The Beach at the End of the World (35 images)
Ocean Park, just south of Santa Monica, used to have an amazing amusement pier, and amusement park, and ballroom, and all the rest – the Sea Circus and the Diving Bells and the Ocean Skyway and the Sea Serpent Roller Coaster. It all opened on Saturday, July 28, 1958, and for a time Pacific Ocean Park was as big a deal as Disneyland, down in Anaheim, which had opened three years earlier. Pacific Ocean Park closed on October 6, 1967 – things didn't work out. The park's dilapidated...