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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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the beach is very large, if you're visiting, it is a great idea to rent a bike and bike along the beach. there's plenty of the bike parking pole if you want to stop by at certain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the beach is very large, if you're visiting, it is a great idea to rent a bike and bike along the beach. there's plenty of the bike parking pole if you want to stop by at certain distance, it's a bit confusing when you bike from the bike rental shop to the actual bike path. the sign is not very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got on our bicycles and off we went, wobbly at first but it's like riding a bike! A great way to enjoy the beach and all it has to offer although does get a bit hairy at times when trying to avoid the pedestrians. Stopping frequently to explore, for a coffee or letting others with shorter legs catch up is... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful day and ride in Santa Monica. This is a great stretch of beach in the proximity of many world class restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Early morning bike ride with the locals. Sun, sea and wonderful characters. wha t more could one want.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really nice, walk, run, or bike trail. All along the water. A lovely day with my family. We walked, but would have been fun to rent bicycles and there were plenty of places to rent bikes for bike lovers for sure.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been riding on path for years. It is great because it follows along the ocean the entire way. You get to go by many different towns that give you a good overview of the area. It is will maintained but look out for the people walking on the path especially in Santa Monica and Venice. So either for... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would think for bikers 26 miles isn't enough, but I love this path for my long distance runs. When I am in the area for the job, and preparing for a marathon, I don't think twice, this path is my favorite for long runs (3/4 marathon).

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're both runners, and being able to step out of our hotel and onto the path was a huge treat. The views are great and the path is well maintained, although it was a bit rough on the calves at one point. Great views and the people watching is amazing!

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not one of the most physically active people in the world so when my better half mentioned this 26 mile bike path I envisioned an endles crowded sandy path under a searing sun, pain, a lot of sweat and harsh breathing. I came up with some world class excuses to get out of going but guess who lost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This path makes you want to walk further, run faster or bike longer. Beautiful scenery along the beach. Lots of others around you to push you a little further without being too crowded. Must see while in Santa Monica.

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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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