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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
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

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Quiet, clean and awesome

Walking along the shore and dipping my bare toes in the Pacific on a Sunday afternoon in February was a rare and wonderful treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anita R
New York City, New York

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Winsford Cheshire
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165 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sand and sea can be found with a nearby pier featuring all the entertainment you would expect. A favourite of the in-crowd and the exercise people it is best to look out for fast pedal cycles that are obviously out to get you!

Thank Paul H
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking along the shore and dipping my bare toes in the Pacific on a Sunday afternoon in February was a rare and wonderful treat.

Thank Anita R
Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you appreciate the beach best from the pier .The sea is too cold to do any more than paddle , but if you fancy a long walk on soft dry sand ,then go for it .The local police pickup has a surf board on it ,not totally clear why?

Thank chrisatholywell
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Close to town, easy walk and lovely views. Mountains create backdrop along the water edge. Walked south to Muscle beach but no one was working out. Fun to see the skateboarding practice and custom designed rink right on the beach! Sunset lighting rocked! Beautiful beach

Thank NougatHeeler
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we took a bicycle in a rent-office and we went to the beach! there is a lot of restaurants, bar and a caracteristic market

Thank Luana S
York, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in LA, you must go to Santa Monica. This is everything people tell you about that is beautiful and beachy in Cali. Santa Monica has a very deep beach, the Pier, and miles of bike paths. You can easily get from the beach to the town of Santa Monica via skywalks across the highway.

Thank Kingjaners
Geelong, Australia
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100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier - and were astounded by the cleanliness of the beaches. Gorgeous Views. Plenty of activities to indulge in.

Thank Mel_Cat75
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked the beach for a few hours and it is lovely. Long, very wide beach with soft white sand, a lot of pathways if you want to bike or walk on a path, and the water is fairly warm. The best thing about the beach is as you walk you can see it evolve and change, going from the... More 

Thank Lauren S
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162 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Santa Monica Beach is gorgeous, we hired a bike and road along the sea front taking in the sights.There's loads to see and do, we spent hours sat on the clean sand watching the Pacific roll in.

Thank Gary M
Canton, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beautiful wide beach with smooth sand. You can see the Mountains of Malibu on your right, and the Santa Monica Pier on your left. This is what you might expect when you think of a true California beach. It is clean and well lit at night. Relatively bum free compared to other California beaches I've visited. A must see,... More 

Thank Jake B

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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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