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Santa Monica Beach

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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-394-3264
Activities: People-watching
Description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
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Fabulous Santa Monica Beach

The beach is wide and walkable, the water is cool, but swimmable. The famous SM Pier is right there, carousel, roller coaster and all. I grew up in Santa Monica and it feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The beach is wide and walkable, the water is cool, but swimmable. The famous SM Pier is right there, carousel, roller coaster and all. I grew up in Santa Monica and it feels like home every time I return.

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

One of the main beaches on the west coat..long expansive place. plenty of bathroom, fire pits and plenty of parking. water is another thing, cold and sometimes to dirty to go in, but beach is fine, need to find your spot

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We could not believe how beautiful the beach was. And so clean! People seem to take a real pride in this beach as there was VERY little rubbish. The sand is fine and golden and there is so much room. Truly an excellent beach.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Just gorgeous, and convenient to buses -- lovely views and close to good places to eat and the 3rd Street Promenade

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had a lot of fun on our 3 visits to the beach! It was truly beautiful and they provide so much to do outside of the water. I have never seen silks and outdoor swings and such so it was a real treat. Everyone was friendly and the beach was always clean when we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Santa Monica beach today awesome place. Very clean beach with awesome facilities . Great for the children everybody having fun. We will defiantly return here. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely walk along the Santa Monica Beach last week. The water was cold but it was so beautiful! I imagine it's crazy busy as the water gets warmer. We were there on a relatively quiet Monday (March 23). Highly recommend a visit here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went late April last year, weather was perfect. The equipment and all these play ground was really good and well maintained. Just on the main beach seems like too packed. Maybe go on a weekday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend at Santa Monica beach in February. We lucked out and happened to be in town during an unusual warm spell! The beach was well attended by sun war-shippers such as ourselves. We rented bikes and cruised the beach from Santa Monica, through Venice and up to Del Rey. The road is flat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

this is one of the best if not the bets beaches to go to. right next to the Santa Monica Pier it's at the perfect spot. some say it can get overcrowded but if you go early enough (between 8am and 11am) you'll get the perfect spot you want and prking.

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Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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