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Santa Monica Beach

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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 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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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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Los Angeles Night Tour
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

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Sunny, busy, fun

We spend a few great days at the beach this year, the weather was perfect and as the beach is so wide even when busy you can still find your own spot...great beach!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spend a few great days at the beach this year, the weather was perfect and as the beach is so wide even when busy you can still find your own spot...great beach!

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing equipment on offer to exercise with and a huge beach is available to do all kind of activities on with friends and family!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The sand was unbelievable clean & perfect for sand castles. Great views & waves don't miss it. There's a work out section on beach to toilets and amenities close by.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful beach--clean and well-maintained; very walkable to Venice madness. Pier has carny stuff and a real rides. Easy parking and connects to a delightful bike trail!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice beach next to Downtown Santa Monica. While we were there, we saw a girl rollerblading. She seemed like she knew where she was going and what she was doing. As she walked by two gentlemen that were seated. "Can you guys tell me which way is Venice?" in a seemingly pretentious voice. Perhaps she was genuinely lost? Or maybe... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there with my friends to see sunset and it didn't disappoint me at all. It was a bit chilly October but it was worth their seeing many people skateboarding.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place for a walk, or if you're lucky you can find a swing set and just swing on the beach. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Windy and rainy but still lots of fun! Plenty of parking near the pier. Not too busy for a Saturday afternoon. Beach was clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Migrated to Santa Monica whenever possible to get away from our rental 2 blocks off of Venice Beach. Great Bike rental place called Jays, ask for Kirby. He was awesome! Got stuck renting in Venice Beach thanks to Flip Key rentals after rental cancelled or double booked us 3 times! Seriously dislike Venice. Had a lovely time with our family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to exercise. Or just sit in the sand and relax. The bike/pedestrian path is well maintained and seems to go on forever. We rarely miss a chance for a beach run, then a stop at Back on the Beach for a burger or salad. Try to avoid the busy days, like the day after Thanksgiving when... More 

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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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