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Santa Monica Bay

322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 213-576-6615
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Small Group Beaches Highlights Tour of Los Angeles
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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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“santa monica” (359 reviews)
“ferris wheel” (75 reviews)
“nice beach” (70 reviews)
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322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Santa Monica
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+1 213-576-6615
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Reviewed yesterday

We caught the metro to Santa Monica it took about fourty minutes,and then it was just a short walk to the pier.Lots to see there was a fair ground ,loads of stalls,looking down on the beach it looked quite busy.The end of the Pier was...More

Thank JRADELAIDE
Reviewed yesterday

We hired bikes in Venice beach and rode along the dedicated cycle lanes to Santa Monica Pier. The beaches are long and wide and there is plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and, if you're brave enough (the waves are huge) to go...More

Thank KJG780
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Santa Monica and its beaches are justifiably a top tourist destination but the summer weekends get very crowded. As a resident I know it well. Parking is difficult to find near the pier and the traffic is heavy. If you must come on a busy...More

Thank Jimmymahon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed just off Santa Monica Pier! It was amazing! Enjoyed the ocean, the pier, and the shopping! Definitely a fun time!

Thank AHouska
Reviewed 2 days ago

This location was one of the stops on our tour. It was very peaceful to walk around and has such beautiful scenery.

Thank C C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely to visit. Clean beach. Lots of room for everyone. Lots of fun things to do on the pier - mini funfair and lots of nice treats to eat. Clean and tidy. Parking close to beach.

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I remember coming here for years. This trip to my extreme shock the drug users seem to have taken over the beach and pier. Needles in sand, users all over, not what it used to be and unfortunately very unsafe for families! My trip ended...More

Thank Brianna O
Reviewed 3 days ago

The "Pier" was a cool fun place, loved it. lot of nice helpful people. Beach was tons of fun will go back soon.

Thank John K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica Bay beautiful beach with endless possibilities. Water nice surf or boogie board or lay out picnic.Walk on path, Rollerblade, bike with rentals close.Walk to pier 4 more adventurous family fun. U can go to mini amusement park ride roller coaster, merry go round...More

Thank deller701
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lot of fun, just wandering along with the crowds, buying some souvenirs and having a dip in the sea. If you are into healthy eating, we found a huge range of great restaurants back off the beach.

Thank Helen M
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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
...More
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jmiller232
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
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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.
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MicheleCR
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
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