2018 Favorites: The Beach Bus connects East L.A. and Santa Monica

Ludys and son Christian are Beach Bus regulars

We revisit some of our favorite stories of 2018 as the year comes to an end. This story was published on July 19, 2018.


East Los Angeles  — The beach bus is rolling again between East L.A. and Santa Monica this summer.

Every Friday at 10 am until Sept. 3, a bus paid for by the County Department of Public Works picks up passengers at City Terrace Park and near Belvedere Park and takes them to the Santa Monica Pier. At 3:15 pm, the Beach Bus picks them up in Santa Monica and takes them back to East L.A.

That means you spend only a little more than 3 hours at the beach. But riders say you can’t beat the price —  $2 round trip and only $1 for seniors — or the convenience.

A City Terrace woman named Ludys and her 9-year-old son Christian are frequent beach bus riders. Christian likes to play in the sand and Ludys enjoys the camaraderie on the bus.

“We get to know each other,” she said from the front seat of the bus.

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