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Santa Monica Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-3264
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A beautiful beach with lots of things to do, the pier houses a Carousel and full over-the-water amusement park. The beach is clean and mostly not very crowded. The place is easy to reach and it feels as if its in the LA city. There is a amusement center with lots of fun activities and many food stalls with awesome... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, bigwheel to take pictures, walk in the beach with shower to clean the dust. Amazing, don´t loose the chance to go their. There is also great foodtrucks near to eat a good hot dog.

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Clean ocean, sunshine, clean wide sand, best beach om the West Coast. Visit the pier, walk the shore, or eat at a restaurant.

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Chilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a brilliant place to go for a stroll, soak up some atmosphere, meet some of the craziest people in the world, have a nice meal, down a large number of drinks - walk along the amazing canals - buy some junk, watch incredible athletics, gymnastics, roller-whatever, pumping-whateverelse! A proper experience for the take-it-easy and soak-it-up (bucket) list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went just to walk the shore and I'm sincerely impressed by how clean this public beach was. I was worried about going barefoot but there was no glass or trash or anything. 5 stars to whoever keeps this beach full of only sand! Came in off season, it was beautifully empty. :)

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I attended this beach yoga on Sunday at 9am. LA offers many yoga classes but I found this one for free and at the beach. So I thought why don't I give a try? Wow! This was the most powerful and healing yoga class that I attended in my entire life. We saw dolphins while the practice. Ria the teacher... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had to go to the beach - being from London the weather was still good to us. The beach is kept clean and it was a nice little visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Enjoyed walking on this beach away from the pier, which was quite crowded on week end. When I was with my teenage children they loved the scene full of characters,street performers, etc, but when i was with my sister we chose the quiet end of the beach. There is something for everyone.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

And marvel that for years the sea was ignored by early dwellers of Los Angeles. The cleanliness and startling width of this beach is remarkable. It is treated as an asset but no dogs no smoking no radios etc, life guard stations are frequent and what a gift LA residents have I was on the beach Thanksgiving morning and felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not as much going on as the Neighboring Venice Beach - bu definitely worth a visit if you are in the area visiting the Pier. Check out the people on the rings or attempting to tight-rope walk - quite amazing.

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