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26-Mile Bike Path

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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.
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We rode from Santa Monica pier to Venice beach return. It was great fun and magic weather. Several places to get food/drink along the way.

Thank JOA09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been riding this bike path since I was a kid. The cities have done an amazing job of making this a fun and safe place to ride from town to town without worrying about cars. Good for adults and kids alike. Easy and mostly...More

1  Thank Geekette92064
Reviewed 1 week ago

don be shy, rent a bike and ride. this path is flat and fantastic, you will cross several neibourhoods and sigth seeings, but avoid the touristc attractions and popular stores, research before go, cause there is a lot of trick offers on the beach front....More

1  Thank Mattartrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Favorite place to walk my dog, go for a run, or just people watch in Santa Monica and Venice. You can see the vibe and atmosphere change as you travel through different cities along the path. There's muscle beach if you're in the mood for...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice to walk from Santa Monica to Venice , brunch at " eggslut" and ride the bike bath back . Sunshine and great views . Surprised to see homeless encampments . One of the simple highlights of our trip

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time riding bikes up the Ocean to Venice beach. Ours were in with our hotel deal. They are so easy to ride to very chichi do it it’s great fun.

Thank K B H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is this for bike riders, but throw in the skate-boarders, roller skaters and straight up pedestrians - makes this a hibe of activity and a great way to get into the true Californian groove. Highly recommended - for sight-seeing as well as exercising...More

Thank ChristinaMCGM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great path but with everyone looking at the sites it can be a bit dangerous! We were there on a Saturday morning and rode from Santa Monica Pier to Venice (about 10-15 minute ride), saw a kid have a very bad wipe out with lots...More

Thank harrywCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you can ride on funny looking bikes, others go inlines or rollerskating.Do not expect any tempo training, as this paved stretch will also be filled up by walkers.Also note that many turists on bicycles do it for the first time in life, so sometimes...More

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The light version is to rent a bike in Santa Monica and turn around at marina del rey at Washington. This will take an hour or two depending on your speed and stoppage. The full version is to go all the way down to Manhattan...More

Thank ChezCarrere
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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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!
30 April 2017|
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Response from Jeanie H | Reviewed this property |
Why not use a Segway. I saw all sorts enjoying the Strand. Another option for you may be an electric bike. Safe and easy to use going the distance. Have fun!
30 April 2017|
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Response from Tatia C | Reviewed this property |
That's the beauty of it. You can begin anywhere you want. We started (logically) at the bike rental store and rode towards the ferris wheel, then turned around and rode towards Muscle Beach/Santa Monica Pier. There are... More