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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 #28 of 390 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Loved it. The views from this beach are incredible, I went a few times and we often saw dolphins jumping in and out of the sea earlier in the mornings. We were able to get free wifi whilst on the beach which really came in handy. Its very relaxing and theres lots to do including renting a bike, beach games,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the views!!! its definitely a must see, make sure your ready to walk in sand to get to beach area though! !

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You know that moment when it's right bright and sunny and you are wearing sunglasses then for some reason you have to take them off? Its cause the view is amazing! !!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice beach, decent calm environment. Rented a bike and rode along the track for most of the morning. Then checked out the little amusement park, and went for red lobster right next to it. The Pier is just a walk away from the promenade. You can spend an entire day just chilling in this area..

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

if you like traveling around the beach area, you must visit Santa Monica Pier and the beach it's completely like a different world all together the atmosphere, the krazy-looking carnival type rides, and extoic foods and drinks, if doing a night visit bring a sweater or a hoodie. Overall the site seeing is great to see!!!!!

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Lima, Peru
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely day in Santa Monica walked out on to the Pier enjoyed the sun and sights then walked over to the promenade and had a few hours shopping and a great lunch on the roof top of the mall. We were staying by LAX and the return taxi was about $90

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoyed Santa Monica Pier and the beach. It was much better and cleaner than Venice. I recommend this beach and the shopping area.

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Santa Monica Bay covers a huge area from the Palisades up to Point Dume. Worth taking a sea cruise to see the magnificence from the ocean perspective.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The beach was incredibly clean, organized and safe. The beach had life guards positioned across the beach. Awesome views over the coast. However unless you want to spend the day at the beach ($15 is pretty standard for LA) go further down and park on the street and pay at the metre for a far more reasonable rate.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We didn't go to Santa Monica for the beach - we took a walk down there and the beach is nice and wide - we didn't go in the water. The pier is a little tacky for our taste - the usual Bubba Shrimp and funnel cakes and rides that you can see anywhere at these types of locations. We... More

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