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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-576-6615
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...

Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.

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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic beach

Go to Santa Monica beach and visit the pier. If you are driving then parking next to the pier is only $12.00. Take the walk down the coast to Venice beach and see the wonders that... read more

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Birmingham
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go to Santa Monica beach and visit the pier. If you are driving then parking next to the pier is only $12.00. Take the walk down the coast to Venice beach and see the wonders that await you.

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Thank PeggyDoll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santa Monica Bay has it all. Taking time out away from the hussle and bustle of LA city, this short trip to long nice sandy beaches and clean ocean is a must to relax. It never gives the impression of over crowdedness as there is plenty of space. The waters are safe and clean.

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West Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Who doesn't love a visit to the beach? But there is also a boardwalk here with rides, food and attractions. There is also a walk/bike path that runs for miles, so if you want to run or rent a bike and ride, it's a fun day at the beach.

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Mount Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My dream of dipping my feet in the Pacific ocean on both sides of the world was easy,,they had a board walk almost down to the water,,while we were there they had 3 emergency trucks come roaring up to the underneath of the board walk,,not sure what but was disappointed with the baywatch guys,no muscle's there and they wore singlets,,the... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great place to go for a day, walk the pier, have lunch and see where Route 66 ends on the pier.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Santa Monica pier is exactly what a pier should be. Next to sandy beaches with plenty happening along it's entire length. There are street artists performing, restaurants, people fishing, gift shops, fair etc.etc. We spent 2 hours just walking to the end and back. Also, this is the beginning (or should it be end?) of Route 66. Highly recommended for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to relax at this location with beaches, pier, shopping area. It's definitely a tourist destination for fun, relax, eat and shop.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved the sand, ocean and the pier. so much going on then walk to the ocean and peaceful. great carousel; games, food, fun.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great beach but traffic from Los Angeles made the short trip a 2 hour journey and parking in Santa Monica is horrendous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing special there...a lot (I mean A LOT) of people hunting Pokémon...crowd place, windy beach, dirty shore, questionable water quality...i dont know...it's meh.

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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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