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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 45 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
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Owner 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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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I've spent so much time at this beach during my travels. I even slept on it once. It's a beautiful beach, with an amazing view of the sunset and there are always a lot of opportunities for people-watching. Wonderful place.

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Visalia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

You never know what you'll find here; there are so many good stores and one of them is bound to have something you didn't know you needed for wither yourself or someone else.

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It's a wonderful beach. Would go again if I had the time. Good food, good coffee. Long and clean beach.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

clean beach with lifeguards great walk way to venice area great during the day lots of places to hire bikes or skates

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Germantown, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Nice beach and fun place to be...but I've been to many beaches and it is not a super beach. Enjoyed the Pier and the cold water and the people!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Phenomenal early morning run basically on the beach but on pavement path. The beach was clean and very nice. Some restaurants to eat at aside from the pier area. Some places to shower and use the restroom. Highly recommend a visit here!

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cardiff
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely to have such a nice beach right in a city. It was great to be able to have a few hours relaxation, after a lot of sight seeing.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Rented beach cruisers twice, stopped at some shops, ate some lunch on the beach at Perrys, food was great and healthy. Seems like Sunday nights are the busiest

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Great beach path linking the beach to Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Looks like a great location to learn how to surf, too.

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Clean, supremely beautiful and great for hanging out, long walks, runs, or rent a beach cruiser (vintage style bikes) and go. We like its proximity to the Santa Monica Pier, and Third St. Promenade action. Plan a full day to take it all in. The sunsets are breathtakingly beautiful here. Also try out the Venice Beach vibe & scene. That... More

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