It should be little surprise that tBaywatch

The beach gets its name from the actor Will Rogers. One of Hollywood’s leading men in the 1920s and 30s he bought up swathes of land along the coast here as a ranch. He died in a plane crash in 1935 and his widow left the land to the state of California when she died in 1944.

Towards the northern end of the beach, near lifeguard tower 18, is regarded as an unofficial gay beach. It is sometimes humorously referred to as “Ginger Rogers beach”.

Nearest town/city

Santa Monica


CA 90272

Also known as:

Ginger Rogers


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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing


  • Shower

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