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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

such a nice place family had a great time walking around watch out water is cold! lol nice clean beach

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ponchoiram
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous area. The beach is so large that even on a busy day you'll have no problems finding your own little place of relaxation. Heaps of things to see and do around the area. Overall, great for a sunny day out.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank clairytalus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super impressed with how much beach space there is, it's phenominal. Loads to do.. definitely recommend hiring bikes and cycling along the path down to Venice beach. Also visit for sunrise or sunset -the views are indescribable. Did find however that there aren't many easy/fast...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aim1994
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just take your shoes off and walk and enjoy the sights. The earth is beautiful walk and look around. The sky is unobstructed and the breeze for sure will come. The surrounding area has boardwalk and people. Lots to see and do only if you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waters are extremely cold here in the house clean, but the beaches are huge, sandy, and pretty. You can walk or cycle for miles. When you are done with the beach you are in my favorite beach town Santa Monica.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tirza H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to have a day at the beach. Go to Santa Monica pier or stay at the beach while having a cool swim on a hot day in the pacific ocean.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank llyriktours
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view from the pier with interesting shops to by souvenirs and some good free entertainment along the way - nice place for some photos and a dip in the ocean.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kdl5117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a day here and was impressed with how clean the beach was. Probably my favourite beach in the L.A area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank paulwilson500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing running/cycling tracks through the sand going for miles. Big white sand beaches and easy to walk to Venice. If I stay in Venice I will always be here in the early mornings with jetlag. Always wait for the sun to come up though as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank blayzec2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to people watch, you must walk to muscle beach, and the pier is amazing. Make sure you go on the wheel.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sandra g
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Response from m4slcsam | Reviewed this property |
Santa Monica Pier was free. We parked on the main shopping complex which was great and strolled over after.
31 July 2018|
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Response from JJK456 | Reviewed this property |
Los Angeles has a lot of light pollution. There is a great observatory at Griffith Park, you should check out what they are doing when you are there. There will also be good star viewing if you go north up the coast to... More