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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: +1 213-576-6615
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...

Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.

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US$ 27.95*
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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
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US$ 162.00*
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
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Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson

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Very scenic and peaceful, yet in the middle of Santa Monica.

The beach and pier are great places to soak up California. A short hop from the Getty and a great counterpoint and place to watch a sunset or two.

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Newark, Delaware USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beach and pier are great places to soak up California. A short hop from the Getty and a great counterpoint and place to watch a sunset or two.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to do on just the pier - great restaurants, video games, amusement park rides, street vendors, live music, and of course great views of the beach, ocean, and the surfers.

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Chonburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever I come back to CA, I always go to the Pier just to view the sights and the people. Very interesting collection of humanity. After that, walk around SM especially the 3rd Street Promenade. Plenty of places to eat low budget or high budget

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a whole day at Santa Monica Bay!!! The beach is amazing!! Next time I will stay in a hotel at Santa Monica!! I loved this place!! I think that i can live for ever there!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3rd street is a nice place to shop and dine however the general area around the beach smells like urine and is brought down by all the homeless sleeping in the parks, not really a nice place to take the family or children

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't go to Los Angeles without taking time to go to the beach. We found parking, pricy parking, and enjoyed a relaxing stroll on the sidewalk and then took our shoes off and walked down to the waters edge and walked there for a bit enjoying the sun and the surf and the seagulls. After we climbed up onto the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really disappointed. Beautiful place but there are too many people living on the streets. The restaurants are nice, there is free wifi on the streets but will not return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place where you can meet lot of people. Some people with street skills, a view of long beach, 3rd street promenade etc.

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled down the pier and watched all the activity going on around: street performers, people fishing, playing volleyball on the sand courts below, some people surfing (although the water was very cold), and the most interesting was some girls doing yoga on surfboards. There were lots of little shops to browse and coffee stands along the way. This was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardly bath temperature if you are not wearing wet suit like this in the month of November.The beach is huge and the advantage of its proximity to Santa Monica, you can easily walk to find everything the city offers. Significantly more peaceful than the neighbor Venice Beach

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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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