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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-576-6615
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Description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...
Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
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Good place to visit in LA

Nice place, a lot of games. Bikes available. Roller coaster is there. A nice view from the pier. The place is quite crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place, a lot of games. Bikes available. Roller coaster is there. A nice view from the pier. The place is quite crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent a couple hours here its s nice beach I imagine if the weather was good it would be even better. the peer is lovely with souvenirs stalls fair rides and a nice mexican restaurant that we had a nice meal in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We loved having lunch on the pier, walking on the sand and enjoying the crowds. Had a hire car and it was very hard to find a park as it was a Saturday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is really a nice place to go with my family even in winter day this place always looks warm and beautiful

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I came here whist driving down the coast to get to San Diego. It was a stop off to all the beaches on the west coast. This is quite a relaxing beach with much to do and look at, with a variety of shops and very friendly people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a walk and close to great shopping. The ferris wheel look beautiful and the view across the wide sandy beach is impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica is a really lovely area with a great pier with some good relaxing restaurants and a fantastic view over the ocean and the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We parked here pretty easily and hired bikes to ride along the pathway to Venice beach. It was a Sunday and it was pretty busy, but if you take your time and stick to the right side, it doesn't seem that busy. It takes about 25 minutes just cruising, but longer if you stop and people watch. A great day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely bay with a super beach. Great sunsets and a bustling lively place to visit. There is plenty to see and do. Boat trips from the marina are popular but not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walked along the beach, the pier was heaving. Main shopping area is quite upmarket and makes for an enjoyable stroll

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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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