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This beach was fun. Beach was clean and very big and wide. You have a little bit of a walk from parking area or a local hotel. Lots of room to relax and have fun. Water was very cool and enjoyable for a hot day...More
No sun loungers/sunshades available anywhere along this and neighbouring beaches. Car parking fees increase the nearer you get to Santa Monica Pier. Varied from $25, $15, and much, much further along $10!
We ran along the path past Santa Monica State beach and were very impressed with how clean and clear the path was. Perfect running view too! We also enjoyed relaxing on the beach the next day and there is plenty of room to enjoy some...More
We really liked the beach and surrounding area. It’s a very deep beach as in quite a distance from path to the waters edge. And with the facilities for Exercise and fitness right on the beach it’s ideal for people if it’s your thing. Great...More
I have not seen any restaurant around to sit and not a cafe! at least about the place I were there. It was a sunny day but not that warm to not enjoy so the weather was excellent to me. I could say I saw...More
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.