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26-Mile Bike Path

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Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking...

Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.

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Lovely day cycling

We did about 20 miles (round trip) on the bike path and loved getting out and about down the coast. Definitely worth hiring a bike and enjoying a gentle cycle down the seafront.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did about 20 miles (round trip) on the bike path and loved getting out and about down the coast. Definitely worth hiring a bike and enjoying a gentle cycle down the seafront.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a great warm sunny day a few days ago. rented two bikes and explored Venice beach and about 14 miles worth of bike ride. managed to get our feet in the "pacific" for the first time while on our ride. very easy riding and a great 3 hours.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go north or south from the pier and enjoy the ride. All kinds of bike rentals available around the pier. Restrooms and food options abound.

Thank Tom R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Biked Santa Monica to Venice, all along path on beach's edge. Easy to rent a bike at Perry's in Santa Monica. Teenagers enjoyed stopping to watch skaters at skate park along the way. I recommend the morning as the afternoon certain seasons can get very crowded.

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This legendary bike trail in 2006 was named after of Marvin Braude, Los Angeles City Councilman. Formerly it was known simply as The Strand. Starting at Will Rogers State Beach near Palisades, it runs along the ocean, passing Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach, then it goes away from the coast, skirting Marina del Rey and returns to the coast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying in Venice and had to get to Santa Monica every day. Riding my bike along the beach was probably my best ever commute. From the craziness of Venice to the smartness of Santa Monica, with the sea shimmering at my side and great sunsets to boot. Loved it.

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

rented bikes with the kids and visited all of the cool places along the way...venice beach..skateboard park...highly reccomend

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Santa monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like riding bikes on a beautiful clear day, start almost anywhere on the beach and head south. For the majority of the ride it's relatively flat which a few hills here and there! It's one of the most picturesque and fun rides for cyclists.?stop for lunch and drinks in Manhattan or Redondo beach. Avid week ends if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so fun to bike around the beach, feel the athmosphere of Venice beach, enjoy the peacful drive along the sandy beaches.....

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can rent bikes outside of one of the hotels south of the pier. The path goes through Venice, so you will see ALL kinds of people. Finish up by sundown.

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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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