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Santa Monica Beach

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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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310-394-3264
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

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US$125.00*
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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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US$59.00*
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Los Angeles Night Tour
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Lovely beach with great water

Doesn't it make a huge difference when the city council makes an effort to keep the beach clean and tidy. If only I could say the same of the UK. Santa Monica beach features... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Doesn't it make a huge difference when the city council makes an effort to keep the beach clean and tidy. If only I could say the same of the UK. Santa Monica beach features bright sand, clear waters, and big waves. Just make sure that you stay out of the space reserved for the Baywatch as they might tell you... More 

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Thank Shawn W
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply put, iconic. I've lived in Los Angeles my entire 58 years. 24 of them have been in Santa Monica. It's beautiful, gloriously expansive, and it's location allows you to walk, from the beach, to restaurants and boutiques on Main Street, allowing you to leave your car in the parking lot, and save yourself traffic. Come early, leave late. Make... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While most visited during warmer months, it offers great spots for food, entertainment and just to hang out and chill

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful place to spend time with family and enjoy a moment with Nature, you can see some of the surfers and in general people having fun.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to head down for a swim Very close to the outdoor st mall that has everything at your finger tips from food and local shops

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hung out at the beach for about an hour and the sunset was incredible. The pier was also very cool and the mountain views spectacular.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to start your LA visit get off the plane get your hire car and blow the cobwebs off with a walk on this great beach

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the famous Santa Monica Pier before flights back home. Whilst it was great to say we have been, it was nothing to rave about. Staff weren't happy and rides were to much for what they were

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This wide, clean beach is both welcoming and fun. Plenty of activity, fabulous eateries and bars. A nice place to be.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic southern California. Beautiful and relaxing if you avoid july-August. Stroll along the beach either direction. Usually swimable and not too high surf.

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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 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.
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