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Santa Monica Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-3264
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Ranked #5 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A beautiful setting with the pier and bike path. Everything smiling, smooth sand, and nice waves to enjoy if you like them rough. We rented bikes from our Lowes hotel and rode up and down the beach. We smiled all morning long and wished we could do it everyday! A must.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We loved Santa Monica beach although the waves were quite strong when we were there in August (Too strong for me to swim in). The sand is perfect, and if you go during the week it was really really quiet.

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Gold Coast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Santa monica beach is lovely. You can hire bikes and ride down to venice beach. Head to santa monica pier, live music and great food.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lot's of space, never crowded and clean. They could do with sunbeds. The local cafes were good too and the pier was fun

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Hyderabad, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Nice and clean beach, good for kids, lots of activities, lots of food options. Better to enjoy early in the morning and evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice beach, very long. Lots of room. Was busy on the weekend but pretty empty during the week which was great! Ended up having dolphins swimming past, really close to the beach too! Was amazing!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went to visit Santa Monica Beach on a day trip from Vegas, so we only experienced a little bit of it and didn't have a lot of time there. We got there around noon and it was still quite foggy and couldn't really see much around us we were told that the fog would burn off later in the day... More

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Tune, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a really good time at the Beach. A little crowded, but the pier was really nice, if you like to be where the action is. If you love shopping, remember to visit Third Steet Promenade while you are here, as it is right next to the beach.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A walk along the walkways people watching is a very interesting experience watch people exercise in all monorail of ways, also experiencing all the interesting characters

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SW Wales. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good inexpensive parking. Great Sand and plenty of space even on busy days, great atmosphere and life guards on duty. Plenty to see and do good selection of restaurants.

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