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Santa Monica Beach

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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“homeless people” (86 reviews)
“people watching” (133 reviews)
“rent bikes” (37 reviews)
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely beach, not as busy as expected. Very relaxing. The sunset here is amazing. A must visit if in Santa Monica.

Thank R D
Reviewed yesterday

Santa Monica is a must. Walking the pier and third street promenade close by are all bonuses of coming to this beach. It does get cold during winter and spring, but summer and fall are usually perfect beach weather. The sand is endless is seems...More

Thank graciousnat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach well worth a visit stunning views with loads of history, pier was cool with lots to do if you had kids with you.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The last stop on our road trip was LA and I wanted to get my feet in the Pacific Ocean before going home. The beach is beautiful, soft white sand, blue sea what's not to love? Apart from the amount of poor folk who've fallen...More

Thank CoasterNerdett
Reviewed 2 days ago

the power of the pacific ocean here is immense so be careful with small children. the amenities of the pier are great and there is various wash places to get the sand off before leaving. recommend being close to the pier.

Thank matandsabs
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful beach, clean, wide and never filled. I enjoyed one of Cali's sunny days on the beach, water was clean and great as well. and you can walk/ rent a bike and enjoy the lovely boardwalk of Santa Monica with the marvelous gift shops...More

Thank Mahmoud N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a beach of merit. A massive expanse of sand that appears to be cleaned daily. Even on a very hot weekend and with thousands flocking there, it was never packed as it is massive. Surf looks benign enough but some surfers were...More

Thank YorkTraveller1962
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plenty of parking..metered .. clean bathrooms..huge clean beach.. food.. family friendly.. bike riders.

Thank Apert
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Of pristine beaches. Bathrooms and food are available. Plenty of volley ball nets. Parking is plentiful, but there’s a fee. It varies by day/season.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very clean, pet friendly, lots of seagulls, close to the pier,aquarium,visitor center and downtown, beautiful!

Thank Isabel B
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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Derek S
17 October 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any lockers
12 September 2017|
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Response from Corkey1972 | Reviewed this property |
Venice beach was nice but had loads of homeless people and drugies in the evening. Not sure I would want to wonder around after dark . Santa Monica was lovely and only 10 mins on a bike away . We ate at james beach one... More
Dale M
8 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy_Salsa | Reviewed this property |
I would stay in Santa Monica, as close to the beach as possible. If your hotel offers breakfast options you could have them there. And then hit the beach...the pier, have a nice, relaxing walk to Venice Beach and back... More