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Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I make sure to rent a bike and ride this path every time I am in Santa Monica. It can get quite busy on weekends between 10am and before sunset. Then you have to watch out for pedestrians who just cannot read signs to follow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ntalabany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired bikes in Santa Monica and rode down to Venice Beach then back up and north beyond the Pier. It is a very easy ride and great fun. We visited the canals at Venice Beach too. Fabulous views, sun shining down on you made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want to lose yourself in a California reverie? There’s no more appropriate path than the black bike path. There’s your choice of piers, your choice of beach food, volleyball, surfing, bodybuilding, beautiful people, and that vast expanse of ocean. Just put on your headphones and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikek794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is awesome!! Grab a bike or go for a walk right along the beach. So many things to look at on the way too! Would be even more amazing in summer with lots more people around and all the cafes open!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 244ashleighl
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Such a fun way to see the area. One of the best things we did whilst visiting! We loved seeing the sights... we had an amazing time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aimeemoore5
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Nothing better than renting a bike and biking this path on a sunny day. A 100% must do when you visit Santa Monica!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Samantha C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Loved the fact that the City has invested in a great cycling and pedestrian path along the beach. We rented bikes from our hotel and enjoyed a long ride along the path. Great way to see the different beaches and piers. Lots of opportunity to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LesleyMC14
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I hired bikes at Santa Monica Pier then took our time riding to Venice, stopping along the way as we wanted to. It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon and explore an iconic area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stacey13588
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We took a 3 hour ride south of Santa Monica along the beaches. Very nice ride with lots of interesting people and shops around. A must do!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 489andreask
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We accessed Venice and Santa Monica beach using electric skateboards rented out the back of a van. Not to crowded and the weather couldn’t have been better. The path is smooth and well marked. Riders of all pedestrian means were very thoughtful and the wide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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October 26, 2018|
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Response from Yvonne H | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you will have any problems rollerblading the path. Some of the sharper bends have a bit more sand on the path than other sections. The path can get quite congested during busy times as walkers, cyclists... More
Russell A
September 1, 2018|
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Response from cw0108 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know where Gladstone is. I agree with the other answers that you can wade in the water along the route wherever you choose. You just have to exit the path and lock bikes up and head towards the water.
August 5, 2018|
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Response from brucegrn | Reviewed this property |
Further to your query there are periodic signs and you can start on it anywhere. It runs along the beach except for about a mile where it goes inland for about a 1/4 mile just south of Washington Blvd. If you’re going to be... More