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“Great equipment”
Review of Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach
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Owner description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
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63 reviews
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“Great equipment”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The beach by the pier has tons of equipment. My kids loved the travelling rings and had a great time trying to master them, with the help of some very kind locals. They spent time with them giving them tips and suggestions. Great place to hang out.

Visited March 2013
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“60 degree temperatures couldnt keep us away”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a great trip to Santa Monica and the pier. We went when the LA Marathon was taking place and had no trouble finding free parking and navigating the area. Folks were super friendly and the pier was fun (even though we didnt get on any of the overpriced rides since we were going to Disneyland the next day. This is definitely a family friendly place with large beaches and plenty of places to eat nearby. There is something for everyone. Quick tips. This is the beach from Baywatch, has the only ferris wheel over water, and is the pier from Forrest Gump that Tom Hanks runs down after his cross country run.

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Huntington Beach, California
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Relaxing and beautiful!
Awesome place!
IF you can recognize them, yeah you might see some celebrities! IF! LOL
This place is just so neat!
Lay in the sun or get in the water & have some fun!
Then go to the pier!
Have a great day!!! You WILL be glad you did!

Visited February 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Santa Monica Beach was really a wow moment! Spent 3 nights in LA...came out here on my second day and was definitely the highlight of LA! Was just like the films, baywatch etc!!! Felt so surreal!

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Quiet in January”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were travelling in January and were blessed with some UNBELIEVABLE weather. The beach was much less busy than they would be on a summer day but still lots of people/ visitors present. Lots to see. Lovely place.

Visited January 2013
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