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“Crowded on the 4th no fire works” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-3264
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Ranked #4 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Beaches, State Parks
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
McAllen, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Crowded on the 4th no fire works”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was very crowded with lots of intox persons near the last entry area - the beach staff was trying to close area. People were not aware that fireworks were not happening this year - poor government management - several accidents due to lack of traffic enforcement at the entrances and PSA

Beach was very dirty and lots of trash - compared to Newport and Malibu

Visited July 2014
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Youngtown, Arizona
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“Great Place To Relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The beach was very busy but clean. My family had a blast swimming, boogie boarding and playing Frisbee. You have to cross a lot of sand to get from the parking lot to the beach. Parking cost anywhere from $8 to $12 depending on day and location. There are also lifeguards and bathrooms.

Visited June 2014
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Washington, MO
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“Bring a boogie board! And an umbrella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great fun riding the waves, but man, did we get burned! And it wasn't even sunny! Bring your sunscreen and fork out for that $20 umbrella the guys are carrying around---it's worth it. And they will come down a few bucks if you feel like bartering...

Visited June 2014
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Cessnock, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Typical California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Fantastic beach .it is Clean and safe.it looks and feels just like we see it in the movies.atmosphere plus.full of life and character

Visited September 2013
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Glenview, Illinois
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“clean beaches and great exercise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

the swings and bars on the beach were great for kids and fun to watch the locals doing their morning exercises while we ran. beaches are clean

Visited July 2014
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