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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” (93 reviews)
“people watching” (138 reviews)
“rent a bike” (52 reviews)
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

+ great place to watch the sunset + plenty of parking available at low rates + clean bathrooms + well maintained broad walks + plenty of police presence so it feels safe

Thank ATravelingSushi
Reviewed 2 days ago

Room on this beach for everybody! Loved it. The sunset is incredible. Great spot for a romantic evening picnic.

Thank Ame_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the beach that’s quintessential California! Just go and put up with the traffic. It’s where the beach surfers hang out and is laid back California!

Thank Jackfred
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beach at Santa Monica is a good sandy beach but nothing special. The fair ground on the pier is ok for under 10s but not worth it for over kids.

Thank RobinADXB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Together with Venice Beach a must : very easy to reach by metro (take the Express light-Blue line to Santa Monica Downtown and enjoy!)

Thank jentet2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to LA cannot be complete without spending g some time at the beach. Wether you want to Swim, surf or bike or volleyball there’s all sorts of activities goi g on, try your hand at outdoor chess or even beachside gymnastics, Santa Monica...More

Thank MSA84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely Beach with loads of activities to do or just have a amazing walk. Well worth it if you are in the area

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach with palm tress, boardwalk, pavement and outdoor sport facilities. Lots of cafeteria and restaurant around. Only parking is the problem.

Thank Pham G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a long clean beach and pleasant to be on for a stroll along the Ocean. There are waste bins near the shore and life guards on duty.

Thank Debbie Q
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely beach in the beautiful City of Santa Monica. It has been a longtime since I came to enjoy some quiet time at Santa Monica State Beach. My nephew wanted to hang out at the beach before we went to dinner down the street....More

Thank Alan 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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5 February 2018|
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Response from Thida T | Reviewed this property |
Yes as everyone stated.. Scattered throughout the beach. It's probably best to map it before you head out there.... So you can decide what's best for your situation. You're welcome and have a great trip!!
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 Cavydad | Reviewed this property |
Try the youth hostel in downtown Santa Monica. It is near the pier and beach. Close to the Metro that runs to downtown Los Angeles. Wide variety of restaurants at Santa Monica Place.