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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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So much to see, so little time

What a beach for people watching! Plus wide, empty, clean, soft sand. Visitors and locals alike enjoying outdoor activities. Bicycling, running, walking, roller skating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Helen G
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Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beach for people watching! Plus wide, empty, clean, soft sand. Visitors and locals alike enjoying outdoor activities. Bicycling, running, walking, roller skating, volleyball, suntanning, shooting the bull at Perry's. If I lived in Santa Monica, there would be no excuse for being out-of-shape. Easy to be healthy here.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Beach! Lots of space and gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean! There are tons of restaurants to find both on the beach and a few streets back, no matter if you're closer to Santa Monica or Venice.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To sit in the sun, play in the ocean, listen to the waves, or catch a beautiful sunset...don't miss this! You can park at the pier and walk down the stairs so you really get both experiences in one!!!!!!!

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Thank DAWN G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went in February, when most Californians seem to think the beach is much too cold. But if you're a tourist from a cold place like me (Chicago), 75 degrees is heaven in February, and I enjoyed myself on a not-so-crowded, beautiful beach, although I walked far from the pier to avoid the repeating music. Worth noting that on Sundays... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed with this beach as not longer was it clean but the mountain backdrop is quite impressive. We walked along the beach and admired the graffiti and the street dancer acts I would recommend for a day out .

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely long stretch of wide sandy beach in bustling Santa Monica. A vibrant location with lots going on.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a tour bus down to Santa Monica and then walked from there to Venice Beach. We had lovely weather and it was great to see the water and palm trees up close. There's lots of little shops and places to get food along the way.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going here every year on our family vacation and always had a a really fun, peaceful time. Apparently everyone else has been, too, because last week it was insanely busy. The beach was packed, the pier was heaving, the roads leading to the beach and back to the parking in Santa Monica were reminiscent of leaving a concert.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a bike path and neat walkway right next to sand with a great view. It also connects to the pier where there are shops and restaurants. There are also outdoor concerts in the at times with well known performers. A merry go round, small roller. Coaster, Ferris Wheel and ocean museum all accessible from the walkway and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very laid-back, been there by bycicle from Santa Monica to venice Beach, visting Santa Monica Pier, wonderfull to see the people on the beach playing ball sports

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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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