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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 older children, Activities for young children
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Clare
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What gorgeous white sand and blue skies. I could have stood there all day admiring it. Went for a swim and had a lot of fun in the high waves getting thrown over. Lots of life guards on duty.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You have an amazing beach, but unfortunately we did not get the opportunity to check out the waters as we were only there for 2 nights. We hope to return and take advantage of going for a few swims. Also check out the surrounding beaches would be a bonus. I would assume people could swim throughout the year. Is that... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Easily accessed. Beautiful soft sand that extends for what seems forever. Many restaurants easily accessible along with various sport activities along the beach!

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