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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: +1 213-576-6615

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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This is Southern California

Can't go to Los Angeles without taking time to go to the beach. We found parking, pricy parking, and enjoyed a relaxing stroll on the sidewalk and then took our shoes off and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Norm H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

3rd street is a nice place to shop and dine however the general area around the beach smells like urine and is brought down by all the homeless sleeping in the parks, not really a nice place to take the family or children

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't go to Los Angeles without taking time to go to the beach. We found parking, pricy parking, and enjoyed a relaxing stroll on the sidewalk and then took our shoes off and walked down to the waters edge and walked there for a bit enjoying the sun and the surf and the seagulls. After we climbed up onto the... More 

Thank Norm H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really disappointed. Beautiful place but there are too many people living on the streets. The restaurants are nice, there is free wifi on the streets but will not return.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place where you can meet lot of people. Some people with street skills, a view of long beach, 3rd street promenade etc.

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We strolled down the pier and watched all the activity going on around: street performers, people fishing, playing volleyball on the sand courts below, some people surfing (although the water was very cold), and the most interesting was some girls doing yoga on surfboards. There were lots of little shops to browse and coffee stands along the way. This was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hardly bath temperature if you are not wearing wet suit like this in the month of November.The beach is huge and the advantage of its proximity to Santa Monica, you can easily walk to find everything the city offers. Significantly more peaceful than the neighbor Venice Beach

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although being from Chicago, and one of the greatest Piers (Navy), I was impressed. Nice Shops, restaurants, and talented performers lined our walk to the end.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked from Venice Beach to Santa Monica which was very pleasant and great to see so many people out and about. The Pier is very old world which possibly appeals to some but a quick look was all we needed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to chill and watch the world go by. The home of muscle beach and you must have a go if visiting here just to say you did! Beach is vast and plenty of restaurants, toilets and activities to keep everyone entertained.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, the boardwalk is fun. You must ride the merry go round! And walk on the sand it's actually warm!

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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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