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26-Mile Bike Path

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Address: Santa Monica, CA 90403

Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking,...

Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.

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Love this every time I visit

Bike, walk, skate, run. You can't go wrong. You will see people of every walk of life. Welcome to the world! Best ocean views ever.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bike, walk, skate, run. You can't go wrong. You will see people of every walk of life. Welcome to the world! Best ocean views ever.

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Nederland, Co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This bike path is amazing. If you are visiting Santa Monica or Venice, you cant help but stumble upon it. We stayed in Venice and rode bikes on this path to Santa Monica which only took about ten minutes. Much faster than traveling by car looking for parking and paying to park. Their are city bike rentals that you can... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in South Bay for a week and rode this every day. From SM to Redondo Beach is 26 miles of well-maintained, easy riding, multi-purpose trail along the beach. Adjacent to Marina del Rey, there is a connecting trail along the canal that goes inland for many more miles--good news: lots of underpasses to avoid surface traffics, bad news: lots... More 

Thank beeedell
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up our bikes from SM Bike Center. They have plenty of options to get riders and non riders going. We rode SM pier to Venice Pier return. Everyone on the path and the beach and it's many activities were all cool, aware of people around them, and a great vibe the length of our ride. The path was... More 

Thank JamieJustine
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant riding experience and awesome people watching! Many stops along the way to stop and wet your whistle!

Thank 24amyhr
Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok people if you are going to do this ride make sure you have travel insurance.... When I did it 27 Sep 16 the path leaving Santa Monica had a lot of sand on it making it very slippery and a lot of tourists that have not been on a bike in years are on the wrong side of the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's a long bike path you might think. But what you get to experience along the way is not found anyplace in the world. The sights, the people, the characters, the activities are what make this a bike trip you will remember for the rest of your life. It's different everyday and never boring. Ride to see or to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have fun while exercising. Bring your own or rent from one of the many beach rental companies. Breath and relax. Try walking meditation. Let go of the worries of life and be mindful of the scenery or those your with. Let go and let God provide a tranquil day or beautiful night walk run or bike ride. Malibu to Santa... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As people who vacation along the East Coast beaches multiple times a year, I was impressed by the miles and miles of bikes paths right along the beach. It was so easy to jump from one beach town to the next and really get a flavor of the area. Want to pop up to the pier? Easy. The paths are... More 

Thank SarahSeestheWorld
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

must do activity. See the sights of Santa Monica Venice and Marina Del rey. always busy and a real eye opener at Venice Beach

Thank Alan G

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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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