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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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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Santa Monica beach is awesome, wider than a lot of beaches are long! His meant that it didn't feel too crowded. We parked at the shopping centre that is a two minute walk to the... read more

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Santa Monica beach is awesome, wider than a lot of beaches are long! His meant that it didn't feel too crowded. We parked at the shopping centre that is a two minute walk to the beach. Was far cheaper than parking on the beachfront or pier. Other benefit is close by to shops and restaurants. Traffic in area was really... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Arrived on the hop on hop off bus. Went out on the wharf and checked out the sights. Huge beach.

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Thank Jo R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

85deg on Saturday. Nice beach Very busy a lot of people. Parking was $30. Traffic was very bad. Food was available on carts and restaurants. Bring your patience because it's crazy.

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Thank davestitz
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Santa Monica beach is gorgeous. It's huge so quite a walk from the street to the ocean but that also means there's lots of space and you can have a big spot to yourself. The views of the sea are fantastic and A couple got married just in front of where we were sitting which was a lovely thing to... More 

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India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean beach with quite a few facilities for outdoor activities. Great place for families to head out too.Kids have sandpits areas to go crazy in. A few nice places to eat and have a drink. The pier makes for a good photo oppurtunity

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The beach is packed, which is a little strange compared to Australian beaches where (with some exceptions) there is often loads of room. Well set up with swings and other play equipment for younger children.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are walking the boardwalk then the chances are you either come from or are going to Venice. Santa Monica is much nicer than Venice, with fewer cheap shirt shops and more of the beach being used for volley ball or football games. It's about 1 1/2 miles from one end to the other so a nice walk if... More 

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Santa Monica beach is a beautiful beach with exceptional views. Lifeguards are present. Near the Santa Monica pier with restrooms and restaurants. Clean and expansive. Can walk for miles. Ride a bike on the bike/rollerblading path, or take a leisurely stroll.

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Plus best hot dog from japadog. Great views. Can get a train from downtown to Santa Monica beach. Best swim. Showers available. All good.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Nice beach but the walk is long to get to the ocean. around the pier they have gymnastic equipment you can get on. Fun but hard to do.

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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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