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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 #32 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Santa Monica, while offering great scenery and an awesome beach isn't really anything special. If you enjoy swimming and don't mind crowds, or enjoy touristy shops then this may be for you. However, don't base a trip on going to Santa Monica as there are plenty of other great places to visit in the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This beach is great for walking, biking or a little jogging. Good for photographers too. The place is clean too and the place in totality is good for people from all walks of life.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Being from Minnesota I was looking to checking out LA beach and I was very pleased. Beautiful beach, lifeguards all over the place. The sand is nothing you can find in Minnesota. Worth going too.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pier, Beach, shops, restaurant, tour, hotels, street performers...this place is fantastic and has such a friendly feel to it. Stayed for 3 days, could have happily spent much longer.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Santa Monica is a very nice place to spend your half day during your visit to LA. It has very quite beach, good shopping area and very good pub and bar.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Caught the bus to Santa Monica from downtown LA, it takes about 70 minutes but costs only $1.50. The beach is beautiful, a great pier with carnival rides and a lovely shopping strip just up the road. Gorgeous.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I drove down from Beverly Hills for the day - first going to Malibu Beach which was stunning and some beautiful houses right on the water! Santa Monica Beach was stunning. The weather was gorgeous, lots of people around and a great place to do a spot of people watching and enjoy the atmosphere. Definitely take a stroll along the... More

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Do not miss out on visiting this beach. What a great place to see the real people of los angeles. It is great to come down and get some fresh air. I recommend going on the ferris wheel as it is iconic of the area and you get even better views.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Took a day trip down from hollywood. The minute we got off the bus we felt the energy and fun of the place. The weather was amazing, a great atmosphere, the water was refreshing, the views stunning. Enjoyed the boardwalk, had ice creams, shopped had a dip in the ocean... just a fun filled afternoon in a beautiful location. One... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took public transport from West Hollywood to get here - what a mission! A huge beach with lots to see, do and buy. We walked all the way to Venice beach; trying to hunt down Arnie but alas, didn't find him. Really nice area and was a nice change to the Hollywood area. Locals are lucky to be so... More

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