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“2nd best bay in california” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach
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$125.00*
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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
Mendoza, Argentina
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“2nd best bay in california”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Best hour to visit at sunset,the views are excellent, nice place to walk ant take picks of the ocean.Try churros at the bay, they are delicious!! very clean and safe place for solo travellers.

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Pretty area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I enjoyed walking in this park. You can walk and bike for miles. Nice benches to sit at. The only problem is there are a lot of homeless people sleeping in the park and if you are alone it makes you uncomfortable to stop and sit on a bench and enjoy the view.

Visited February 2013
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Durham, NC
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“A lovely beach until the smog rolled in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were in town for a convention and had an afternoon free. We took the city bus from our hotel near the airport (which was something of an adventure on its own) and it dropped us two blocks inland from the pier and beach.

The beach was lovely and not too crowded - it was a brisk enough day to thin the crowds but warm enough to dip our feet into the Pacific. It seemed well-kept the day we were there and the scenery was gorgeous. And the tide was at a perfect level for us to find tiny live clams in the sand.

Our only problem was when (I assume) the winds shifted and smog began to roll in, making it a bit difficult to breathe. I would check the weather the next time I had the chance to visit and see if the air was going to remain clear.

Visited February 2013
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oxfordshire
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“Huge beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just like in the movies! Wide beach of white sand, surfers, beach volleyball, miles of cycle path. Great for people watching.

Visited January 2013
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marengo
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“sun fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

The beach is the greatest the ocean is beautiful you will want to be there day after day and the people were fun to watch skating and bilking running!!!

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