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Santa Monica Bay

322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Central L.A)
213-576-6615
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Ranked #36 of 369 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
Owner description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year... more » Owner description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round. « less
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Ramstein, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This beach is just gorgeous! Take a drive through Venice Beach and stop here. My family took surf lessons from Aqua Surf School and had so much fun. The waves and sandy bottom were perfect for learning. Just beautiful!

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Macclesfield
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26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Bay and the surrounded area was great - although the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day will have helped! We walked from the pier down to Venice Beach and enjoyed the people watching and walking on the clean and huge beach. Lots to see and do and plenty of great restaurants and cafés.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I think Santa Monica Bay is the best seaside visit in LA! The beach is perfect, a Santa Monica has a huge variety of cafés and restaurants, parking is reasonable, and the pier is great fun. If you have only time to visit one beach in LA make it this one. And pick up a Hot a Dog On A... More

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kent
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We are from the UK really enjoyed our time in los angeles and santa monica .end of route 66 got afew pics thanks santa monica

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Atlanta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Every time we visit Los Angles we always stop off at the Pier to enjoy the day at the beach. We always find something exciting to get into at the pier. It should be noted that we visited the pier on Christmas Eve... and while the rest of the country was under winter freeze and snow advisory, we as a... More

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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This beach is beautiful. The pier has great views. I loved riding the Ferris wheel on the pier. The traffic to get there was insane and the number of people made it a little unbearable. We went on a Saturday so I would recommend a weekday.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I love taking a walk there! The weather is just so nice and great! There are a lot of small shops nearby. Remember to stop by to get some postcards and cute things for your friends! Santa Monica is a must-see when you visit los angeles.

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Hyderabad
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19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our visit to Los Angeles would have been absolutely incomplete had we not visited Santa Monica Bay and Pier It was late afternoon when we reached and the sea breeze was strong enough to almost make us feel that it could blow us away The bay was great .. The Pacific was not too ruffled that day and the waves... More

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York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Spent a very pleasant afternoon and evening. Shopping, eating, sightseeing all good, although expensive

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately when I visited Santa Monica Bay is was extremely foggy, however, I still recommend visiting. It was still great to wander around and see the pier. I'm sure it would have been lovely on a nice sunny day.

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