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Santa Monica Chess Park




Santa Monica Chess Park is friendly, free and fun! It is based on Ocean Front Walk at Seaside Terrace Santa Monica, CA 90407. There is a parking lot behind it to the right with great rates and it usually has spots. It is to the left (south side) of Santa Monica pier at the bottom of the steps.  It is free and open to the public and there are a wide range of skill levels so don't worry if you are not a good player, although you should at least know how the chess pieces move. The park is about 30 seconds walk from Big Dean's Café (1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401). Big Dean's is where you can grab a great cheeseburger and a one liter beer for $7; although drinking too many of these might not help your chess game!


Best time to play chess here are Saturday afternoons from noon to sunset.


MegaChess exhibition games list coming soon...