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26-Mile Bike Path

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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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Best bike ride in LA

We have bike ride this path about a dozen times and it never gets old. Start birth at the volleyball courts gen ride south to Santa Monica pier then south to Venice beach and... read more

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

We have bike ride this path about a dozen times and it never gets old. Start birth at the volleyball courts gen ride south to Santa Monica pier then south to Venice beach and Venice area. It gets a little dicey in Marina del Rey since you have to ride in the streets with cars. So not good for anyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We borrowed the bikes from our hotel (Le Meridian Santa Monica) and it was only a few blocks down the the bike path. The path is easily navigated from the pier down to Venice Beach where you have to go on the road a little bit and then pick it back up to go towards Marina Del Ray. We rode... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice scenery and people watching, pleasant ocean breezes and flat terrain. I nice way to spend a few hours. Essentially no shade, so make sure you slather on the sunscreen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely half day trip. As a keen road cyclist at home in Australia I love to get out on bike and this trail is perfect for touring even though the southern section from Marina Del Ray to Huntingdon Beach is increasingly peppered with serious road cyclists! (Be careful as they don't take prisoners on corners!!) My suggestion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented a bike close to Santa Monica Pier for an hour which wasn't expensive. Cycled all the way down south to Venice Beach. Fantastic experience and very easily laid out to follow. Definitely recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented a bike and cruised the path from Santa Monica to Venice. Great people watching. Total scene - beach volley ball, flag football, skateboard park, muscle beach, Venice Beach (say no more). Fun way to spend a few hours. CA at its best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to see Santa Monica and the area...hop on your bike - or rent one and pedal, pedal, pedal. Tons of places to rent a bike, wonderful views of the Pacific and area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the path but many ride their bikes. great people watching and if you get hot you can jump in the water to cool off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the classic California beach feeling. Rent a bike and take a ride. Bring a good lock, so that you can park it for some strolling as well. Don't miss going up into Venice and other places along the beach as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're over shopping this is a great family or couple activity to pass a couple hours. You can see so many beaches all on the comfort of a bike designated path which is relatively flat

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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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