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26-Mile Bike Path

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Santa Monica
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Address: Santa Monica, CA 90403

Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking,...

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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Great place to bike

We were staying at a vacation rental close to the Venice Canals, and fortunately our place came with a pair of bikes. It was great biking along this stretch, although a bit... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at a vacation rental close to the Venice Canals, and fortunately our place came with a pair of bikes. It was great biking along this stretch, although a bit challenging with the crowds and sandy path. We got close to the Malibu Beach area. If we had more time it would be great to go further and... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently rode The Strand on cruiser bikes with our grandchildren and enjoyed it from where we began to where we ended. It was effortless with excellent scenery! We hope to return again, real soon.

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good way to see the beach. Bike can be rented by the hour or you can bring your own. There are plenty of things to see while riding. There are places to eat along the way if you like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can bike from Santa Monica to Will Rogers State Park in Malibu, then head south to Marina del Rey. The only negative is passing through Venice - the cigarette and marijuana (now legal) smoke is thick, and people wander onto the bike path without noticing that it's for bike's only. Avoid Venice and you'll enjoy a beautiful coastline.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rode from Santa Monica to Venice Beach. Great way to see the coast, iconic beaches. It is a very wide, paved path, easy to ride. The beaches are pretty spread out so it would be a lot to walk, and you might get run over by a bike! Lots of shops and restaurants along the path as well. Definitely... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fastest and most beautiful way to get around from Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey. Ocean front views, sand, and endless fit women in bikinis!

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Zsambek, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very comfortable and safety to ride around the island on 26-mile bike path. But it's not only safety but also very nice. Do not miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The " bike path" is awesome..in parts..most parts...the northern start point is quiet and beautiful looking towards malibu...going south into santa monica is very cool..total beach vibe...next stop venice, which is actually very gross and dirity, but great to ride by on the path...look right its the beautiful pacific..look left its the discussting Venice...next some street riding..not great , but... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ride from Santa Monica up to Venice Beach and Marina del Rey very much. We rented a bike for the whole day and took our time, which you have to anyway, as the path is used by many many people. Bikers, walkers and rollerbladers all share the same path so drive carefully and pay attention to others.

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marin ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I did not walk or ride the entire path, I saw it from my car. It would have been fun to ride the entire way, especially the sections without all the tourists.

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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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