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Santa Monica Beach

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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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310-394-3264
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

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US$125.00*
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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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US$148.99*
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
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US$68.00*
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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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This beach is a must visit it's golden clean sand is nice on a sunny day . Santa Monica beach can also be very quiet compared to Some of the other beaches . A must visit if your... read more

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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This beach is a must visit it's golden clean sand is nice on a sunny day . Santa Monica beach can also be very quiet compared to Some of the other beaches . A must visit if your in Santa Monica .

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I so loved this beach. It is huge, clean and has a boardwalk running for miles in either direction to Venice Beach or towards Malibu. Bikes are available to hire and there is a good pier with lots to do. Excellent for a relaxing day. Plenty of restaurants near by.

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Thank Kelvin M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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We had a great day here on the bay watch beach. Safe, clean and beautiful. Walked along the pier and watched the sun set. Perfect! A must do!

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Thank LouiseHalim
London, United Kingdom
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Great pier, great beach lots to see and do and a short walk to venice beach also. Be careful of the sand on windy days lol.

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Thank Lee R
Philadelphia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beach crews hit the sand at 6 am, and by 8 am, no trace of any trash around. Beautiful stretch of beach adjacent to bike paths, small restaurants, bike rentals.

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Thank lovebeaches08
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Santa Monica and Malibu are the premiere beaches in LA. If you go during the summer it'll be super nice out, and full of Beautiful people. Tons to do for people of all ages!

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Thank Sean A
Vetroz, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite original to have such a nice beach in a city . It is absolutely clean , well kept and you feel good .

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Thank jehudam2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The further north you get from the pier, the more open it is, the more pleasant it is. The areas immediately adjacent to the pier are more like the Jersey shore than SoCal!

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Thank Rondicostanzo
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved Santa Monica so much, it is a MUST SEE place, and one of our favourites in LA. It is easy to access, we got there using the subway and it is right down the street. The scenery is amazing, and there are some such good spots to take photos and just sit and watch the world go by.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is very wide. You can skate or cycle along the beach. There are volleyball courts on the beach. Unfortunatelly there are many bums and homeless people who could be dangerous.

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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