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“Would not miss if I were you!”

Santa Monica State Beach
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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

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This beach is excellent. There is a foot washing station, big waves, huge frontage and of course the two for one (The Santa Monica Pier).

The whole experience and area
Is phenomenal. There is parking on the Pier, and there is a huge lot in front if the beach.

I would not miss this if I were back in LA.

I highly recommend.

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We went to several beaches during our trip to California. The width of the beaches was the thing that impressed me most. It's a LONG walk from the beginning of the sand to the ocean. Santa Monica Beach seemed to be cleaner and very well maintained. Quite a drastic change from nearby Venice Beach which is visible from Santa Monica Beach. If you're trying to decide between the two....trust me and just go to Santa Monica Beach! Also, don't miss the pier!

1  Thank TNHarleyChick
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were very impressed with the expanse of sand on the beach. It was lovely to walk along the path however the sand & water looked very dirty so we did not swim or walk on the sand.
It is worth a look & the pathway on the sand is very good for walking & running.

Thank timbertoby
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

The weather was beautiful, enjoyed walking all around and checking out all the restaurants and listening to the music.

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Can ride bikes, walk, run, exercise or just relax on the beach, vast coastline of white sandy beach.. We in Australia have awesome beaches, Californian Beaches, actually pretty good.

Thank Kylie K
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