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Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“marina del rey” (83 reviews)
“venice beach” (266 reviews)
“redondo beach” (39 reviews)
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Santa Monica
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"muscle beach"
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"sea mist"
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"people watching"
in 52 reviews
"public restrooms"
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"great fun"
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"interesting people"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent bike path, stunning views. Flat and well maintained. Especially liked Venice boardwalk. Highly recommend.

Thank HannatheHiker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip. We went out on a Saturday and it was very crowded you must be on high alert at all times. As people walk on the bike trail, cross without looking and stop for no reason. With that being...More

Thank DESYLAY123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Santa Monica and Venice beaches are big and very nice, don’t go on Sundays though Way too crowded with a mix environment of people Some coming from bad areas of LA So just go on any other day The bicycle track is the main...More

Thank MariacriistinaHeller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love walking and can walk forever on this path. Enjoyed seeing all the activities taking place along the path. Also can stop and grab beverages or munchies along the path. Great Southern California activity if like being at or near the beach.

Thank pslot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely half day bike ride along the bike path. We hired bikes in Santa Monica and rode both south to Venice Beach and north from Santa Monica. Thoroughly enjoyable on a sunny day and good for all fitness levels.

Thank fitzy3169
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rented a bike at Sea Mist right under the pier, Sean and Tim were very friendly and helpful, I got a bike and helmet for $7 an hour. Bike was in good condition, great exercise, excellent way to get the lay of the land....More

Thank Eduardo G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend renting a bike to travel along the beach. It can get crowded so be aware of the traffic flow.

Thank angelacI4434TR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to spend the extra money and pay $100 each for electric bikes for the day. Was totally worth the money. If you want to spend some time along the beach between the Pier and Venice Beach...highly recommend renting electric bikes or razor scooters....More

Thank Kai T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When staying on or near the beach, walks, jogs, bikes or scooters this is the best way to be outside and taking in the beauty of southern California. Wonderful diversity of people and cultures mixed a long a boardwalk of activity for miles. Do not...More

Thank pcg123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't worry about how to hire the bikes - many hotels have them or are eager to help with the hiring of them. The bike path is a beautiful and fun way to see the area - go early before it gets too hot. Yes,...More

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Nearby
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
...More
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Marc Alexander U
18 March 2018|
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Response from Cornelius T | Reviewed this property |
There’s no great advantage to be gained by riding the bike path from beginning to end. If you want to log in 26 miles, go 13 and then come back. I find the southern end of the trail after Venice not very scenic. The trail... More
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ShawnHarrington
13 March 2018|
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Response from Geekette92064 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. But would recommend helmets even if being towed. Gets pretty crowded.
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ricmarknic
29 May 2017|
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Response from Mauibeth | Reviewed this property |
They charge by the hour and no deposit--I think they just keep a credit card on file. And yes, some have a small basket. It's totally cheap, easy, and hassle free!
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