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South Bay Bicycle Trail

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
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Best thing to do on westside

The bike trail is something I do whenever I have guests in town. Its a great activity for all ages and skill levels and a great way to see the beach with the beautiufl mountains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
allison r
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike trail is something I do whenever I have guests in town. Its a great activity for all ages and skill levels and a great way to see the beach with the beautiufl mountains. highly recommend!

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Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On a sunny winters afternoon we hired some bike and rode along the path to Venice beach. It was a lovely way to pass the afternoon. A great way to see the sites.

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Thank Caz D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great for wheeled activities of all sorts, running too. The beaches along this stretch of LA are so lovely. Warm sand, great people watching. Rent a bike or just go for a run. Before you know it, you'll have put on the miles and have seen some fun and crazy sights. After all, you'll go by Muscle Beach and other... More 

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Thank WinecountryMartha
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Nice well maintained bike path goes for a few miles north of Santa Monica Pier and 4-5 miles south to Marina Del Rey that I have ridden often enjoying the shoreline views

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Thank Tom R
Wheaton, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

On a nice day it can't be beat. Grab a bike and ride to attractions, restaurants and bars. Paved path that is separated from walkers helps keep you moving, interesting views to your left and right. People watching like you've never seen before.

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Thank Mark60187
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My husband and I walked from Santa Monica Pier to the Venice Beach Boardwalk and back. Not sure how far this was but apparently we walked 20,000 steps in doing so. We enjoyed the walk and it was obvious at all times which parts of the path were for pedestrians and which were for people cycling or using roller skates.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Bring your own bike or rent from one of the numerous bike rental places along the trail. Be prepared to share the path with roller blades, runners, walkers and small kids on bikes wobbling along and super fast cyclist whizzing by you, this is not always the most relaxing ride but its always scenic. On weekends, go early in the... More 

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Thank Curious_Terri
West Covina, California, United States
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This very nice trail connects Santa Monica with Venice beach. It is about a 1.5mile walk between the two cities along the ocean with beach access all along the way. There are many restroom facilities which are mostly clean given the fact that there are so many visitors along the trail. The trail is very spacious with separate lanes for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Really easy to follow. Lots of people using but most respect one another. Great for singles and families

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Thank RaffH
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Bicycle hire is $19 per hour on average, helmets are available as are locks, the routes are flat and well maintained and off road with plenty to see but be careful of pedestrians crossing without looking.

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