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“Great Place if you Want Homeless!” 2 of 5 stars
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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 37 Attractions in Santa Monica
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 young children, Activities for older children
East Coast
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Place if you Want Homeless!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We were shocked at the number of homeless people in the park and along the beach. Go a little ways up the PCH to Malibu for a much better beach experience. That is unless you enoy seeing people passed out all along your walk! DO NOT go out at night in that area.

Visited October 2012
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“Way to start the day.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were able to spent 3 hours walking on the boardwalk early in the morning. We saw joggers, walkers, and skaters. There were surfers in the water. Vendors were setting up. Of course, the water was magnificent

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“A bit of something special for every taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The open space, the variety of activities, the people and of course, the ocean. I love to walk early in the morning for about 2 miles on the pavement and end in the pier for a cup of coffee. Other times take the bike path from Venice Beach to Will Rogers Beach.

Visited November 2012
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Sag Harbor, New York
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“Deserted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

IT is amazing but the people of Los Angeles don't really seem to use their beaches very often. You have the place to yourself most of the time. It's great. You would never find this on the East Coast.

Visited August 2012
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West Hollywood, California
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“BEACH!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

One of the many great beaches in LA. This offers the serenity of Malibu, but the convenience of Venice. Wide open and lots of stretch of sandy beach that you can play on.

Visited September 2012
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