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Santa Monica State Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8300
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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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310-458-8300
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"life guards"
in 43 reviews
"homeless people"
in 94 reviews
"people watching"
in 139 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 52 reviews
"bike path"
in 85 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 54 reviews
"southern california"
in 38 reviews
"wings"
in 48 reviews
"los angeles"
in 42 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 60 reviews
"sand"
in 543 reviews
"lifeguards"
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"parking"
in 319 reviews
"waves"
in 192 reviews
"sunset"
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"volleyball"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the day we visited, it was a clear day. This beach, located at the end of Colorado Avenue, was clean and lightly occupied. Santa Monica State Beach showed off its 3+ miles of light golden sand with the Santa Monica pier at the center...More

Thank lwj
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s free!!!! Clean and fun!! There is a lot to do along the whole length of the beach, you can see the “original” muscle beach and use the equipment or just watch the amazing people who can use them with style lol there are also...More

Thank E8LHX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can visit the Santa Monica pier then walk or bike here. They have sand volleyball available. There are many hotels along the wAy who have parking.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge beach! Very clean and very nice. The best part is you can hop a Bird and ride the bike path. What a fun time! Highly recommend!

Thank Matt A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large beach with plenty of area to setup camp for the day. The water was freezing cold even in May. Beach area seemed fairly clean. There are not many restaurants or bars on the beach so remember to bring your own water and food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sand everywhere!!!! The beach is very clean and safe during the day (I don't know during the night). Families, kids etc play, listen to music, hang out, do sports. And it's Baywatch's location!

1  Thank Tappinara
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good day out - too cold for swimming; although some were. Would definitely visit in the summer and spend the day being totally lazy.

Thank Amanda-Lea S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing compared to any beaches of the Philippines nor Hawaii. Just a long walk on the sand. Nothing else.

Thank BerlynCC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great beach for walking, which is what I like to do. There is also great people-watching.

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach with a great view, lots of people, great for people watching and chilling in the sun. The lifeguard towers make for a cool photo too

Thank markrP6479WV
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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
...More
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Mandi H
22 May 2018|
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Response from Amanda-Lea S | Reviewed this property |
Santa Monica beach is kid friendly - heaps of eating options, can’t recall kayaks for rent. Close to shops also.
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irene742018
29 April 2018|
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Response from MMandSM | Reviewed this property |
Ment to write LINES are short, we went at 3pm
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mmila88
26 February 2018|
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Response from Marcial G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring a cooler with your drinks and food, I don’t think alcoholic beverages are allowed.
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