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Santa Monica for the afternoon

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Santa Monica for the afternoon

We're staying in LA, but have this afternoon free and will be driving to Santa Monica right after lunch. We'd like to spend some time on the beach--is there anywhere to rent beach chairs/umbrellas? Also, where is the best place to park for the beach? We're also heading in to Venice for dinner at Axe. Is it feasible to walk there and back from the SM beach area?

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1. Re: Santa Monica for the afternoon

No, you won't want to walk to Axe, which is on Abbot Kinney and far from Santa Monica by foot.

There are places to rent chairs/umbrellas seasonally - last weekend was the last weekend for this service (Beach Butler). The weather is turning, so don't know if you'll have actual beach weather - when is this trip? You can certainly walk along the beach from anywhere, and parking is plentiful both in SM and in Venice now.

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2. Re: Santa Monica for the afternoon

Actually, our trip is today! Maybe we'll wander down to the Annenberg Beach House for lunch--do you know if they are still set up with chairs outside?

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3. Re: Santa Monica for the afternoon

You'd have to call them:

annenbergbeachhouse.com/visit-us/hours-and-a…

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