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Santa Monica Bay

Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Santa Monica)
Phone Number: 213-576-6615
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Ranked #22 of 700 things to do in Los Angeles
Type: Beaches, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beaches. But as a whole Los Angeles was a let down:( Especially Hollywood lots of poor beggars and pretty dirty. Lots of hot fitness fanatics around the beach. I trained with a trainer around this area and did some fantastic photos around here. Nice parks too. I will do the complete Route 66 and return with my daughter one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is what you think of when you think of California! Palm trees, sun and sand. Lots of places to eat and have drinks. Or just hang out at the beach or the grass areas. Street muscians and artists and lots to see and buy. from cotton Candy to sweets, ice cream sodas and lots of people. Lots of store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica is a must see for any tourist visiting LA. In fact staying in Santa Monica is advisable (particularly in Summer), since you have the best of everything in close proximity and you're at the beach. 3rd Street Promenade, The Pier, Main Street and more, plus many great hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a very pretty beach for tourists and those who live close to it. The pier is touristy but a fun place to go if you are new to the area. The beach is ended in summer and parking can be a real problem.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What's not to love about Santa Monica? This area has everything a traveller could want, sites, shopping, restaurants, cafes, a great beach, quality hotels and within proximity of all LA's attractions. It's an easy drive from LAX and then everything local is within walking distance. When driving to LA's attractions all freeways are easy to access or just jump on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to LA that included Santa Monica area. Our bus tour of LA started in Santa Monica beach area. Impossible to drive and park areas you are unfamiliar with so I recommend taking a tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a beautiful area to spend a day relaxing and taking in the sights. The pier, surf and beach were all great as well as the town of Santa Monica. Walking the farmers market was lots of fun.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic beach. Use Santa Monica Blvd and avoid the freeways. Excellent restaurants and shopping. Use public parking ramp, it's free for first hour and a half, and then quite reasonable. Parked entire day for $11.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is beautiful and the people are so friendly and welcoming. We didn't get to go into the waters because it was such a short trip with so much to see and do already but we will be visiting again soon. There were lots of people on the beach so I'm sure others had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We headed to Santa Monica one afternoon and watched the sun go down. I honestly don't think you've ever really seen a sunset until you see a Pacific sunset. I almost turned into the double rainbow guy from YouTube!

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