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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dtonucci93
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited in June and stayed near muscle beach. Expansive beach, very clean, lots of families. Useful cycle track at the back of the beach and plenty of places to hire bikes.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JaniceD884
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very wide sandy beach. It is clean and beautiful. There is a wooden walkway almost up to the water. The pier nearby has restaurants and entertainment

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bart0001
Reviewed 3 days ago

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!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RachelSarahC
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to sit down with friend and relax. Watch the sun set if possible. It is amazing. Just take care with the sea!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lilian_dreis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a nice beach, but we were on a tour, so we were not really dressed for the beach. AMG tours, I don’t recommend them.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank danielgkendall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hmmm well, nothing out of the ordinary. The pier is just full of tourists..Shopping Plaza's are better and not so crowded.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Metoyoutometoyou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank crow58
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shab64nam
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Santa Monica
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
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10 September 2019|
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Response from 25AlexA | Reviewed this property |
On the pier. You can’t miss it as lots of people taking photos nearby
22 June 2019|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Easy Bike ride between the two.. make sure you ask for bike lock from the hirer so you can lock up when you want to have a wander around!
23 January 2019|
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Response from EJT1966 | Reviewed this property |
doesn't seem like too much. I am not enough of a local to be able to advise on traffic in March I am afraid :) Have fun