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26-Mile Bike Path

Santa Monica, CA
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Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, Jogging, Inline skating
Description: 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We hired bikes and rode from Santa Monica pier to Marina Del Ray with the children which is about 7 miles. 90% is on the bike path, the kids really enjoyed it. Great way to see Venice beach, the lovely beach properties plus all the quirky people ;) We rented our bikes from Santa Monica Bike Centre which is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of crazies ...well..eccentrics, to admire down this path. The beach is awesome...the path is easy. I loved it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was staying at The Fairmont and usually run every morning. The path is easily accessed and is marked in quarter mile intervals so you can monitor your pace and distance. Beautiful views of the ocean and mountains!

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Pilot Point, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Perfect views and perfect temperatures. Lots of happy people walking and riding bicycles and walking on the beach.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved our cycle ride on the beach. Bike hire was from the pier and was reasonably priced. We cycled for miles and miles!

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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

All 5 of us rented bikes and went down ocean path from Santa Monica to Venice beach..6 miles round trip..bike rentals only $8 each .Great value.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We rented bikes at the Santa Monica pier and rode to Venice Beach. The day we went it was absolutely gorgeous. The temperature was about 78 to 80 degrees with a wonderful breeze coming off the ocean. The bike path is really great. It is flat which makes for a very relaxed enjoyable ride. I guess I was enjoying the... More

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Honey Brook
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We spent a week in Los Angeles. The best activity we did was the bike path. Because we wanted to stop and see several things along the way we spent 2 days on the path. 1 day we went from Hermosa Beach about 1/2 way up the trail and back. Another day we started in Santa Monica and came 1/2... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So... I fell off my bike. Realllly fell off it. Hard. But that was because I was so busy gawping at the gorgeous view rather than looking ahead at my husband who had stopped for pedestrians. But, even with grazed knees and elbows I carried on because riding along the 26mile path was great fun. Stopping at the basketball courts... More

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There are a number of places where you can hire bikes to do this ride but we chose the Bike Centre because it's situated close to the bus stop just off Ocean Ave up Colorado Ave. hire costs are reasonable: $20 for 1-2hours, which is ample for a trip down via Venice Beach to Marina del Rey and back, allowing... More

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