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Santa Monica Bay

322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 213-576-6615
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (61 reviews)
322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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+1 213-576-6615
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Reviewed yesterday

Pretty bay but unfortunately there seems to be a problem with drug addicts and homeless. It did not bother us and we did not feel unsafe but this is something to consider.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a beach and pier with an atmosphere of its own. Very distinct, quaintly charming yet teeming with visitors of all ages at all times. There are attractions down the pier on both sides of the wooden path for children and adults . Enchanting music,...More

1  Thank 212manju
Reviewed 5 days ago

this place is everything you expect. from people on their skate boards, roller skates, bikes, hanging off the gym bars in the sand or walking the tight ropes it's all happening! The beach is fantastic and rolls for miles. The quaint old pier with sideshows,...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 6 days ago

a real nice, clean beach and the pier is a must go to take some good pictures. And surely a place for Route 66 fans - as this is the western end of Route 66 :)

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few know the historic significance of Santa Monica Bay. Spanish explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo commanded the first European expedition to the west coast of the America. He dropped anchor in Santa Monica in 1542, a mere fifty years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue to...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free to walk to and enter if you are staying in Santa Monica. I'd park at the Third Street Promenade parking (free), earlier in the day the better, and walk down the driveway towards the Pier. It's a nice pier with attractions and rides...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, this one is a must see. It's iconic. It's beautiful and dirty all at the same time. Glad my daughter and I were able to take it all in and stroll down the beach to the next stop. The...More

1  Thank a5brown
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little windy today when we arrived for an hour break there where quite a few wind surfers doing their moves and making people gasp well worth stopping off and watching

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit, the pier and beach is amazing!! There is also great shops and restaurants. I would recommend getting here early as its gets busy in the afternoon.

1  Thank Starbar1414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Santa Monica is a must see and I doubt if anyone would be too disappointed. Can be very busy due to the popularity

1  Thank samenglish1872
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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10 June 2017|
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Response from jb321gone | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are surfing classes offered up and down the coast. Depending on the age and athleticism of your children...Santa Monica has the most gentle waves and is best for the youngest set (ages 2 - 9), then Venice... More
Monae N
21 May 2016|
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Response from travelermom | Reviewed this property |
Depends a great deal on what time of day that you are trying to get there! If you are driving out of LA when work is letting out it will take you a lot longer, so plan to leave LA before 3:30 or so for best time.
3 July 2015|
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Response from Draxxzo | Reviewed this property |
The Boardwalk in Santa Monica is well lit and has more people but keep your kids always in your sight. We also have young teenagers and they love the carnival area in the Boardwalk, rides a bit pricey but I guess it goes... More