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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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Bike anywhere with local rentals!

Rented a bike several times as I did not rent a car. Rode all the way to Manhattan Beach and up the coast as well. Beautiful ride.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rented a bike several times as I did not rent a car. Rode all the way to Manhattan Beach and up the coast as well. Beautiful ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rented fix speed bikes and biked from Venice to Santa Monica Beach. The path can be crowded, we ave 10mph. Folks do stop for taking pics, walker and runner can be in the way too. Its a great path for casual stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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 5 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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Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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 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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