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26-Mile Bike Path

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Address: Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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Definitely try this!

The bike path along the foreshore is excellent, well marked and easy to ride along. If you feel strong you can cycle for hours, or take a smaller section, but definitely try it... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bike path along the foreshore is excellent, well marked and easy to ride along. If you feel strong you can cycle for hours, or take a smaller section, but definitely try it. Plenty of places to rent bikes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you can bring your own or rent one! highly recommended for a family day out! paths were wide and flat, easy riding even for young children!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got bikes with our rental but you can hire them cheaply on the front. The cycle path is really flat and very easy to cycle even for small children or older folks- I am not fit and despite the hot day it was an easy ride. We stopped off by the Venice Beach houses to look at the canals-... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This smooth and easy to cruise concrete bike path, which extends for miles along the coastline in LA County, is right on the beach and sandwiched between the ocean and beautiful, unique and mostly contemporary homes (in some areas). Along the path are plenty of restrooms, some restaurants/food vendors, and easy access to bordering towns. There is also a steady... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great way to enjoy the best of Southern California. Rent or borrow a bike (there's path-adjacent rental shops along the way). We like to start in Torrance and ride to Playa del Rey for lunch--especially love going under the LAX flight path for amazing sonic-accented views of the Pacific. The path is flat, swept and divided for two-way bike... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 weeks on a family holiday in Marina deal Rey and rode on the cycle path up past Santa Monica pier most days. The scenery is beautiful, of course. Although the path is meant for cycles only in some parts, you wind up sharing it with pedestrians. Just call out to them "on your left" as you approach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do for casual riders and first time guests. It can get crowded so go early in the day and mid-week. Santa Monica pier north to Will Rogers will work up a little sweat, as will Marina del Rey south to Redondo Beach. Warning! The Progressive era freak show in path's Venice Beach midsection is not for every family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long stretch of clean white sand beach and path. Beautiful location. Great for all ages families and singles. I will definitely come back.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I take it to Redondo beach and back what a great workout.Plenty of places to stop if you need too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The path is dedicated to bikes, pedestrians have another one. It offers an amazing ride with great views of Santa Monica, Venice Marina del Rey, ... beaches. Nice stops on the way such as the roller coasters park, the Venice beach street. We continued up until the Venice Canal Walkway and Abbot Kinney shops, Main street shops and then back... More 

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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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