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“Homeless People & Santa Monica” 3 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
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Owner description: This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Homeless People & Santa Monica”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

The beach is ace, nice people, but then there is the homeless issue. LA is overrun with homeless people and it really does affect Santa Monica, wherever you are!

Visited April 2014
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“Beach Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Beautiful long beach walk, huge sandy beach nice and clean. Great exercise for walkers, joggers and bikers.

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great beach. Lovely family vibe. Water a little cold for my liking. Walk down from the bear towards Venice beach for a great stroll.

Visited April 2014
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Santa Monica
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“Review from a local”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

The areas next to the pier (north and south within 200 yards in both directions) are a dump and way over-packed. The tourists and people coming from the inland apparently mistake the sand for a garbage can.

As you go North of the pier, it gets quieter and cleaner (any area north of lifeguard stand 10). If you're going South, another semi-less crowded spot to go is south of the volleyball courts at Ocean Park and North of the start of the Venice Boardwalk.

If you really want to experience beautiful beaches in So Cal, go to Malibu--Point Dume is absolutely gorgeous but it gets super crowded. Best to get there by 9am and leave when the early afternoon crowd starts rolling in.

Visited April 2014
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Dallas, TX
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“Sun, sand and ocean; what more could you ask for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our visit to the Santa Monica beach was great. We were able to rent bikes and ride along the beach and get out of the saddle and spend some time in the sand. The beach was clean and easily accessible, wasn't so crowded that you couldn't have your own space and had great scenery while relaxing in the water. This is one of the better beaches I have visited in California.

Visited April 2014
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