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Santa Monica Beach

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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“homeless people” (88 reviews)
“people watching” (136 reviews)
“rent bikes” (37 reviews)
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this beach. The pier gives you a nostalgic, old-timey feel, with tasty seafood and an old amusement park. The beach is very wide/deep, with soft white sand. We walked from the pier to Venice Beach with our feet in the water, and back...More

Thank TRIPTravelTailor
Reviewed 5 days ago

As an Aussie from Melbourne, always thought we had the best beaches - not so anymore. We were here in the Autumn month of October, beaches were not populated, so what we saw were amazing, clean, vast, well groomed shorelines, truly awesome. We were also...More

Thank ChristinaMCGM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see destination while in Cali. Ride the rides and enjoy the food and play a few games.

Thank Momof2lovestraveling
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can only describe the beach and pier as a total dump. The place is overrun with beggars and vagrants. The whole vibe is ruined when you see someone spaced out smoking crack on the street. The homeless are like seagulls. If you feed one,...More

1  Thank Trfel
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am back in the big state of Kansas right now after being on the beach in October and can't wait to get back to my Santa Monica beach! I got my boogie board, fins, and wet suit awaiting me at my apartment. This beach...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first west coast beach to visit and I have to say: I wasn't disappointed. The mountains in the background blew my mind and both my friend and I just sat there for hours taking and soaking it all in. I never understood...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful white sandy beach. Blue sea. Plenty of lifeguards on duty during busy periods. A nice view of the city from the beach

Thank Domzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most famous beaches in LA.t has been filmed many times and Forest Gump run here , when running on the East side of USA. Have a walk in the pier, swim at the ocean and of course surf. Good selection of restaurants,...More

Thank GeorgeSemertzakis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a morning walk along the beach and it was awesome. The paths accommodate both bikes, walkers and runners. It was amazing and most enjoyable - and a great way to start your day. There were some good places to get water and...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just a quick visit as i wanted to see as much as i could of Los Angeles. Nice huge beach with the Santa Monica Pier. Glad i came to see and to see what it was like, but a shame i could not...More

Thank edward r
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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Derek S
17 October 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any lockers
12 September 2017|
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Response from Corkey1972 | Reviewed this property |
Venice beach was nice but had loads of homeless people and drugies in the evening. Not sure I would want to wonder around after dark . Santa Monica was lovely and only 10 mins on a bike away . We ate at james beach one... More
Dale M
8 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy_Salsa | Reviewed this property |
I would stay in Santa Monica, as close to the beach as possible. If your hotel offers breakfast options you could have them there. And then hit the beach...the pier, have a nice, relaxing walk to Venice Beach and back... More