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Santa Monica Bay

322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 213-576-6615
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Santa Monica
+1 213-576-6615
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Reviewed yesterday

The pier was amazing and the beach was beautiful, I'd recommend a full day here. We went on a sunny day and the water was so refreshing. The beaches aren't like Aussie beaches and it was really cool to see a beach with so much...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to have a walk or jog.Lots of people.You can go for tanning or just readinga book.Nice houses.

Thank Taylor T
Reviewed yesterday

The beach is gorgeous and the sunset view is one of the best in the area. Great places to eat in the area.

Thank Dnnklly
Reviewed yesterday

What a scenery! We loved our stop here and walking around and seeing some amazing properties around. Made us very jealous!

Thank lynngoodie77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Santa Monica was by far my favorite place out of my trip to LA. It is very walkable and has lots of restaurants and shops by the beach. The pier and beach walkway, as well as the beach are great and relaxing. You can see...More

Thank Gerson C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Santa Monica Bay is a must do place when in LA. The beach is nice , but don't spent to much time here. Get your baywatch sunset picture and look online for the best food truck nearby. For shops: get your local shirt (for cycling...More

Thank Arthur_Hoogeveen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hopped off the Hop on/ hop off bus and spent a little time here. So glad that I did. I walked the pier but it was the sight of the huge beach and mountains in the background that made my day. And if I can...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always the first place I head to when I arrive in LA. Such a relaxed vibe. The beach is so clean and during the weekdays not so densely populated as it is over the weekend. Lots of places to eat and drink. I like to...More

Thank karenvegas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was well right very nice and clean and it was a very inviting family atmosphere while you’re here you must see the Santa Monica pier and have a nice overlook of the day in the mountains

Thank tjsandra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bay is usually calm and pretty. You can go to the beach, swim, fish, etc. There aren't too many stores or shops on the beach, but it can still be fun. For shopping, you are better in Venice.

Thank Samuel M
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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26 September 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this is too late. I am a former tour guide for Tours by Locals. My specialty is Santa Monica which international travelers have finally discovered is THE place when visiting Santa Monica because it is, quite... More
9 June 2017|
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Response from jb321gone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are surfing classes offered up and down the coast. Depending on the age and athleticism of your children...Santa Monica has the most gentle waves and is best for the youngest set (ages 2 - 9), then Venice... More
Monae N
21 May 2016|
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Response from pixieprogrammer | Reviewed this property |
Plan for at least an hour with good traffic. You can take a cab or the Big Blue Bus from LAX. BBB is cheap, $1.25 per person 1 way, but takes a little longer - route 3. Traffic is never good, so plan accordingly when... More