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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

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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A great location to visit, a little crowded at night, but vibrant

A great location to while away a few hours, parking is $12 all day at the beach front car park. The CBD is a couple of blocks over, hand for some retail therapy. Probably the... read more

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A great location to while away a few hours, parking is $12 all day at the beach front car park. The CBD is a couple of blocks over, hand for some retail therapy. Probably the best views are in the evening, and just before sunset, fabulous pictures. Make sure you have a view from the right side of the pier.

Thank ScampinIzzy
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A Stunning beauty of a beach, come early to get a good spot if you plan to stay the day, parking can be tight to find at times. Great clean sand, nice water, and the pier for further entertainment. If you are from out of town, and want to visit the famous Malibu, it is a short drive up the... More 

Thank Ritchie H
Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazingly clean and acres of sand! Public restrooms conveniently placed along the beach. Lots of physical activities including multiple volleyball courts, workout activities and areas specifically designed for various physically challenging tasks. Walking path is very wide and accommodates multiple activities including roller blades, walking, jogging, etc. easy access to Santa Monica pier. One drawback is the homeless population in... More 

Thank JungleJym55
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beach are amazing, i was surprised it was cold in august. but it's lovely and i really enjoyed watch sea birds.

Thank Mary M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed! Sand and beach as far as you can see which was amazing in the sunshine... Lots of parking, places to wash sand off you and people walk round selling everything from water to ice cream to umbrellas! I'd go on a week day next time though as it was... More 

Thank cmfhewett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful place, with clear blue skies and fine golden sand. Buy a couple of sandwiches, bring a towel to sit on and just lounge around watching the world go by. It's very clean and a great place to chill out and spend a couple of hours. Gets chilly in the evening, bring a sweater!

Thank rrrebekah
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very good place to hangout with friends and i love beaches, amazing views, a day spent well at Santa Monica Beach.

Thank Akshay23493
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are people playing volley ball, swimming, surfing, running etc. This is a nice beach in the evening to see sunset and take photos too. Like it!

Thank joanadventure
Valencia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very crowded beach but seems fun! Lots of surfers and people enjoying beach time. Nice sand and spacious.

Thank MBLOVER2014
Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you have to walk a bit to get to the water and you get free spots. Beach seems clean and there is plenty of life guards

Thank Matilda F

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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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