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Santa Monica Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-3264
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Ranked #4 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: People-watching
Description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The beaches were good, but we live in Queensland, Australia where they're are amazing beaches. Maybe a little crowded and a long walk from path to the shoreline.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

the bike path was amazing along the santa monica beach, deflinately rent a bike and bike the bike path!

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Kristianstad, Skåne Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach and very good for people watching, but strong currants when the wave is up, so be careful!

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Santa Monica beach is the widest beachsI have ever seen. It's really incredible. It has a paved bike/walking path that goes for miles and you can rent bikes,surfboards and belly boards at Perry's,which also has food and drinks for sale. The farther you get from the Santa Monica pier the less crowded the beach gets.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Beach is well maintained and the sun sets over the mountains in the evening casting a really incredible glow over the beach. Totally worth a sunset picnic.

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Mansfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is another of the many LA beaches that all run together at some point. This one connects to Venice Beach and is close to muscle beach too. There is an amusement park and boardwalk here and many shops and restaurants. It's a nice place to hang out for the afternoon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Cold cold cold water in July. It is quite a hike for limited mobility from the street to the water in shifting sand. The street is a high party zone for heavy drinkers, so overnight with small children may be a challenge.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Easily accessible with short term parking, clean and not crowded. Bike and running path . Great to go alone or with the family

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ive always wanted to go to the SM beach and pier! It didnt disappoint. From the carnival type atmosphere to the people watching, it was a great time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Santa Monica beach was so much nicer than I expected. Gorgeous sand with room for everyone... And amazing gentle surf that proved great fun for the whole family. Commercial .... But when you're at the edge of the sea you don't really affected by the busy commercial activities around.

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