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South Bay Bicycle Trail

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
Activities: Biking

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Love this Bike Trail

I wish it went all the way to Long Beach but it doesn't:( It is a great trail. It is fun to ride it with a group of friends and make stops to eat and see the sites. It is a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I wish it went all the way to Long Beach but it doesn't:( It is a great trail. It is fun to ride it with a group of friends and make stops to eat and see the sites. It is a good bike workout when there are no people around. i.e. very early in the mornings. When it is full... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing bike path that stretches for miles, with wonderful views to enjoy whilst keeping fit and enjoying the sunshine. Incredibly popular, and rightly so.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A must do! It's a great way to get exercise and see the different beaches. You can rent a bike at Santa Monica, Venice or Marina Del Rey. Here's a couple of links to help plan out your route. http://www.labikepaths.com/bike-paths/south-bay-along-the-beach/ https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=11&mid=z17ciwecSJDk.k9Rm4MuN_9Vo

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Rent a bike and get on the trail to check out the sites. Best way to see everything from Venice to Santa Monica Pier. TIP: If you don't want to pay the high price for parking, park in Dock 52 (free) in Marina Del Rey, walk down to Fisherman's Village and rent a pedal cycle ($7 hr) and ride over... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The trail runs mostly along the marina and beaches in the South Bay. It is safe and very scenic. You can rent a bike in teh Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

trail was crowded, but clean and smooth ride, had a lot of stop sites with bathrooms, could be a little more cleaner, beautiful ride along the beach

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Torrance
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though the signage says "Bikes Only" the trail is crowded with scofflaw joggers, dog walkers with the leash draped across the trail, skate boarders, lackadaisical strollers. It is not safe for bicycles and a nuisance to dodge all the illegal traffic. Much better cycling up in Palos Verdes, both road and MTB.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a really long trail that is gives you a scenic easy ride. There are no real hills and dips so cycling along the trail is very easy breezy.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We cycled the whole route and hired our bikes for $8 an hour, we hired them for 2 hours twice and had a great time, there are lots of cafés on route so hire a bike chain, we can highly recommend doing this as it's also great fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hired bikes with the kids and cycled to Venice. Only took ten to fifteen minutes and proved a great way to see the boardwalk and its eccentricities.

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