We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (4,111)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
11°
Oct
18°
Nov
17°
Dec
Contact
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
Website
310-458-8300
Call
Improve This Listing
Santa Monica State Beach Tours and Tickets
from US$ 79.00
More Info
from US$ 149.00
More Info
from US$ 139.00
More Info
from US$ 60.00
More Info
from US$ 99.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (6,632)
Filter reviews
4,058 results
Traveller rating
2,152
1,372
416
77
41
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
2,152
1,372
416
77
41
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach bike path muscle beach the pacific ocean los angeles pier waves baywatch volleyball surf california malibu stroll vendors
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 4,058 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This state beach is very big. Parking is usually convenient in one of the close by parking slots. The are homeless people but the are harmless. Overall the beach is safe thanks to local law enforcement’s presence. Good bike paths. Swimming is of course recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Convenient parking with lots of food either on the adjacent pier or along Ocean Blvd. Great are to enjoy the SoCal ambiance.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zapprint
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here during our California trip and was disappointed. Not like it was seen on pictures/media. Very busy and didn’t feel like a beautiful coastal beach. Enjoyed the beaches further south so much better!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank blueeyedcanadian74
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't stay in hollywood or Beverly hills. Santa Monica is both classy and relaxed. The beach is great and roomy.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 94christerb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat-the pier is remarkable and still made of wood floors. There are cafes out on the pier that are all worth a visit. Entertainment is happening and fun. Off the pier there’s a walkway along side the beach that winds it’s way down...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CAJMR05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was fun. Beach was clean and very big and wide. You have a little bit of a walk from parking area or a local hotel. Lots of room to relax and have fun. Water was very cool and enjoyable for a hot day...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dtonucci93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in June and stayed near muscle beach. Expansive beach, very clean, lots of families. Useful cycle track at the back of the beach and plenty of places to hire bikes.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JaniceD884
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very wide sandy beach. It is clean and beautiful. There is a wooden walkway almost up to the water. The pier nearby has restaurants and entertainment

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bart0001
Reviewed 1 week ago

No sun loungers/sunshades available anywhere along this and neighbouring beaches. Car parking fees increase the nearer you get to Santa Monica Pier. Varied from $25, $15, and much, much further along $10!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ran along the path past Santa Monica State beach and were very impressed with how clean and clear the path was. Perfect running view too! We also enjoyed relaxing on the beach the next day and there is plenty of room to enjoy some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RachelSarahC
View more reviews
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier
1,097 reviews
.09 km away
Shore Hotel
3,659 reviews
.11 km away
Ocean Lodge Hotel
197 reviews
.22 km away
Sea Blue Hotel
1,276 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 820 nearby restaurants
True Food Kitchen
1,345 reviews
.19 km away
Blue Plate Taco
1,183 reviews
.15 km away
Brunos
365 reviews
.15 km away
Big Deans Oceanfront Cafe
445 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 289 nearby attractions
Santa Monica Pier
18,356 reviews
.15 km away
Tongva Park
208 reviews
.10 km away
Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign
269 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
s w
10 September 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 25AlexA | Reviewed this property |
On the pier. You can’t miss it as lots of people taking photos nearby
1
Vote
sallykam24601
22 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Easy Bike ride between the two.. make sure you ask for bike lock from the hirer so you can lock up when you want to have a wander around!
1
Vote
soon2bRN
23 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from EJT1966 | Reviewed this property |
doesn't seem like too much. I am not enough of a local to be able to advise on traffic in March I am afraid :) Have fun
1
Vote