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“Bike from Santa Monica to Venice Beach, California”

Santa Monica State Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Entertaining, fun people and breathtaking views, specially the Santa Monica Pier at sunset time. You can either bike, roller skate, skateboard or just walk.

Thank MVictoriaL
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

First time at a California beach, maybe I was expecting more coming from Fort Myers Beach.
Disappointed in the trash there was on the sand at the beach and around the pier. With the cost of parking there is no excuse. Can't wait to get back to FMB.

Thank WATAVET
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Still no charge for the beach. Easy to reach via car or on foot. Very well kept. Saw a sea lion in the surf!

1  Thank Mike_J1963
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

If someone tells you that you need to drive past Malibu to enjoy a beach, ignore them. The beach in Santa Monica, steps away from the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the nicest beaches in the area.
Clean, well-patrolled, and never crowded.
The brown pelican, a small bird that had been missing for a number of years, is back. And the dolphin population is large as well. If you want to avoid the distractions of Venice Beach and spend some quiet time at the ocean, head in this direction.

1  Thank zadkine
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The beach is wide enough and long enough that it's easy to enjoy a day of sun, water, and sand with the crowd or a bit on one's own. The area is nicely maintained and very family-friendly. Lots of parking in the area, and a reasonable walk to restrooms and restaurants.

Thank 47IU24L
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