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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Reviewed yesterday

there is a lot to do here. The Sunset is the highlight. Plan it your day there around the sunset. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Parking on the pier is a plus.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Look, it's the Baywatch beach -- the iconic beach experience. It has a nice sidewalk out to the sand and it is near restaurants and whatnot, so it's convenient. But with convenience comes CROWDS. So don't expect to have the beach to yourself. It will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited as part of our 6 hour LA City Tour - was great to see the iconic beachfront and big wheel. Would like to return for a few days stay to explore the area further- some lovely restaurants and boutique shops

Thank TraceyNottag
Reviewed 1 week ago

drove here from las vegas to spend one night in LA. this place was amazing the beach, the rides, the food, the view, worth the day trip. kids loved it. decent price for young kids 7 and under for unlimited rides. 18$ kids older than...More

Thank justinsingh05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rented a bike for all day ($16) and went from Santa Monica to Venice and back! Amazing weather, great beach view and just super experience!

Thank JanValasek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so much to see and do here....shop the promenade, trapeze school on the pier, rent a bike and take a long ride along the beautifully paved bike path or take a walk on the bluff. Venice is close by and always fun. Have lunch at...More

Thank liza p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when I lived in LA county, may have taken my first born to the beach here. People very considerate sun hot

Thank n0ah258
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So beautiful! Beach was clean a few homeless people but not enough to make me leave. We we're there in late August, weather was fantastic and the water was warm! All around great place!

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unbelievably busy but lots and lots of beach! which heads all the way into venice beach! Santa Monica is a little rough around the edges but again its a must see i feel. Plenty of restaurants around

Thank DanDan999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a couple of hours and the kids loved swimming in the sea, even if it was a bit cold. Vendors go up and down the beach with drinks etc. Parking was about $14. If you've ever played GTA5 then you'll know...More

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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
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Promart1 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Kgnof1977 | Reviewed this property |
Air Food will surprise you with true French food. Interesting menu and stunning flavours. Casual and reasonably priced too. One for true food lovers. It’s about 5 minutes walk or less from the Pier.
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Rebecca R | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about “movie stars”? Go to Malibu, north end of Santa Monica Bay- a lot of “stars” live there. Go to any of the shopping areas on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Also stars live in Pacific Palisades- walk the... More