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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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so much going on!

this is a beach for everyone. There is so much to do, with cycle paths, walking paths, activities on the pier, beach volleyball, tennis, a skate park, grassed areas, and shops at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

this is a beach for everyone. There is so much to do, with cycle paths, walking paths, activities on the pier, beach volleyball, tennis, a skate park, grassed areas, and shops at the top of the beach. Definitely worth spending a day there, the walk to Venice Beach is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Parking was really tough when the day is sunny and bright but once that is settled you really start enjoying the day. Well worth the pain!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I loved this beach. The sand is almost white and stretches for miles and miles. It's spotless and a pleasure to be on. There are volleyball nets and it's not too busy as there's so much room. Had a gorgeous day here. Santa Monica is a dream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Great location, easy to get to and plenty of places to park. Clean and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Not far from Third street promenade.

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Malad City, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Took our Kids here with their friends. It is one of the most popular area attractions with the pier games, rides and entertainment This beach is so beautiful and clean. You can find people flying kites. You can rent bikes while you are here. They have very long cycle paths.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Sea side promenade walk. Plenty of parking if you drive here. The pier is excellent. There are a couple of eating places including a pleasant bar which has seating opposite the pier and out back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Whats not to like about miles and miles of golden sand. Its a good walk to Venice Beach and Muscle beach is right next door.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went walking along the beach and wading in the water. If we had swimsuits we would have done more than wading. The beach was clean, the sand felt good and the waves were great. Many folks appeared to be enjoying the beach as well. A nice park to play in are part of the beach area. Parking seemed to... More 

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Nice beach close to the pier...liked that it was clean and taken care of. It was great to have shopping at the pier and then go down to the beach and enjoy the ocean.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Wide beach, great facilities for children and sport facilities for adults.l Lots of attractions on the pier, including concerts on Thursday nights during summer times.

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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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