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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beach is just pure beauty. Miles and miles of white sand with a beautifully clean beach. This is well worth the visit to enjoy the sun!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 244ashleighl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a few hours left in LA so decided to head to the beach before heading to the airport. We parked up right near the main pier, which normally costs $10 to park; we ended up parking for free as we presented our Blue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OriginalSoulGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, It a nice beach and fun to visit I really like it there!! but it is so crowded every time over there! If you looking for peace and quiet this is not the place for you

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank powellin13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Monica beach is my favorite place to get away when I travel out to LA. The pier is always fun and full of things to do and I always follow that up with a nice stroll down the beach. It seems to be quieter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is on my bucket list when I go on vacation. I really enjoyed myself and I love the ocean. The beach is clean and the waves and the wind is very relaxing. I suggest anybody who likes the beach to go to Santa...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 568jeanniem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super nice. Very clean beach. Very big and spacious. Perfect for long walks and chats. Highly recommending

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paulina Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around on this beach. It wasn’t too busy while we were there. It’s amazing how much trash is on this beach since there is trash cans and recycling cans like every 50 feet on this beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChadB410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here from Venice beach and really enjoy it. Beach was spotless and quiet giving it a real romance and couples feel. At night as the sun came down the beach had some interesting bird life but best of all was sitting with strangers what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdeWotton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Monica State Beach is just a walk out of most hotel’s doors in SM, which is delightful. There really is quite a bit to do here with Muscle Beach, walking, biking, scooter path and the Pier. There are lifeguards diligently working up and down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kdavi3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to soak up some rays, kick back with an ice cream or a cold beverage or maybe both. Smell the fresh sea air and enjoy the wind in your hair.

Date of experience: December 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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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Alexandre K | Reviewed this property |
People tend to come with their own stuff; didn’t notice any chair rentals on either Venice or Santa Monica long stretch of beaches
August 12, 2018|
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Response from 396shellyc | Reviewed this property |
I think so, we were there until around 8pm and didn’t have any problems!
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from ALSS-OZ | Reviewed this property |
Santa Monica beach is kid friendly - heaps of eating options, can’t recall kayaks for rent. Close to shops also.