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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
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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 young children, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful beach with not as much people as I thought there will be. The beach is really clean and a beauyiful view on the pier . A good time spent there. Highly recommended.

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the shopping area and the carnival. It was great they have these as my husband and I were in a one day conference.

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Prato, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Nice sand, nice sun, nice people. Biking, beach volley, running, sun bathing, people watching. Shopping, fooding.... I don't find a down side! Just go the and enjoy this nice place!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

UNless you are pretty fit and dont carry kids around, pay and park near the beach, otherwise its one hell of a hike from town down the hundreds of steps and back again.. Great beach though

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Viewed from the promenade beach looked but busy and traffic was of course busy. From here you can walk to Venice beach too.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What is there to say about this Beach...? A lot! Plenty of Pacific Ocean, a world-class Pier, huge beach, lots of people, gorgeous amenities, perfect location...beach beach beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Santa Monica Beach, on a clear day, has simply amazing views up and down the coast. It's a bit too crowded for me, but show me a beach in Southern California that isn't crowded on a weekend in July!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited this beach fairly early in the day, there were loads of homeless people slleping on the beach and around the garden area above the beach, it's a shame that this has to be the case these days and I wish there was a solution to this problem these people need help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

WOW what a beach! Fantastic beach for relaxing, strolling and working out. Make sure you strolls own to muscle beach and also have a cocktail on the pier

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I don't go to California beaches for the same things I go to Florida or the caymans. This beach isn't warm, and it doesn't have lovely white sand, but it is always relaxing to set up beach side - even if you never get in the water!

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