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Santa Monica Beach

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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-394-3264
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

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Nice but crowded

We visited the beach and pier with family. What I love about the beach is how expansive it is. There is an incredible distance between the water and where the sand ends (i.e... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake Mary, Florida
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Folsom, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A cool place to visit, but very crowded. We did not stay very long, due to the crowds. It was a Sunday evening, maybe a weekday would be a better choice.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the beach and pier with family. What I love about the beach is how expansive it is. There is an incredible distance between the water and where the sand ends (i.e. Road, parking lot, etc) so there is plenty of space to run around and play. Now, we were there in May when it was still a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was study at Santa Monica for just few months . I think no one don't love this place ~I go sushi restaurant and bar after school very often,also i go beach three time a week~its really relax ! U lay on there and see the beautiful sky and just listen ur own mind .here it good for come with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is huge and is easily accessed from the carpark next to the Santa Monica beach. Lots of people and a good day outing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice beach. Plenty clean and with a nice pier. Sea views are spectacular as expected but can often be busy. Parking can also be an issue at peak and there are lots of eateries in the area so food and drink shouldn't be a problem.

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Baerum Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just have to love this beach. Very big and very spacy. Not crowded. Great opportunities to sun bath, swim, eat and work out.

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Tifton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You go here because it's iconic. It was crowded, but it's great to visit. The surrounding area is beautiful. Great people watching.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a hot day, teenagers didn't mind sunning on their beach towels, but for 60+ (me and my mom), we preferred the Miami Beach experience where we could rent chairs and umbrellas and relax. Also, the shops and little restaurants were just meh...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect view of the ocean and for bike rides and walks to take in the atmosphere of Santa Monica. Not far from Santa Monica pier where you can watch the Sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the pier while on vacation for our anniversary. The weather was remarkable. The sites... The cheap natural fun were all superb. I wholeheartedly recommend this beach to fun seekers that is inexpensive yet not boring!!

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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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