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Old 01-20-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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I just moved to Main st near Hollister...is it safe to stroll the beach at night? On the sand?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Curfew, don't do it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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I just moved to Main st near Hollister...is it safe to stroll the beach at night? On the sand?
Umm...well...it's slightly safer than walking the streets of Mogadishu or Tijuana. BTW, what do you pack and how's your aim?

If you really want a truly safe beach to stroll on at night you need to buy one, like the rich people do in Malibu.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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This is interesting. It never occurred to me that the beaches might not be safe. Is this really true? I've never heard of violent beach crime but I'm still new here.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:48 AM
 
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Umm...well...it's slightly safer than walking the streets of Mogadishu or Tijuana. BTW, what do you pack and how's your aim?

If you really want a truly safe beach to stroll on at night you need to buy one, like the rich people do in Malibu.
what kind of crime would be out there? this seems to be a very safe area during the day at least..it's so dark there, how would anyone even spot me to try and rob/beat/kill me?
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Burbank
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Umm...well...it's slightly safer than walking the streets of Mogadishu or Tijuana. BTW, what do you pack and how's your aim?

If you really want a truly safe beach to stroll on at night you need to buy one, like the rich people do in Malibu.
Ridiculous
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: California
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You do have to be careful at night as there are lots of homeless and transient types all over that beach area. Also gang members like to visit the pier and the beach area at night. Just be aware of your surroundings. I do know some people that have been harrassed and robbed in that area at night.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: LA
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i jog at the beach multiple times every week. though i don't go out on the sand, i've never had any issues in the 2+ years i have been doing this. i rarely ever see people on the sand this time of year, it is just too cold. however, you will see many cyclists, joggers, walkers, and couples on the bike/ped paths. be ready for summer though, because things definitely pick up once the time changes and the weather becomes more favorable. you'll definitely want to check out the summer concerts at the pier once those start up again. it's a giant party on the sand, kind of like going to the hollywood bowl, but a much younger crowd. as you've probably experienced already, parking does suck in the area so you'll need a good pair of shoes or a bike to get around.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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We never hear of crime on the beach except intoxication arrests during the day. As kids we slept at campgrounds on the beach that was allowed by the rangers but city beaches don't permit it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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Some of you people are absolutely nuts. The beaches are not safe at night. Call the police and ask them if you don't believe me.
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